Archive for February, 2007

Ellie picture of the day.

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

Ellie with Grammy.

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Ellie picture of the day.

Monday, February 26th, 2007

First bath in sink.

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Happily Bubbling

Monday, February 26th, 2007

Brewed an All Simcoe India Pale Ale on February 25, 2007.  By doing all Simcoe hops, it will allow us to fully understand the characteristics of this hop introduced in 2000.  The original gravity was 1.069.  It’s happily bubbling away today.

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Here is the recipe:

Simcoe (Late Addition) IPA

A ProMash Brewing Session – Recipe Details Report

BJCP Style and Style Guidelines
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14-B  India Pale Ale, American IPA

Min OG:  1.056   Max OG:  1.075
Min IBU:    40   Max IBU:    72
Min Clr:     6   Max Clr:    15  Color in SRM, Lovibond

Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (Gal):        11.00    Wort Size (Gal):   11.00
Total Grain (Lbs):       33.00
Anticipated OG:          1.070    Plato:             17.17
Anticipated SRM:         10.0
Anticipated IBU:          70.9
Brewhouse Efficiency:   65 %
Wort Boil Time:            90    Minutes
Grain/Extract/Sugar

   %     Amount     Name                          Origin        Potential   SRM
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 15.2     5.00 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) Marris Otte Great Britain  1.037      3
 63.6    21.00 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row)           America        1.036      2
  6.1     2.00 lbs. Crystal 10L                   America        1.035     10
  6.1     2.00 lbs. Munich Malt                   Germany       1.037      8
  3.0     1.00 lbs. Aromatic Malt                Belgium        1.036     25
  3.0     1.00 lbs. Crystal 60L                   America        1.034     60
  3.0     1.00 lbs. Wheat Malt                   America        1.038      2

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.
Hops

   Amount     Name                              Form    Alpha  IBU  Boil Time
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  2.00 oz.    Simcoe                            Pellet  12.00  18.8  First WH
  1.50 oz.    Simcoe                            Pellet  12.00  18.6  30 min.
  1.00 oz.    Simcoe                            Pellet  12.00   9.8  25 min.
  1.00 oz.    Simcoe                            Pellet  12.00   8.2  20 min.
  1.00 oz.    Simcoe                            Pellet  12.00   6.5  15 min.
  1.00 oz.    Simcoe                            Pellet  12.00   4.9  10 min.
  1.00 oz.    Simcoe                            Pellet  12.00   4.1  5 min.
  1.00 oz.    Simcoe                            Pellet  12.00   0.0  0 min.
  4.00 oz.    Simcoe                            Pellet  12.00   0.0  Dry Hop
Yeast
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YCKC A20 Fuller’s
 

Saturday, February 17th, 2007

Happy one month birthday, Ellie!

Elizabeth Katherine

Born January 17, 2007

8lbs.  6.6oz., 21 inches

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Hello world!

Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

Thank you GBDN!