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Recipe: AndrewValles / Brigade Piron #002 (revision #1)

  • Started Brewing: Apr 14, 2013
  • Original Gravity: 1.053
  • Primary Fermentation Complete (Estimated): Apr 24, 2013
  • Secondary Fermentation Complete (Estimated): May 07, 2013
  • Ready to Drink (Estimated): Jun 12, 2013
  • Pre Boil Wort Size: 6.75 gallon
  • Post Boil Wort Size: 5.00 gallon

Notes From April 14, 2013 (Brewing)

Gravity Reading: 1.053

-First mash tun cracked at the valve and would not seal.
-Bought second mash tun and it leaked until the seals were seated and set.
-At boil, the temperature was too high and started to melt the hop spider.
-While I was saving the hop spider, the wort boiled over.
-I lost the thermoImeter hook in the boil.
-I cracked the hydrometer test tube.
-I broke the scientific, glass thermometer.
-After pitching, fermentation lagged for 3 days (the smack pack never swelled making me think it was bad).

Notes From April 23, 2013 (Moving to Secondary)

Gravity Reading: 0.000

-Cleaned and sanitized the 6 gallon carboy.
-Siphoned beer onto 3/4 oz Willamete hops.
-Put stopper in and placed in beer cave wrapped in Full Dress Grey to prevent oxidation.
-Boiled 6 pint ball jars and cooled.
-Poured all 6 jars cooled water over spent yeast.
-Swirled yeast into slurry and funneled into the 6 ball jars.
-Placed in fridge.

Notes From May 8, 2013 (Bottling/Kegging)

Gravity Reading: 1.007

Great aroma and clarity. Added 4.13 oz of cane sugar to 1 cup boiling water and boiled for 5 minutes to get 2.2 vol CO2 to 75 F beer. Chilled and added to sanitized bottling bucket. Cleaned/sanitized 55 bottles. Racked beer onto sugar in bucket. Collected 4.5+ gallons of beer. Bottled 47 bottles.

Flavor seemed off. Very "watery" and thin.