Hey Everyone! Pretty excited for my first Brew Day tomorrow! Officially enter my adventure into Homebrewing! I plan on getting up early and bundling up to do a brew before the Ravens game at 1
Last night and today I have been reading my two books (Palmer, Papazian) and scouring the forums to formulate a brew plan, so t
hat I get the best beer possible for my first time, and I thought it would be fun to get any tips from more experienced brewers and of course to post an update once its done.
I am going to be doing a full boil in a 15g brew pot, outside on a bayou classic propane burner.
The recipe kit I picked up is for a Brewers Best Belgian Tripel.
Ingredients are as follows:
6.6lb CBW Golden Light LME (2 containers)
3lb Briess Dried Malt Extract Pilsen Light
1lb Light Candi Sugar
4oz Crushed Aromatic Malt
1.5 oz Mt Rainier Hop Pellets
1.0 oz Mt Rainier Hop Pellets
11.5g Safbrew S-33 Dry Yeast
1. Sanitize Everything used for pre-boil/directly after boil, and primary fermenter.
2. Steep crushed grains in 1-2g of water @ 150-165 for 30 minutes
3. Add rest of water for 6.5-7g of water for boil...Bring to boil
4. Add 1/3-1/2 of DME and LME, off burner.
5. Add 1.5oz of Mt. Ranier Hops, boil for 50 minutes
6. Take off burner and add rest of LME, DME, Candi Sugar, and Maltodextrin
7. Once dissolved, bring back to boil and add 1oz packet of Mt. Rainier Hops, boil for 10 more minutes
8. Take off burner, chill to >70 degrees using Rope Tub Bath with 3-4 bags of ice, Lid off at first, half covered once i move to next step. (still haven't picked out a wort chiller)
9. While cooling sanitize everything that will be used after wort has been cooled
10. Re-hydrate yeast in 1 cup of 85-95 degree water, let sit till pitching time
11. Pour cooled wort through strainer into fermenter, aerate wort by pouring back and forth 2 or 3 times. (outside)
12. Carry to fermenting location (unused enclosed shower in basement bathroom) and take SG
13. Pitch Yeast
14. Ferment 1 week on floor, (bucket of water was between 62-64 for 3 nights, so plus fermentation hopefully 66)
15. Order Irish Red Ale Kit
16. Ferment for 1 week in swamp bucket with aquarium heater at 68.
17. Transfer to secondary glass carboy, ferment for 3 months with heater at 68 or 70. (Big beer, long fermentation as I have been told)
18. Brew irish red ale to start pipeline
Thanks for reading! I know it was a long post.
"Good people drink good beer" --Hunter S Thompson