Beer 2015.01

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Overview

  • Style: Imperial Valentine Porter
  • Codename: St. Valentine's Cherry
  • Brewmaster: Jenny Tong
  • Based on: Valentine Imperial Porter, from "The Complete Homebrew Beer Book"
  • Type: All-grain
  • Initial Gravity: 1.098
  • Gravity going into secondary: 1.036
  • Final Gravity: 1.034
  • ABV: 8.4%
  • Brewed: 1/4/2015
  • 2nd Fermentation: 1/13/2015
  • Kegged: 1/20/2015
  • First served: 1/24/2015
  • Last served: ?/?/?

Brew Participants

Those who stuck through thick and thin:

  • david
  • Frank Zamarripa
  • jenny tong
  • eric stein
  • justin conroy
  • ron olson
  • new eric
  • nick ?
  • ryan pierce

Brewing

Mash

Grain Bill:

  • 1 lb uk crystal malt (60L) (UK Paul's Medium Crystal Malt 60L)
  • 8oz UK brown malt (UK TF & S Brown Malt)
  • 8oz UK chocolate malt (UK Paul's Chocolate Malt #315)
  • 8lbs any UK brand dark malt extract (syrup)

Mash Schedule:

  • Type: Single step
  • Start tempt: 158F
  • Start pH: didn't check
  • Time: 30 mins
  • End temp: 158F
  • Used 3 gallons of mash water @ 163F

Sparge

  •  ???

Boil

  • 90 mins
  • bring to boil, then add hops -
  • 1 oz northern brewer hops added @ start of boil
  • 1 oz northern brewer hops added @ 30min into boil
  • 1 hour 15 mins we turn off the heat
  • add lactose, sugar, cocoa powder, irish moss and yeast nutrient - stir until dissolved
  • turn heat on again for 15 more minutes of rolling boil.
  • Yield 5gal wort
  • Initial gravity: 1.098

Fermenting

  • Primary ferment: Carboy
  • Secondary ferment: 5-gal carboy, 1/13/15
  • Pitched ???

Kegging

  • Kegged on 1/20/15
  • Final Gravity 1.034
  • Kegged into Keg ?
  • Note: We were out of C02 and had to get more before beer could be put on tap