04 November 2012

Pecan Porter Brew Day

Well, finally I rebrewed the Pecan Porter. Things went much better this time.  I used 2.8 oz of pecans from the tree in the back yard, chopped 'em and toasted them for 10 minutes.  They got a little browner than I'd intended. As they cooled, I set up for the next day.

After years of lifting a kettle with 8 gallons of hot wort, I finally figured out a way to get gravity to do all the work. I put the mash tun on top of 4 milk crates. That gets the spout 5 inches above the lip of the kettle on the burner. I use a small step ladder to mix the grains and water, other than that, I don't need it.

It was cold, about 38°F when I lit the fire under the HLT, but it got warmer as the sun rose.  A fairly nondescript brew day later, and I had five gallons of Pecan Porter!


Pecan Porter
Robust Porter

Type: All Grain Date: 10/29/2012
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:
Ingredients
Amount Item Type % or IBU
13.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 77.61 %
1.50 lb White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM) Grain 8.96 %
1.00 lb Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 5.97 %
0.75 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SRM) Grain 4.48 %
0.50 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 2.99 %
0.60 oz Galena [13.00 %] (90 min) Hops 23.3 IBU
0.25 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (30 min) Hops 3.0 IBU
0.25 oz Mt. Hood [6.00 %] (5 min) Hops 0.8 IBU
2.82 oz Chopped Pecans (Mash 60.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs English Ale (White Labs #WLP002) [Starter 500 ml] Yeast-Ale
Beer Profile
Est Original Gravity: 1.060 SG Measured Original Gravity: 1.053 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.019 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.005 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.32 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 6.26 %
Bitterness: 27.1 IBU Calories: 231 cal/pint
Est Color: 28.4 SRM Color:
Color
Mash Profile
Mash Name: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge Total Grain Weight: 16.75 lb
Sparge Water: 4.75 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
Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 20.94 qt of water at 165.9 F 154.0 F
Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).
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
Notes
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