Saturday, November 29, 2008

Experimentale Brew 4, November 29 2008

Today's earlier batch had a minor issue of over yield. Due to an over water addition, I ended up with more than 5 gallons. Though I boiled harder and longer (get your mind out of the gutter), I still ended up with too much wort. Of course, this reduced expected gravity as well. Since I do not want to bottle any thing out, I ended up pouring the overflow on the yeast bed of Experimentale 2 then corrected this recipe. The goal for this batch is to go short for yield. I'm hoping to yield about 4.5 gallons for a net of 5 gallons in primary.

Brilliant use of evolution in a Guiness Commercial:
(dig the KT event followed by the little eoraptors)

Experimentale Brew 4

5 Gallons, All Grain, Single Infusion Mash, 90 Minute Boil

4lbs. Wheat Malt
4lbs. Pilsener
2lbs. Domestic Two-Row
2lbs. Vienna
1lb. Munich

0.9oz. Homegrown Centennial 60min.
1 Whirlfloc Tab 20min.
1/2oz. Hallertauer 20min.
1/4oz. Styrian Goldings 1min.

OG: 1.060
FG: 1.008
ABV: 6.9%

White Labs, California Ale Yeast- Racked on Experimentale Brew 2


  1. Let us know how this brew goes, I enjoy beers that have wheat malt as a large percentage of the malt.

  2. Hey, just wanted to say I started reading your blog recently, and I really enjoy it. I'm a relatively new home-brewer/blogger, and your blog has been very interesting and helpful to read along the way. Keep it up! :)

  3. Cool! Good luck with that Chocolate Thunder! The homebrewing blogosphere seems to be growing quickly.


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