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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
—————-

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
—————————————————————————–
 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
—————————————————————————–
  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
 

President Bush Can’t Pour a Beer?

Saturday, June 9th, 2007

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_4CCsJexbY

“Lil’ Sprout Stout” Judges Notes

Saturday, June 9th, 2007

The beer was rated as outstanding (a world class example of the style.  A beer with great character and no flaws). 

Judge 1:

Aroma (10/12):  Sweet Vanilla, Chocolate and coffee; they keep travelin places for first place.

Appearance (3/3):  Black, decent head.

Flavor (17/20):  Coffee, chocolate, vanilla, sweet.  Bitterness balances.  Nothing dominates.  Beer charactr is hidden – more like a mocha than a beer.

Moutfeel (5/5):  Thivk, but no cloying.  Smooth.

Overall Impression (9/10):  Lots of credit for non-burnt coffee flavor.  Balance is great.  Doesn’t come across as a beer though okay.  Malt is like malted milk!  Great job.

Total Score:  44/50.

Judge 2:

Aroma (10/12):  Sweet vanilla, cocoa dominate (with lactose notable), while coffee and roasted malts linger in background; little to no hop aroma, clean; aroma seems to dissipate in time.

Appearance (3/3):Pours out with tan, fine-bubbled head, which lingers a few minutes.

Flavor (18/20):  Like aroma, but coffee and milkshake qualities come up to balance sweetness and vanilla; nice malted milk ball character.

Mouthfeel (5/5):  Medium-full bod, very creamy and silky, with an appropriate balance of hop/ roast astringency at end to balance vanilla/ cocoa sweetness.  Slight alcohol warmth at end.

Overall Impression (44/50):  All flavors tight, well-balanced; nice execution of the specialty stout.

Total Score:  44/50.

Homebrew Competition Results

Saturday, June 2nd, 2007

Here is a picture of Ellie and I.

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We are so proud of placing second with “Lil’ Sprout Stout”.  I’ll be posting results and comments from the judges soon.

I Got Second Place!

Friday, May 25th, 2007

When I got home from work today, I had the below email in my mailbox.  It was the first beer I have entered into a homebrew contest. 

Mike,Congrats!  Your Lil Sprout Stout took second place in its judging
group.  Final judging groups can be found at this address:

http://www.uidzero.net/aron/abc/groups.html

Best of show judging and awards ceremony will be held June 2nd at the
Corner Brewery starting at approximately 11am.  If you are unable to
appear at that time, we will mail your prizes out to you the following
week.

Cheers,
Aron Butler
Competition Director

First Homebrew Contest

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

Entered “Lil’ Sprout Stout” (specialty category) and “Simcoe India Pale Ale” (IPA category) into the following homebrew contest:

The First Annual ABC Brews Crews Homebrew Competition is a BJCP sanctioned event open to any homebrewer nationwide, and offers as a grand prize the opportunity to brew a batch of the winning beer on the seven barrel house system at the Arbor Brewing Company in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Along with this honor, the winning homebrewer will receive ten tickets to the release party, a keg of beer from the batch, and the beer’s custom tap handle used in the pub once the beer runs out. First prize in each category will be an engraved beer stein, and second and third places will receive medals.

The first round of judging is being held May 19, 2007 with the final round of judging taking place on June 2, 2007.

Wish me luck!

Sick

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

I haven’t added much for a little while.  The whole family is sick.  If this sickness was a setlist it would be:

Nephew Conner > Mom > Ellie > Andi > Mike

E:  Andi

Brewed a Double Batch

Sunday, May 6th, 2007

Brewed an India Pale Ale and a Belgian Wit.  The effieciency of the two brews was higher than expected so the Belgian Wit had a little too high of a Original Gravity to be within the style.

Here are the recipes:

“3rd Anniversary India Pale Ale”

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:
Batch Size (Gal):        11.00    Wort Size (Gal):   11.00
Total Grain (Lbs):       29.00
Anticipated OG:          1.071    Plato:             17.37
Anticipated SRM:           5.6
Anticipated IBU:          92.3
Brewhouse Efficiency:       75 %
Wort Boil Time:             90    Minutes
Grains:

   %     Amount     Name                         
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 48.3    14.00 lbs.  Pale Malt(2-row)       
 31.0     9.00 lbs.   Pale Malt(Marris Otter)  
 20.7     6.00 lbs.   Vienna Malt               
Hops:

   Amount     Name                              Form    Alpha  IBU  Boil Time
—————————————————————————–
  3.00 oz.    Centennial                        Pellet   8.70  52.8  60 min.
  1.80 oz.    Simcoe                            Pellet  12.00  22.3  30 min.
  1.50 oz.    Centennial                        Pellet   8.70  13.5  30 min.
  2.00 oz.    Fuggle                            Pellet   4.70   3.8  10 min.
  4.00 oz.    Cascade                           Pellet   4.20   0.0  Dry Hop
Yeast:  YCKC A20 Fuller’s

 

“Summer Soleil”

BJCP Style and Style Guidelines
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16-A  Belgian & French Ale, Witbier

Min OG:  1.044   Max OG:  1.052
Min IBU:    10   Max IBU:    20
Min Clr:     2   Max Clr:     4  Color in SRM, Lovibond

Recipe Specifics:

Batch Size (Gal):        11.00    Wort Size (Gal):   11.00
Total Grain (Lbs):       25.00
Anticipated OG:          1.058    Plato:             14.19
Anticipated SRM:           4.1
Anticipated IBU:          19.7
Brewhouse Efficiency:       72 %
Wort Boil Time:             90    Minutes
Grains:

   %     Amount     Name                         
———————————————
 16.0     4.00 lbs. Wheat Malt                    
 32.0     8.00 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row)              
 48.0    12.00 lbs. Flaked Soft White Wheat      
  4.0     1.00 lbs. Flaked Oats                       
Hops:

   Amount     Name                              Form    Alpha  IBU  Boil Time
—————————————————————————–
  2.00 oz.    Hallertauer                       Pellet   4.20  18.1  60 min.
  1.00 oz.    Saazer                            Pellet   4.30   1.5  5 min.
Extras:

  Amount      Name                           Type      Time
————————————————————————–
  1.50 Oz     Corriander Seed               Spice      5 Min.(boil)
  1.00 Oz     Bitter Orange Peel             Spice      5 Min.(boil)
  1.00 Oz     Sweet Orange Peel            Spice      5 Min.(boil)
Yeast: WYeast 3944 Belgian White Beer
Notes:

Dry Hop with .5 oz of corriander seed (.25 in each carboy)

 

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
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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
Grain/Extract/Sugar

   %     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
Hops

   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