Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Preparing for this year's FFoS

It's time again to brew my holiday ale, Festivus Feats of Strength. I started this beer quite a few years ago when I was an extract brewer and have continued the same recipe. This year I've decided to reformulate as an all grain. I've got two assignments for my readers.
  1. Give me some thoughts on the recipe design over the next couple of days. Post comments, positive or negative.
  2. Brew along with me. I'm planning on brewing this weekend. It will likely be Sunday, starting in the late morning. If you don't do all grain, comment and I'll post the extract version.

Without further ado, here's the recipe. BeeSmith/BeerXML available on request.

Type: All Grain
Date: 12/9/2006
Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Brewer: Trevor
Boil Size: 4.08 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Brew Pot (5 Gallon)
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00
Taste Notes:
Amount Item Type % or IBU
9 lbs Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 78.26 %
1 lbs 8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SRM) Grain 13.04 %
8.0 oz Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 4.35 %
2.00 oz Fuggles [4.20 %] (60 min) Hops 22.4 IBU
0.50 oz Goldings, East Kent [4.20 %] (30 min) Hops 4.3 IBU
0.50 oz Goldings, East Kent [4.20 %] (15 min) Hops 2.8 IBU
0.25 tsp Nutmeg (Boil 5.0 min) Misc
1.00 tsp Coriander Seed (Boil 5.0 min) Misc
1.00 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
2.00 items Cinnamon Stick (Boil 5.0 min) Misc
6.00 items Clove (Boil 5.0 min) Misc
10.00 items Allspice Berry (Boil 5.0 min) Misc
12.00 items Cardomom Pods (Boil 5.0 min) Misc
8.0 oz Honey (1.0 SRM) Sugar 4.35 %
1 Pkgs British Ale (White Labs #WLP005) [Starter 1600 ml] Yeast-Ale
Beer Profile
Est Original Gravity: 1.064 SG
Measured Original Gravity: 1.046 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.018 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.012 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 6.04 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 4.43 %
Bitterness: 29.5 IBU Calories: 203 cal/pint
Est Color: 26.0 SRM Color:
Mash Profile
Mash Name: Single Infusion, Full Body, Batch Sparge Total Grain Weight: 11.00 lb
Sparge Water: 2.21 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F TunTemperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE Mash PH: 5.4 PH
Single Infusion, Full Body, Batch Sparge
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
45 min Mash In Add 13.75 qt of water at 170.5 F 158.0 F
Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).
Carbonation and Storage
Carbonation Type: Corn Sugar Volumes of CO2: 2.3
Pressure/Weight: 3.5 oz Carbonation Used: -
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 60.0 F Age for: 84.0 days
Storage Temperature: 52.0 F