Archive for April, 2007

Ellie’s Easter Dress

Saturday, April 21st, 2007

It’s been a while since I last posted pictures of Ellie.  She is just too much fun right now.  She has been “talking” a ton.  She is starting to reach out and grab things dangled in front of her, trying to roll over, and Andi and I think we heard a few tiny laughs from her.  

Ellie wore this for her first Easter.

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Brewed India Pale Ale

Sunday, April 15th, 2007

Brewed an India Pale Ale.  This was supposed to be an American Pale Ale, but I got a much higher efficiency than I expected resulting in an India Pale Ale.  I’m thinking about dry hopping 5 gallons of it and adding 5-10 pounds of raspberries to the other 5 gallons.  We’ll see.

The Recipe:

Recipe Specifics

Batch Size (Gal):        11.00    Wort Size (Gal):   11.00
Total Grain (Lbs):       26.50
Anticipated OG:          1.066    Plato:             16.20
Anticipated SRM:           7.8
Anticipated IBU:          50.8
Brewhouse Efficiency:       77 %
Wort Boil Time:             90    Minutes

   %     Amount     Name                          Origin        Potential SRM
 83.0    22.00 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row)              America        1.036      2
  7.5     2.00 lbs. Munich Malt(light)            America        1.033     10
  5.7     1.50 lbs. Crystal 40L                   America        1.034     40
  3.8     1.00 lbs. Wheat Malt                    America        1.038      2

   Amount     Name                              Form    Alpha  IBU  Boil Time
  0.75 oz.    Centennial                        Pellet   8.70  13.5  60 min.
  0.75 oz.    Magnum                            Pellet  13.60  21.1  60 min.
  2.00 oz.    Amarillo Gold                     Pellet   8.00  11.2  20 min.
  1.00 oz.    Amarillo Gold                     Pellet   8.00   2.8  5 min.
  0.75 oz.    Centennial                        Pellet   8.70   2.3  5 min.
Yeast:  WYeast 1272 American Ale II

Kegged All Simcoe IPA

Monday, April 2nd, 2007

Kegged the All Simcoe IPA today.  This beer needs a name.  Anyways, should be ready to be tapped on April 12, 2007.