10 February 2014

Beautiful Brew Day - Bugeater's Rye Cream Ale

Sunday was a balmy day in Paradise, eventually making it up to 80°. It was slightly cooler when I started though, almost 50°.

I was careful this time to make sure the manifold in the color was hooked up. So I stirred in the grains and water and mashed away.

An hour later, I learned that the manifold slipped apart. I was pulling liquid and grains out of the spigot. So I grabbed two strainers, one fine but without a handle (long story--never buy a cheap strainer), and my trusty old brewing strainer. I would strain a gallon of wort and pour it into the kettle. I did this over and over again, until I got close to my target volume.

After that, it was smooth sailing.

Here's the recipe.

Rye Cream Ale 4
Cream Ale


Type: All Grain Date: 2/9/2014
Batch Size: 6.00 gal Brewer: Jeff Holt
Boil Size: 6.87 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: My Equipment
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 60.00
Taste Notes:
Amount Item Type % or IBU
4.50 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 40.91 %
4.50 lb Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 40.91 %
0.80 lb Corn, Flaked (1.3 SRM) Grain 7.27 %
0.80 lb Rye, Flaked (2.0 SRM) Grain 7.27 %
0.40 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 3.64 %
1.50 oz Saaz [4.00 %] (60 min) Hops 19.7 IBU
1.00 oz Saaz [4.00 %] (0 min) Hops -
0.50 tsp Yeast Nutrient (Primary 3.0 days) Misc
1 Pkgs Cream Ale Blend (White Labs #WLP080) Yeast-Ale
Beer Profile
Est Original Gravity: 1.040 SG Measured Original Gravity: 1.049 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.010 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.005 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 3.97 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 5.73 %
Bitterness: 19.7 IBU Calories: 213 cal/pint
Est Color: 3.6 SRM Color:
Mash Profile
Mash Name: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge Total Grain Weight: 11.00 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 13.75 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: Kegged (Forced CO2) Volumes of CO2: 2.4
Pressure/Weight: 21.6 PSI Carbonation Used: -
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 60.0 F Age for: 28.0 days
Storage Temperature: 52.0 F  
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posted by hiikeeba at 08:00


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