Expected ABV is around 4 % - I will be adding about 0.7 lbs of DME likely and should get some residual sugars from the cherry . Also have a bit of dextrose if it’s going to be very light. Brewers friend indicated around 4% and they usually seem bang on from past experience
I am currently brewing a test batch of 2.5 gallons kettle sour
1.1 lbs 2 row
1.1 lbs wheat
4 oz honey malt
that I mashed at 150 for 60 minutes, then heated up to 200 F and then chilled to 99 F. I then pitched a bottle of Bio Kidz raspberry gluten/dairy free. Which is 12.5 billion...
Congratulations! That looks great- quite an accomplishment for a first homebrew! Also major props for reviving a 10 year old thread, this thread to me epitomizes the homebrewing online community-just a bunch of folks looking to help each other out--will now have to brew my own and post it....
Yes it is still made (by Heineken) and not at the original brewery which was sadly closed. There is a very cool book about the History of the Brewery that is available and even gives break downs of some of their early brews.
I haven’t used that yeast but their website says from one of the longest producing stout producers in Ireland - so I imagine like the wyeast 1084 it’s probably the Guinness yeast . Cool that @bierhaus15 has the actual yeast !
Very cool to see this post come back to life : after reading several blogs I attempted this beer
I do small 4 gallon batches :
62% marris Otter
8% roasted barley
11.5% caramel 30
Sorry for the weird percentages was using up some extra grains -...
I made a stout recently that has definitely been the best beer I have brewed. I read the Chris McKenzie https://brewublog.com/stout/. blog and listened to the basic brewing podcast where they discuss it and what he felt made the biggest differences. Tried to read a few blogs on cloning an Irish...
I did my first BIAB with a 6 gallon kettle last week . The preboil volume was 4 gallons , definitely keep a spray bottle on hand and a big spoon or whisk to keep the foam at bay early on in the boil . After that brief moment I was fine for the rest of the brew
Thanks for the assistance everyone ! Took a bottle out and chilled it and popped er open. The results : a totally mediocre beer. But really I look at this like a success - did I miss my final gravity and basically brew a 2.5 % session beer ? Yes yes I did . Can I taste the galaxy dry hops ? No...
Okay update : day 26 have checked on the beer and dry hopped with a 1oz galaxy hops . Gravity seems to have possibly come down one point in the last couple weeks . Will bottle in 3 days and then condition for 2 weeks . Tastes a bit tart, a bit apple-y but not horrendous — I’m hoping time...