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West Coast Pale Ale
Recipe West Coast Pale Ale Style American Pale Ale
Brewer Val, Kay Batch 5.00 gal
Partial Mash

Recipe Characteristics

Recipe Gravity 1.065 OG Estimated FG 1.016 FG
Recipe Bitterness 75 IBU Alcohol by Volume 6.3%
Recipe Color 12° SRM Alcohol by Weight 5.0%

Ingredients

Quantity Grain Type Use
0.25 lb Flaked oats Grain Mashed
0.50 lb Belgian aromatic malt Grain Mashed
2.00 lb American two-row Grain Mashed
7.00 lb Amber malt extract Extract Extract
Quantity Hop Type Time
0.50 oz Amarillo Pellet 0 minutes
0.50 oz Cascade Pellet 0 minutes
0.50 oz Cascade Whole 5 minutes
0.50 oz Cascade Whole 15 minutes
0.50 oz Chinook Pellet 30 minutes
1.00 oz Chinook Pellet 60 minutes
Quantity Misc Notes
1.00 unit Whirfloc Other
1.00 unit California Ale yeast Yeast

Recipe Notes

Batch Notes

Brewed on: 7/18/09

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Racer 5 Clone – Racer Kay IPA
Recipe Racer 5 Clone – Racer Kay IPA Style American IPA
Brewer Val, Los, Kishanti Batch 5.00 gal
Partial Mash

Recipe Characteristics

Recipe Gravity 1.068 OG Estimated FG 1.017 FG
Recipe Bitterness 76 IBU Alcohol by Volume 6.6%
Recipe Color 12° SRM Alcohol by Weight 5.2%

Ingredients

Quantity Grain Type Use
7.50 lb Amber malt extract Extract Extract
0.30 lb American two-row Grain Mashed
0.20 lb CaraPils Grain Mashed
0.50 lb Corn sugar/Dextrose Sugar Other
0.62 lb Crystal 20L Grain Mashed
1.60 lb Flaked wheat Grain Mashed
Quantity Hop Type Time
0.50 oz Amarillo Pellet Dry Hop
0.50 oz Cascade Pellet Dry Hop
0.25 oz Cascade Pellet 10 minutes
1.75 oz Cascade Pellet 60 minutes
0.50 oz Chinook Plug 90 minutes
Quantity Misc Notes
1.00 unit California Ale yeast Yeast
1.00 unit Whirfloc Other

Recipe Notes

Batch Notes

Brewed on: 6/6/09
Racked on: 6/12/09
Bottled on: 7/2/09

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Saison

Saison
Recipe Saison Style Saison
Brewer Val, Los Batch 5.00 gal
Partial Mash

Recipe Characteristics

Recipe Gravity 1.054 OG Estimated FG 1.014 FG
Recipe Bitterness 20 IBU Alcohol by Volume 5.3%
Recipe Color 5° SRM Alcohol by Weight 4.1%

Ingredients

Quantity Grain Type Use
5.00 lb Wheat malt extract Extract Extract
0.50 lb American wheat Grain Mashed
1.00 lb British two-row Grain Mashed
0.25 lb Canadian honey malt Grain Mashed
1.50 lb Wheat malt Grain Mashed
Quantity Hop Type Time
1.00 oz Hallertauer Pellet 60 minutes
1.00 oz Hallertauer Pellet 30 minutes
Quantity Misc Notes
1.00 unit White Labs Saison Yeast Yeast

Recipe Notes

Plan to split the batch and add persimmons to half.

