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Monthly Archives: October 2015

On September 27th, we brewed an amber ale featuring fresh, whole hops on the Maltose Falcons 40 gallon brewery.

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After some grain mill problems, we were underway.

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The star of the show:

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The hops were brought by a hop farmer friend of the club’s president.

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The grain bill is above. The other hops employed are below.  We did not find the second bag of golden promise, so we substituted with 14lbs Maris Otter.

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Cascade was used as a mash hop.  

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Mash-in at 152° 75 lbs into 80 quarts.  1.060 OG was the goal. Nailed it.

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We added the big sack of fresh hops as a late addition.

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The process was fun and the equipment was excellent.  The HERMS setup was very cool and automatic temperature control made things very easy.

Took home two carboys of ~4 gallons each.

One was WLP 090 San Diego Super and the other WLP 013 London Ale.  The 090 was much better.  Hops on display.

Today’s brew was a Scottish 70 shilling, built on Jamil’s Brewing Classic Styles recipe.

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All numbers were hit except mash temp, which was undershot by a few degrees.

Further improvements were made to the brewery, including new hoses, three new 3 piece valves and all new quick disconnects.  The stainless was all Blichmann

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The brew day went pretty smoothly.  The fresh hop red ale was kegged, with some overflow onto the garage floor.  4 gallons into a3 gallon keg will do that…

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Had an odd assortment of beers while brewing…

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Filled the fermenters, cleaned up and were done in 6.5 hours.

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