Started a all grain stout on Friday. This is the start of a Maple, bacon and coffee stout. 18 lbs of grain in my Anvil 10.5. OG lower than wanted at 1.070, but today with fermentation, gravity down to 1.024. Racked my Belgian Dubbel to a keg to finish aging. Started a Bourbun barrel stout a week ago. Have a 5 gallon Bourbon barrel coming from Northern brewing to second ferment in. Oktoberfest started in July has 6 more weeks to go. Black ipa has 4 more weeks until putting CO2 on it. Starting a apple cider this week to put on tap 3 of kegerator which never gets used. Ok, done. Cheers.
Just racked a clone of Odell 90 shilling to the fermenter. I made this recipe a little over a year ago to serve at my brother’s wedding since it’s his favorite beer. Hope this batch is as good as the last.
Will be firing up the ol' Mash & Boil in a bit. On deck we have the Lutra Kveik Helles Pseudo-Lager recipe from Omega Yeast. 10 pounds of Pilsner mashed @150 for 75 minutes. At the start of a 90 minute boil 1 ounce of Perle hops. That's it. Easy peasy. Really looking forward to finding out how fast this Kveik strain can rip through 5 gallons of wort.
I'm going to brew this evening. Starting to heat some water. Haven't decided what yet. I've traditionally been an IPA guy, but have been on a lager kick lately. Will probably rack the Dead Guy Ale clone I brewed last week using the Saflager 34/70 yeast cake from the week before. Might try the Sam Adams Boston lager clone, and pitch onto that.
Ordered grains online, ETA was supposed to be the 11th. They actually arrived yesterday. I’m just waiting a couple hours for the 90+ temps to fall a bit. Going to do my first late afternoon brew day - a pseudo schwartzbier using Kveik Lutra.
Brew day done. Everything cleaned and put away. Kveik Lutra pitched a little over an hour ago and I think I hear the blowoff gurgling...... no wait, it was my stomach. I haven’t eaten anything yet today. Off to find some calories, I’m sure Lutra won’t be far behind.
Tennis guys were thirsty the past couple of weeks, so my Altbier and KÖLSCH are kicked, and my 4 day since pitch YooperWegian Pale needs a tad more conditioning (@Yooper Haus Pale using Lallemand Voss Kveik).
Making more Kolsch this weekend.
Dropped the hammer on some Lupomax Citra from YVH, so today brewing up a basic IPA using that and some Amarillo. Only good yeast I have is some BE-256, fermented a bit cooler shouldn't (fingers crossed) turn this into a banana bomb. Mash smells great.
Just brewed a quad and then a dubbel from the spent grain, both hopped with national hops (and I think the most local hop farm to me although is quite far away), I think I will keep these hops coming for any "old" style I make
Here is a pic from the dubbel wort still with some protein in suspension