Another big brew weekend

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Another big brew weekend

After the fiasco that was our first attempt at brewing two beers in a single brew session, we decided to go at it more more time. This time we are taking on a Lagunitas IPA clone and a robust porter I am calling Porterhouse.

Now for those of you that don't know, those of us who live north of the Mason-Dixon Line and don't have to plan our brew days around the Sunday NASCAR race like Jonathan (pictured below) and his buddies at Monday Night Brewery, we like to brew on weekends.

This weekend we will be taking on a 10 gallon Lagunitas IPA clone:

Recipe: Lagunitas IPA Clone
Brewer: Travis and Nick
Asst Brewer: Meatball
Style: American IPA
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (35.0)

Recipe Specifications
Batch Size: 10.00 gal
Boil Size: 13.20 gal
Estimated OG: 1.059 SG
Estimated Color: 7.9 SRM
Estimated IBU: 66.2 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 60.0 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Amount Item Type % or IBU
23.25 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 85.2 %
1.55 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 5.7 %
1.35 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 30L (30.0 SRM) Grain 4.9 %
1.15 lb Munich Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 4.2 %
2.00 oz Horizon [12.00%] (60 min) Hops 43.3 IBU
2.00 oz Cascade [5.50%] (30 min) Hops 15.3 IBU
1.00 oz Williamette [5.50%] (30 min) Hops 7.6 IBU
5.00 oz Cascade [5.50%] (0 min) (Aroma Hop-Steep) Hops -
0.50 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min) Misc

Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Full Body
Total Grain Weight: 27.30 lb
Name Description
Mash In Add 8.53 gal of water at 170.5 F158.0 F 45 min
Mash Out Add 3.41 gal of water at 196.6 F168.0 F 10 min
We will also be doing a 6 gallon batch of porter:

Recipe: Porterhouse
Brewer: Nick and Travis
Asst Brewer: Meatball
Style: Robust Porter
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (40.0)

Recipe Specifications
Batch Size: 6.00 gal
Boil Size: 6.80 gal
Estimated OG: 1.053 SG
Estimated Color: 48.0 SRM
Estimated IBU: 35.8 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 60.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Amount Item Type % or IBU
10.50 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) Bel (3.2 SRM) Grain 70.0 %
1.75 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 11.7 %
1.25 lb Black (Patent) Malt (500.0 SRM) Grain 8.3 %
0.75 lb Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 5.0 %
0.75 lb Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 5.0 %
2.00 oz Fuggles [4.50%] (60 min) Hops 26.7 IBU
1.00 oz Hallertauer Mittelfrueh [4.00%] (30 min) Hops 9.1 IBU
0.25 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
1.00 oz Anise, Star (Boil 20.0 min) Misc
10.00 gm Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Mash 60.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs London Ale (Wyeast Labs #1028) Yeast-Ale

Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Full Body
Total Grain Weight: 15.00 lb
Name Description
Mash In Add 4.69 gal of water at 174.5 F 158.0 F 45 min
Mash Out Add 1.88 gal of water at 196.6 F 168.0 F 10 min

This is going to be a pretty busy brew day, but should be a lot of fun. The Lagunitas IPA should be a nice and hoppy beer. It uses a pretty crazy amount of hops. With the porter we are going to use the anise sparingly until we get a feel for how strong it will work with the recipe. I learned my lesson with the oak chips on that one.



Jonathan said...

Yeah, you WISH you looked that good. Nice try, but you can't offend me with compliments.

Ted Danyluk said...

I was gonna got his good side in that picture.

Have fun with the double brewday. I was wondering if you mash the second while boiling the first. If so, where are you heating the water for the second batch. I suppose if a friend loaned their burner/kettle setup for the day, it could go back to back.

A.J. said...

Nascar is over anyway. MNB doesn't brew on Sundays because of another thing you may have heard of..."Football."

All the guys are watching it these days...I wonder how you could have missed that.

MNB brews on Monday because everyone knows Monday Night games suck...probably scheduled by some yankee.

Travis said...

Yea pro football in's that working out for ya?

Ted- Nick beings over a second burner and we have three propane tanks on hand. It's clutch. With the next blog post I will outline the process, but we usually fire up the water for the second batch a short time after we strike the first. The second batch will sit in one or two coolers and do most of it's mashing there.

By the time the fist is in the brew kettle, it's time to mash out the second and we move it to the mash tun. It's a pretty busy day and you have to have a plan. Things would have gone better for us last time but the mash tun backed up on us.

Cheers! Go Razorbacks!

Adam said...

Its enough for me to do two extracts at once let alone two all grains! Rock on!

Travis said...

Yea it's a project but with all-grain there is a time commitment and a lot of "hurry up and wait" so if you plan things out, it's not so bad. No question though, block out 6hrs+ by the time it's all said and done.

Ben, aka BadBen said...

6 hours is the norm for my all grain batches (including cleanup), although I've done it in 5. The only thing that keeps me from doing 2 all-grain batches at the same time is not having enough hot liquor (water) quick-heating capacity. I'll have that rectified before the end of this Winter, though.
Have a good brew day!

Happy brewing,
Bad Ben