Beer 2016.03

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Our second attempt at the brown ale from Beer 2016.02. We didn't really secure a source of creeping charlie this time around, so we're going to make this one with some hops and do the same beer in a couple weeks actually with a creeping charlie so we can compare the taste of each. And by that I mean that we totally planned it this way because we always wanted to do the comparison. Yeah, right...

Overview

  • Style: Brown Ale
  • Codename: Not a creep, I swear!
  • Brewmaster: Justin T. Conroy
  • Based on: Beer 2016.02
  • Type: All-grain
  • Initial Gravity: 1.039
  • Final Gravity: 1.012
  • ABV: 3.54%
  • Brewed: 2016-07-17
  • Kegged: 2016-09-09 (Keg 2
  • First served: 2016-09-11
  • Last served: 2016-09-17

Brew Participants

Those who stuck through thick and thin:

  • Justin
  • Ron
  • An
  • Jeannine
  • Eric (came late, left early)
  • Eugene (came later, stuck around 'til the end to help clean up!)

Brewing

Mash

Grain Bill:

  • 7.01lb Pale Crystal TF&S 1lb (#313)
  • 1.67lb 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: 9.88 lb
  • Mash Water/Grain Ratio: 1.21 Qt/lb
  • Rest Temp: 170F
  • Grain Temp: ~65F
  • Strike Water: 12 Qt @ ~180F
  • Mash Temp: ~160F
  • 90 Min Mash

Sparge

  • Sparge Temp: ~168F
  • 5 gallons (20 quarts)

Boil

  • Start volume: ~5.5 gal
  • Boil time: 60 min
  • 1oz UK East Kent Golding Pellets(30 min)
  • 1oz UK Fuggle Pellets(Flame Out)
  • End volume: ~3 gal. Added 2 gallons of distilled water.
  • Initial Gravity: 1.039 (after distilled water was added)

Fermenting

  • Wyeast British Ale II (1335)
  • Only one round of fermentation. It took about a week, then sat in the carboy for a couple more weeks until I had time to keg it. ;-)

Kegging

Kegged into Keg 2 on September 9th, 2016.