BEER

We have been lucky enough to meet a home brewer and enjoy in his festivities!  Thanks Brian!!

 

Clone of Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale (Partial Mash)

barley

barley

The original recipe is from Extreme Brewing by Sam Calagione

p10100231Roasted and Malted Barley used:

  • 10 oz. British Amber
  • 10 oz. Crystal  60°
  • 8 oz. Chocolate
  • 2 oz. Roast Barley
  • 5 lbs. Base Malt 82 oz.

 

barley (bought and ground at the homebrew store)

barley (bought and ground at the homebrew store

two of the hops and dme

two of the hops and dme

Hops used:

  • 1 oz. Warrior (15.4% alpha acid), 60 minutes

    ph stabilizer, hops, beet sugar

    ph stabilizer, hops, beet sugar

  • 1 oz. Cascade (6% alpha acid, 30 minutes
  • 1 oz. Vanguard (4.4% alpha acid), 0 minutes

 

Other Ingredients Used:

  • 2 tsp. PH Balancer (5^2 Supercharge Stabilizer)
  • 3 lb. Light DME (Dried Malt Extract)
  • 8 oz. Brown Sugar (used beet sugar)
  • WYeast Ringwood Ale Activato

 

 

 

whole dried hops

whole dried hops

 

 

 

live hops!!!

live hops to be planted (chinook and cascade)

 

Stage 1: Mash & Sparge

The malted and roasted barley is soaked in hot water to release the malt sugars (aka infusion mash).  First you heat 10.5 quartz of water with the PH Balancer to 166°F and add it to the barley (aka strike); the infusion mash sits for 1 hr.  Then you heat 12 quarts of water to 170°F and add this slowly to the infusion mash (aka sparge).  From this you collect 4 gallons of run off (i.e., as much as the boil kettle can hold).

 

adding the first round of water to the barley

adding the first round of water to the barley

stage 1 completed

stage 1 completed

 

Brian has made most of his beer ‘contraptions’

On the left he is striking the barley, 

below the sparge is taking place,

and to the right the run off has been collected.

 

collecting 4 gallons of run off

collecting 4 gallons of run off

Stage 2: Boiling the Wort

The 4 gallons of Wort are brought to a boil and the 3 lbs of DME are added and mixed thoroughly to dissolve.  This mixture boils for 1 hr and throughout this 1 hour the hops are added at different stages.  The Warrior hops are added at the beginning of the hour, and cascade hops are added at 30 minutes, and the Vanguard are added at the end of the hour.  (The Vanguard are added at the end to give flavor and aroma, not bitterness).  Along with adding layers of flavors into the beer hops are a natural preservative.

 

adding the dme and boiling the wort

adding the dme and boiling the wort

hops ready to be added the boiling wort

hops ready to be added the boiling wort

 

 

Be careful when adding the hops to the

boiling wort as this may cause the

wort to overflow!

 

 

 

 

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      Cooling the wort with Brian’s homemade wort chiller…

 

 

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Stage 3: Pitching the Yeast

As soon as stage two is completed the mixture is cooled; using a wort chiller built (by brian) from coiled copper pipe, water is run through the mixture to cool.  After the mixture is cooled to room temperature it is poured into a 5 gallon bucket and yeast is added to begin fermentation.  Brewer’s yeast, a type of                                                                   fungus, ferments the sugars, releasing CO2 and ethyl alcohol along with many other compounds including                                                                                             esters, fusel alcohols, keytones, various phenolics and fatty acids.

 

Kris assisting Brian

kris assisting brian

     adding water to the wort

adding water to the wort

 

adding the yeast

adding the yeast…

 

ready to ferment!!!

ready to ferment!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

measuring the sugar

measuring with the hydrometer

 

 

 

 

 

 

A bit of the beer was reserved and the specific gravity was measured (the density relative to pure water) by a hydrometer.  Brian was shooting for 1.070 and his beer came out around 1.060 (about ten points short of what he wanted, but still pretty strong… normal beers are around 1.040).

thanks brian!!

thanks brian!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. shteyndl Post author

    if anyone has any advice in helping me fix the two pictures on top of each other thanks… i can’t quite figure out how to get the pictures exactly where I want them!

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