14 September 2012

Base Recipe for the Texas Beer

It's that time of year again, when the paddle cactus starts bearing red prickly pears, so next week, I'll head off to Satan's ranch in Central Texas and harvest some prickly pears and start experimenting on my Texas Beer. So I came up with this recipe to use as the base for my experiments.

First, I'll prepare the prickly pears and add them to the kettle at 15 minutes.

Second time I brew it, I'll add the pears in secondary. I want to see which has the best flavor.

Then I'll decide which flavor I like better. Shiner Prickly Pear, now in the Family Reunion package, has a nice flavor and uses Citra. So the third time I'll add them at flameout of whatever version of the beer is.

Anyone have any suggestions?

Base Blonde Ale
Blonde Ale

Type: All Grain Date: 9/10/2012
Batch Size: 6.00 gal Brewer: Jeff Holt
Boil Size: 7.97 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Jeff's Equipment
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 60.00
Taste Notes:
Amount Item Type % or IBU
14.38 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 95.80 %
0.63 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 4.20 %
1.25 oz Williamette [5.50 %] (60 min) Hops 20.1 IBU
1 Pkgs California Ale (White Labs #WLP001) [Starter 500 ml] Yeast-Ale
Beer Profile
Est Original Gravity: 1.054 SG Measured Original Gravity: 1.010 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.012 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.005 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.49 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 0.65 %
Bitterness: 20.1 IBU Calories: 43 cal/pint
Est Color: 5.0 SRM Color:
Mash Profile
Mash Name: My Mash Total Grain Weight: 15.01 lb
Sparge Water: 9.77 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F TunTemperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE Mash PH: 5.4 PH
ERROR - All Grain/Partial Mash recipe contains no mash steps
Mash Notes:
Carbonation and Storage
Carbonation Type: Corn Sugar Volumes of CO2: 2.4
Pressure/Weight: 4.5 oz Carbonation Used: -
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 60.0 F Age for: 28.0 days
Storage Temperature: 52.0 F
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posted by Jeff Holt at 09:00


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