16 August 2008

Teach a Nephew to Brew Day

My nephew asked me to teach him to brew. So we are going to brew today.

A month or two ago, The Brewing Network interviewed the head brewer at Furthermore Beer, and in the course of the interview, their Knot Stock Ale was discussed. They add 40 pounds of cracked black pepper to the kettle when they brew this amber ale. I scaled it down and determined that it would take about 1.5 ounces for 5 gallons. On the BN forums, several of us hashed out a basic recipe. One of us was brave enough to brew it, and reported good results. So, I thought I would try it too, and see if I could break this brewing slump.

Furthermore Knot Stock Clone Kinda

BJCP Style and Style Guidelines
06-A American Pale Ales, American Pale Ale
(Amber Ale)
Min OG: 1.045 Max OG: 1.056
Min IBU: 20 Max IBU: 40
Min Clr: 4 Max Clr: 11 Color in SRM, Lovibond

Recipe Specifics

---------------- Batch Size (GAL): 5.00
Total Grain (LBS): 12.50
Anticipated OG: 1.067
Anticipated SRM: 11.1
Anticipated IBU: 65.1
System Efficiency: 75
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes

% Amount Name Origin Gravity SRM
80.0 10.00 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) America 1.036 2
12.0 1.50 lbs. Crystal 40L America 1.034 40
4.0 0.50 lbs. Munich Malt(2-row) America 1.035 6
4.0 0.50 lbs. Victory Malt America 1.034 25


Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
1.00 oz. Northern Brewer Pellet 9.00 40.9 60 min.
1.00 oz. Cascade Pellet 5.75 13.3 30 min.
1.00 oz. Northern Brewer Pellet 9.00 10.9 15 min.

Amount Name Type Time
1.50 Oz Cracked Peppercorn Spice 5 Min.(boil)

White Labs WLP007 Dry English Ale

Mash Schedule
Mash Type: Single Step

Qts Water Per LBS Grain: 1.20 Total Qts: 15.00

Saccharification Rest Temp : 154 Time: 60
Mash-out Rest Temp : 170 Time: 0
Sparge Temp : 170 Time: 30


posted by hiikeeba at 09:06


Blogger Broke But Still Drinking said...

How about some free beer for your nephew?

10:38 AM  
Blogger hiikeeba said...

That was a given. In fact, we shared a bottle of Pliny the Elder that a friend sent from California!

7:22 AM  

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