stonebrewingco:

When it comes to ‪craftbeer…

stonebrewingco:

When it comes to ‪craftbeer…

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Yeast fridge at the LHBS I work at died. Goodbye $400+ of white labs and wyeast.

Yeast fridge at the LHBS I work at died. Goodbye $400+ of white labs and wyeast.

Baltic Porter…kinda

Had a mishap at the LHBS last Friday.  A guy was mixing his specialty grains in the mill hopper and I did not realize it.  Ended up throwing other grain on top of it.  As a result I came home with:

0.5 # Carafa
2 # Chocolate
0.75 # C40
1.5 # C120
0.25 # CaraAroma
2.25 # Brown Malt

To that I added

6.5 # Pilsner
3 # Pale 2 row
3.25 # M20
0.5 # Special B

1.85 oz Tett (60 min)
1.15 oz Tett (25 min)

Put all that together with some German Lager yeast and you have a overly chocolaty and hopefully not overly sweet Baltic Porter weighing in at 8.6 ABV.  My hope is that the combination of the Brown and Carafa Malt with targeting the high end of the bitterness will help to offset all that caramel malt.  At least it did not cost me much to make.

This weeks jolly lesson...

jollyboysbrews:

(Again) From John Palmer’s ‘How to brew’

One that the Jolly Boys are trying to get right. So if anyone has any suggestions beyond these we’d like to know.

Symptom: I added the yeast yesterday and it bubbled all day but is slowing down/stopped today.

Cause 1: Lack of Preparation As I stated…

Don’t forget, if you are using a bucket, the lid may not seal well enough to force the co2 out of the airlock. The only way to be totally sure is to check the gravity several days in a row.

Untapped

bearmountainbrewing:

Anyone use it?

Probably should have mentioned that I just started using it (guess who just joined the modern world and got a smart phone). You can find me under the user name bbesser.

Untapped

Anyone use it?

viewtifuljoesbikesandmore:

Haha #Utah #beer @woowootybg  (at Wasatch Wing and Clay)

Polygamy porter: why drink just one.

viewtifuljoesbikesandmore:

Haha #Utah #beer @woowootybg (at Wasatch Wing and Clay)

Polygamy porter: why drink just one.

Hmm…This business plan stuff is hard.  Maybe I should have done a master degree in business instead of engineering.

Early morning greetings from the inside of the Uinta lauter tun.

Early morning greetings from the inside of the Uinta lauter tun.