Last weekend while brewing a batch of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale clone in the garage with the wife she asked me why we don't brew inside the house? I went on to explain the whole propane burner, carbon monoxide issue all the while she is intently looking at me but I can see the wheels turning inside her head. She then asks what would we need to be able to brew inside? To which I replied I guess we could use an induction burner . Then she told me we should get one!! I tried to...
Received my Adcraft Induction Cook-Top last week, set it up and brewed a batch of Blonde Ale on Sunday. First, here is the link to the unit I purchased. Shipping was great and it shipped direct from the manufacture. If you sign up for JES's newsletter they will give you $10 off your order.
The unit itself seems very sturdy (specs say it can hold 300lbs) and with only one manual control it is simple to operate and also lends itself to automation somewhere down the road
This will be my first adjunct brew and I am not sure how to handle section Y. The clone recipe calls for dextrose as an adjunct to be added in the last 20 min of the boil. I have filled out the BIABacus as well as I can so far. Can someone please take a look and let me know what to do with section Y?
Haven't brewed it yet! My LHBS didn't have the WLP940 yeast in stock. Just got it yesterday so I will brew this weekend. Thinking of trying some of the quick fermentation schedules as seen in the latest BYO or on Brulosophy. Or may stick with the standard schedule this time then brew it again with the quick to see if I can tell the difference.
Well completed my first BIAB brew last Sunday. Been kinda busy this week so haven't been able to post this earlier
Started off really well got everything all set up and added the water to the kettle and flame on. Got the strike water to 152.8 on my thermapen and began adding the grain. Once the grain was in and well stirred took a temp reading at it was 149.8. Not bad considering I was shooting for 150! Covered up the kettle with a couple of towels and got busy getting hops weighed out for...
Now, that's nice. First BIAB and wife likes it and has the same interest.
She has been helping with the brewing and is getting really interested in it!! It's a great thing!
I have been leaving too much behind when draining the kettle into the fermenter. I want to add a pickup tube to my kettle but I am struggling with which one. There are two from Spike Brewing that seem plausible or I could make one. Let me know what you think. As always any and all advice is appreciated.
I am leaning toward this one.
This one sits above the domed bottom of the kettle so maybe pick up...
I have a shorty on my Spike, but haven't brew with it yet. That's a nice high flow tube. What size kettle do you have?
I have the 10 gallon. Kinda wish I would have gone 15. Oh well I'll make due! Love the quality of the Kettle.
With the first batch in the keg under CO2 and conditioning away it's time to start thinking about the next brew.
Family members are requesting a Sierra Nevada Pale ale clone so I will try that next.
This will be new for me as I have never dry hopped a beer. Do I need to rack to a secondary or can I just leave in the primary and dry hop after fermentation has finished? I am assuming 4 days of dry hop?
The recipe I found calls for
9lbs 15oz (4.5 kg) 2 row pale malt
1.0 lb (0.45 kg) crystal...
I had done 3 BIAB recipes with a 60 min mash and had missed my numbers by at least .010 each time.
Once I increased the mash time to 90 mins and including a stir or two mid mash the numbers all fell in line.
I am still only doing a 60 min boil though... :think: