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Extract#8 – Booble Beer – Named by Emma, renamed by me aka Nasty Barsteward IPA
A pretty random little Extract Brew, Hopping to blow your socks off, this will probably take some months to be drinkable 😉

Fermentables:
Dried Malt Extract Medium 1000g
Crystal Malt, Pale 60 EBC 100g
Sugar, Household White 100g
Belgian Aromatic Malt 100g
German Cara Red 100g

Hops:
Herkules 60 mins 30g
Boadicea 20 mins 20g
Boadicea 10 mins 20g
Boadicea 0 mins 10g

Final Volume: 8 Litres (actually closer to 9 or 10 litres)
Original Gravity: 1.056 (actually 1048)
Final Gravity: 1.011
Alcohol Content: 5.8% ABV
Bitterness: 172 EBU (this is where the Nasty bit comes in!)
Colour: 59 EBC

No pictures as I wasn’t messing around 🙂 Whitelabs Burton Ale yeast.

*Bottled Friday 4th Sept 09

I was itching to do an All Grain but I’m not really going to have time this weekend, so here’s a quicky Extract to test out some of my new ingredients 🙂
The smells coming from the Pan are rather nice, lovely roasty aroma, and the Liberty hops smell really nice, fresh and zesty. This brew is also serving as a bit of a user-upper so I can move on to more full mash recipes 🙂

Rye Stout with Liberty Hops

Fermentables:
Hopped DME Light – 500 g
Dried Malt Extract Pale – 450 g
Dextrose Monohydrate – 200 g
Caramalt – 150 g
Roasted Barley – 150 g
German Roasted Rye Malt – 100 g
Crystal Rye Malt – 80 g

Hops:
Liberty 25g @ 60 mins (FWH)
Liberty 25g @ 15 mins

Final Volume: 12 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.041
Final Gravity: 1.013
Alcohol Content: 3.6% ABV
Bitterness: 38 EBU (will be higher due to the bag of hopped DME)
Colour: 160 EBC

No pictures as its hot and this is meant to be a quicky brew! I’ll probably leave it to cool naturally overnight.

**Bottled 16/07/09, tasted pretty good**

Kind of ‘Morland – Old Speckled Hen’ meets ‘St.Austell – Admiral’s Ale’ or at least thats what I’m trying for!! 😀

T’old Blotchy Duck

Fermentables:

  • Coopers Light Malt Extract    1500 grams
  • Caramalt    200 grams
  • Crystal Wheat Malt    190 grams
  • Sugar, Household White    150 grams
  • Crystal Malt    30 grams
  • Roasted Barley    26 grams

Hops:

  • Challenger        60 mins    13 grams (FWH)
  • Cascade    60 mins    11 grams (FWH)
  • Cascade    15 mins    8 grams
  • Bobek    15 mins    8 grams
  • Challenger    15 mins    8 grams

The Ingredients, just missing the tin of Light Coopers LME:

Getting the Gervin English Ale yeast ready, I seem to have run out of s-04:

Grains and First Wort Hops going in at about 40 C:

Final Volume:    13    Litres
Original Gravity:    1.046
Final Gravity:    1.009
Alcohol Content:    4.8%    ABV
Bitterness:    42    EBU
Colour:    43    EBC (I dare say its going to be a bit darker than planned due to the coopers Light LME)

Not a bad little brewday 🙂 I only had to add 1 Litre to dilute to get the correct OG 🙂

Extract#004: Otter Dark Stout
Brewed this yesterday, its happily fermenting away now 🙂


Here’s the ingredients:


FWH, grains & Extract in at 40 deg C:

Some Floaters!:

Hot Break, I’d actually stirred it back down before taking this:

Half time, better have a slurp, which was my first ever Extract brew (Hop back Entire Stout):

Boiler run-off, the wort was cooled in the bath upstairs over a couple of hours:

Our tiny cooker! I let this go into the 25L bucket rather than my 15L as I expect the stout to explode shortly!:

Left overs:

Fermentables:
Bulldog Blend Maris Otter Extract – 1500g
Crystal Malt – 185g
Roasted Barley – 185g
Chocolate Malt, Pale – 185g
Crystal Wheat Malt – 100g

Hops:
Fuggle – 60 mins 17g (FWH)
East Kent Golding – 60 mins 10g (FWH) *cheers for adm for the info here on First Work Hops.
Fuggle – 15 mins 10g
East Kent Golding – 15 mins 10g

Yeast:
s-04, pitched at 22 Deg C from a 2 hour fizzing starter and given a really good aeration.

Final Volume: 12 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.048 (Actual reading about 1046 after cooling to 22, also after watering down by 3L after boiler run-off)
Final Gravity: 1.016
Alcohol Content: 4.2%ABV
Total Liquor: 16.9Litres
Bitterness: 37EBU
Colour: 246EBC (Its a dark one!)

… and my first time sanitising with spray bottle and Iodophor, it feels weird not being able to smell bleach… it it really sanitised?!!!! 😀

**Bottled 4/6/09** sneaky taste, quite interesting, lots of Pale Chocolate malt coming through.

Coniston Bluebird bitter
Things went quite well, though I could have done with adding a few more litres during the boil as I only collected about half what i was supposed to, so I had to let it down with more water once in the FV. Kept running upstairs and using this www.collectionsoft.com/mybrewcollection/hc0.html until I got the Gravity to just above what it should have been.
It sat in the bath cooling off, next step has to be a immersion cooler as soon as I start making longer brew lengths.
Pitching Safale s-04 yeast.

Bulldog Blend Maris Otter Extract – 1490 grams
Crystal Malt – 96 grams
Challenger – 60 mins 14 grams
Challenger – 30 mins 17 grams
Challenger – 20 mins 11 grams

Final Volume: 13 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.036
Final Gravity: 1.008
Alcohol Content: 3.6% ABV
Bitterness: 38 EBU
Colour: 26 EBC

No pictures as it would have looked almost exactly like my last brew.
Please check out www.conistonbrewery.com for a damn fine pint!
Made Friday May 8th 2009.

2nd Extract brew – Bramling Cross IPA 🙂
This time its a 12 litre brew, so more than a demijohn full like my first extract, this time its in a new small 15 Litre FV bucket which is a nice manageable size for lugging up and down the cellar steps!
This was a real test for my stock-pot conversion to boiler (I should blog the details) 😉

The recipe:
Malt Extract Syrup Pale – 5.5 EBC – 1500 grams
Dried Malt Extract Pale – 10 EBC – 390 grams
Wheat Malt Extract – 8 EBC – 50 grams
Crystal Wheat Malt – 125 EBC – 50 grams
Roasted Barley – 1350 EBC – 20 grams

Bramling Cross – 38 grams – 60 Mins
Bramling Cross – 26 grams – 15 Mins
Bramling Cross – 10 grams (added to steep for about 20 mins at 80 Deg C)

Final Volume: 12 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.051
Final Gravity: 1.012
Alcohol Content: 5.1% ABV
Bitterness: 61 EBU
Colour: 31 EBC

The Ingredients:

Bramling Cross Hops:

First batch of hops gone in, grain bags bobbing around:

Run-off from boiler into FV3, which was cooled in the bath:


Yeast Starter, the Safale us-05 was mad-for-it with loads of fine bubbles:

Hydro @ 35 degrees, apparently its really about 1044 (6 or 7 points below where it should have been):

15 Litre FV tucked up to bed:

Things I’d change:
The way the boiler drains off through the hop stopper could be improved, I’m thinking a short curved copper pipe.
The Linen bags for the grain are a little watertight, though they did their job, I shall have to search for muslin bags 😉
Immersion cooler wouldn’t go a miss!!
I maybe wouldn’t rinse the hops with as much liquor next time so as to keep the right gravity, I should have checked the hydro in the FV and adjusted after 🙂

**Update**
Bottled 6/5/09 with 50g Dry Spray Malt instead of sugar @ FG 1010.


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