AG#106 – Kraftwort
Posted October 20, 2013on:
Kraftwort – I really enjoyed last years brew of ‘Big Malty Smoke beer‘ so I thought I’d do a smokier one this year, and to add a little extra to it I’m doing a Double Decoction.
Rauch Malt (Weyermann) – 56.3%
Oak-Smoked Pale Wheat Malt (Weyermann) – 28.2%
Munich Type I (Weyermann) – 14.1%
Carafa Special III (Weyermann) – 1.4%
Spalt Select – 5.2 % @ 60 mins – 70g
Spalt Select – 5.2 % @ 0 mins – 30g
Final Volume: 25 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.064
Final Gravity: 1.015
Alcohol Content: 6.4% ABV
Mash Efficiency: 75 %
Bitterness: 33 EBU
Colour: 57 EBC
Mash: Infusion to 52°c for 30mins, Decoction to 65°c for 60mins, Decoction to 71°c, Sparge at 78°c
Yeast: 2x Safale us-05 and a cool 18°c ferment
The malts & Temp:
Hops from Simply:
The First Decoction went well and took me upto saccrification temperature:
A rather nice deep colour from the first runnings:
Messy splattered mash tun after the decoctions:
In go the hops:
Chillin’ I left it to get nice and cold:
Liquored back hot in the copper with a couple of litres and the refractometer, ended up with 1063.5 so near enough, I have been using hot liquor to liquorback in FV with lately but I wanted to keep the temp in the FV nice and low, which i did.
Bit of a long brewday with the decoctions and rests, smells a tastes good already 🙂
*29th Oct ’13 – I warmed it up a couple of days ago and let it finish off, its at a steady 1009.5 making it 7.1%!!! I’m chilling it down now ready for bottling.
*Bottled 3rd Nov ’13 – with 122g white sugar primings, tasting good, tastes very smokey 🙂
*20th Nov ’13 – Taster time, this is starting to be good now, its plenty smokey but subtle all at the same time.