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Monday, September 26, 2005

Brew Update

The Yellow Cloud Hefeweizen is bottled, and the Irish Ale has been racked to the secondary fermenter.

"Irish Ale? I don't remember any Irish Ale!" " you say.
Well, I guess I was slacking. I forgot to post it. So, without any more delay, here it is:
Diamond Dave's Irish Ale

6 # Light DME
3/4# honey

1/2 # 60 L Crystal
1/2 # Cara Pils

Boiling hops:
2 oz. Fuggles

Finish hops:
1 oz Hallertauer

White Labs Irish Ale Yeast

Stew grains in grain bag while bringing up to temp. ~165.
Add 1 oz. Fuggles
Brew at ~165 for 1 hour
Add 1 oz Fuggles last 15 minutes.
Add 1 oz. Hallertauer last 3 minutes
Cooled to ~78
Pitch yeast.
Primary fermenter 7 days.
Secondary fermenter 7 days.
This is cloned from the British Ale. Since the brew store didn't have British ale yeast, I opted for Irish Ale yeast. I also had some spare cara-pils so I threw that in.

It's already starting to clarify after less than 24 hours, and it smelled heavenly during the transfer. This should turn out to be an awesome brew.


Australopithecus_africanus said...

MMMMMMMmmmm. I'm getting thirsty.I went up to albuquerque last week to get some brewing stuff. But I stoped into My favorite gun shop to get some ammo. And bought another 1911 A1 instead. Mabey next time.

curmudgeon said...

If you must get something "instead of", that is a good choice.
But I hope you don't put it off too long.

As always... Rachael said...

I'd like to get into homebrewing someday... It's a fairly expensive hobby isn't it? Not compared to golf... but you know what I mean...

curmudgeon said...

Not really expensive, after the initial investment of equipment.
To get started, you will have to buy around $100 worth of gear.
After that, depending on the recipe and ingredients, you can spend as little as $15-$20 per batch. One batch makes about 5 gallons of beer, which after bottling ends up being about two cases.
My last batch cost me about $35 or $40, I forget now, but even so. It will still be about the same or even less than 2 cases of MGD.

Peggasus said...

Aw, shit!

Why do two out of my three brothers, the two who brew, live so far away?!!

So sad.

curmudgeon said...


So then do your own brewing!