Monday, September 24, 2012

Stout and Oud Bruin

I brewed yesterday an Irish Dry Stout and an Oud Bruin. 
The oud Bruin was fermented with AL's Bug Farm VI from East Coast yeast.
The Irish Dry stout was fermented with WLP001 and I replaced the Flaked Barley with 1# of flaked rye.

I also took 1/2 gallon of Oud Bruin wort and pitched the dregs of a Jolly Pumpkin Firefly. The Firefly was a recently bottled beer so it really wasn't too sour. 
I now have a few 1/2 gallon batches of sours going in the hopes of getting some cultures going.
Russian River, Fantome, Jolly Pumpkin.
I also have 4 5 gallon batches of White labs, Wyeast, East Coast yeast sours fermenting.

Hot rod rye

The harvest ale is now on tap - pale ale made with rye and 8#s of hops.

Hot rod rye

Friday, September 21, 2012

Dry hopping Harvest Ale

I dry hopped the batch of harvest ale with 8 oz of hops I had frozen on harvest day.
I split the batch by pitching WLP001 and WLP007.
The batch is carbonating and will be on tap in a few days.

I'm back from my New Mexico trip. Unfortunetly, I didn't return with an elk. I did however have a great trip. Close encounters with a Pope and Young class elk and charged by a bear was the highlight of the trip.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Jamison Harvest Ale and Elk

I picked 8 pounds of hops from the garden on Saturday and then brewed a harvest pale ale.
Cascade 3#
Chinook 2#
Columbus/Zeus/Tomahawk 2#
Centennial 1#

All 8 pounds went into a pale ale at 10,5,0, hopback. I saved .75# for dryhop (I freezed them).

It was hectic day picking and brewing and also packing for my New Mexico archery elk hunt.
Ran into a couple issues with a leak in the hop back and running out of ice for cooling but really no big deal. The recipe had a good amount of rye and I shot for a gravity of 1.057 to make it a more quaffable ipa.
I split the batch and pitched a decanted 1liter starter of WLP001 and WLP007.

Posting this on Wednesday night after a 800 mile commute - only another 1200 to New Mexico for my week long elk hunt.
I'm starting to get pumped up, but it won't hit me until I get there...