Beer 2016.02

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We made this beer all the way through to pitching the yeast, and then we dropped the carboy and it exploded everywhere. :-(

The beer fermented in the sewers. The only tasting notes we have are from before we pitched the yeast.

Overview

  • Style: Brown Ale with Creeping Charlie
  • Codename: The Beer That Wasn't Meant To Be
  • Brewmaster: Justin T. Conroy
  • Based on:
  • Type: All-grain
  • Initial Gravity: 1.042
  • Final Gravity: Couldn't Be Measured!
  • ABV: Who Knows!?
  • Brewed: 2016-05-22
  • First served: NEVER! :-(
  • Last served: NEVER! :-(

Brew Participants

Those who stuck through thick and thin:

  • Justin
  • Jim
  • Ron
  • Nick
  • Mike
  • Jacob
  • An
  • Ian
  • Jennie (came late)

Brewing

Mash

Grain Bill:

  • 7lb Pale Crystal TF&S 1lb (#313)
  • 1.65lb Golden Promise (#311)
  • 1lb Caramel 60L Organic Briess 1lb (#110)
  • 0.20lb UK Chocolate 1lb (#315)

Mash Schedule:

  • Type: Single step
  • Equipment 10 gal igloo cooler
  • Grain Weight: 9.85 lb
  • Mash Water/Grain Ratio: 1.25 Qt/lb
  • Rest Temp: 170F
  • Grain Temp: ~65F
  • Strike Water: 12.25 Qt @ ~185F
  • Mash Temp: ~160F
  • 90 Min Mash

Sparge

  • Sparge Temp: ~168F
  • 5.5 gallons (22 quarts)

Boil

  • Start volume: ~6 gal
  • Boil time: 60 min
  • 1.6oz Fresh Creeping Charlie (20 min)
  • 1.6oz Fresh Creeping Charlie (40 min)
  • 1.6oz Fresh Creeping Charlie (Flame Out)
  • End volume: ~ 5 gal.
  • Initial Gravity: 1.042

Fermenting

  • Happened in the sewer.

Kegging

NOPE!