Archive for July, 2007

Brewed Raspberry Stout/ Coffee Stout

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

Today I brewed an American Stout.  I plan on splitting the batch in half and using my new 3 gallon cornelius kegs.  For batch #1 I plan to add 3lbs. of Oregon-brand red raspberry fruit pruree.  For batch #2 I plan to add cold pressed coffee for flavor and will “dry hop” with lightly cracked espresso beans in the keg for coffee aroma.  The original gravity ended up being 1.071.  The fruit addition should add another .5-1% alcohol.  If fermentation goes perfectly, batch #1 will be 7.3-8.2% alc./vol. and batch #2 should be 6.8-7.2% alc./vol.  The base recipe is below:

Red Raspberry/ Coffee Stout

A ProMash Brewing Session – Recipe Details Report

BJCP Style and Style Guidelines
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13-E  Stout, American Stout

Min OG:  1.050   Max OG:  1.075
Min IBU:    35   Max IBU:    75
Min Clr:    30   Max Clr:    48  Color in SRM, Lovibond

Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (Gal):         6.00    Wort Size (Gal):    6.00
Total Grain (Lbs):       16.50
Anticipated OG:          1.068    Plato:             16.53
Anticipated SRM:          43.6
Anticipated IBU:          42.3
Brewhouse Efficiency:       70 %
Wort Boil Time:            100    Minutes
Grains:

   %     Amount     Name                          Origin        Potential SRM
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 66.7    11.00 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row)              America        1.036      2
  6.1     1.00 lbs. CaraPilsner                   France         1.035     10
  6.1     1.00 lbs. Munich Malt(light)            Canada         1.034     15
  6.1     1.00 lbs. Roasted Barley                America        1.028    450
  6.1     1.00 lbs. Wheat Malt                    America        1.038      2
  3.0     0.50 lbs. Black Malt                    Belgium        1.030    600
  3.0     0.50 lbs. Crystal 10L                   America        1.035     10
  3.0     0.50 lbs. Crystal 40L                   America        1.034     40
Hops:

   Amount     Name                              Form    Alpha  IBU  Boil Time
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  0.75 oz.    Chinook                           Pellet  12.60  36.8  63 min.
  0.25 oz.    Cascade                           Pellet   4.70   4.6  63 min.
  0.25 oz.    Cascade                           Pellet   4.70   0.9  10 min.
  0.30 oz.    Cascade                           Pellet   4.70   0.0  0 min.
  0.14 oz.    Chinook                           Pellet  12.60   0.0  0 min.
Yeast
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WYeast 1318 London Ale III
 

Ellie’s First Professional Haircut

Monday, July 9th, 2007

Ellie got her first professional haircut on June 30, 2007.  I guess she was a little dissapointed with her first (unprofessional) haircut done by dad. 

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           Before                After

Ellie is Eating Solids

Monday, July 9th, 2007

Ellie is now eating solids.  In the picture below, taken June 14, 2007, she is enjoying some apple sauce.

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