Batch Notes

Brewed on: 12/21/08
Racked on:
Bottled on:

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Brown Cow Milk Stout Label

Milk Stout
Recipe Milk Stout Style Milk Stout
Brewer Val, Los Batch 5.00 gal
Partial Mash

Recipe Characteristics

Recipe Gravity 1.058 OG Estimated FG 1.014 FG
Recipe Bitterness 43 IBU Alcohol by Volume 5.6%
Recipe Color 19° SRM Alcohol by Weight 4.4%

Ingredients

Quantity Grain Type Use
0.50 lb American chocolate malt Grain Mashed
1.50 lb British two-row Grain Mashed
0.50 lb Crystal 120L Grain Mashed
6.00 lb Light malt extract Extract Extract
Quantity Hop Type Time
1.00 oz Cluster Pellet 60 minutes
0.50 oz Kent Golding Pellet 30 minutes
1.00 oz Kent Golding Pellet 15 minutes
Quantity Misc Notes
1.00 unit Irish Ale yeast Yeast
1.00 unit Lactose Other

Recipe Notes

Batch Notes

Brewed on: 12/06/08
Racked on: 12/21/08
Bottled on:

Some photos from the brew day, see the rest here

During the downtime we sampled a few domestic Christmas beers and rated them based on Look,  Smell, Taste, Mouthfeel, and Finish. I’ll post the complete results later, but here are the top 5:

1. Lost Abbey Cuvee de Tomme 2008 (not really x-mas beer, but been dying to crack it open)
2. Lagunitas Brown Shugga 2008
3. Alesmith Yulesmith 2008
4. Beer Valley Black Flag Imperial Stout
5. Deschutes Jubelale 2008

We didn’t get a chance to sample all the beers, so to be continued…

Some photos from the tasting, see the rest here

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Batch 2 – United Red Ale


United Red Ale
Recipe United Red Ale Style West Coast Red Ale
Brewer Val, Los, Luis, Kay Batch 5.00 gal
Extract

Recipe Characteristics

Recipe Gravity 1.058 OG Estimated FG 1.015 FG
Recipe Bitterness 36 IBU Alcohol by Volume 5.6%
Recipe Color 15° SRM Alcohol by Weight 4.4%

Ingredients

Quantity Grain Type Use
7.00 lb Amber malt extract Extract Extract
0.12 lb American chocolate malt Grain Steeped
0.25 lb Belgian aromatic malt Grain Steeped
0.25 lb Crystal 120L Grain Steeped
1.50 lb German Munich Grain Steeped
Quantity Hop Type Time
1.00 oz Cluster Pellet 60 minutes
0.50 oz Willamette Pellet 30 minutes
0.50 oz Willamette Pellet 0 minutes
Quantity Misc Notes
1.00 pkg Lactose Flavor
1.00 pkg Nottingham Ale yeast Yeast

Recipe Notes

Original recipe called for last addition of hops at 10 mins.
Dry hopped with 1oz of Willamette
Cherry extract will be added to half of the beer.

Batch Notes

Brewed on: 11/22/08
Racked on: 11/30/08
Bottled on: 12/13/08

Some photos from the brew day below, see all the photos here.

Updates:
12/06/08 Took a gravity reading and dry hopped with a 1oz of Willamette hops.
12/13/08 Bottled!

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Batch 1 – 68 Getz IPA

68 Getz IPA
Recipe 68 Getz IPA Style American IPA
Brewer Val, Los Batch 5.00 gal
Extract

Recipe Characteristics

Recipe Gravity 1.057 OG Estimated FG 1.014 FG
Recipe Bitterness 59 IBU Alcohol by Volume 5.5%
Recipe Color 11° SRM Alcohol by Weight 4.3%

Ingredients

Quantity Grain Type Use
6.50 lb Amber malt extract Extract Extract
2.00 lb American two-row Grain Steeped
0.50 lb Crystal 10L Grain Steeped
0.25 lb Flaked oats Grain Steeped
Quantity Hop Type Time
1.00 oz Galena Pellet 60 minutes
1.50 oz Tettnanger Pellet 30 minutes
0.50 oz Tettnanger Pellet 15 minutes
1.00 oz Cascade Plug 0 minutes
Quantity Misc Notes
11.00 unit Nottingham Ale yeast Yeast

Recipe Notes

Dry hopped in the secondary with 1oz Cascade plug for 5 days.

Batch Notes

Brewed on: 7/8/08
Racked on: 7/14/08
Bottled on: 7/26/08

Piny aroma, reminiscent of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, probably due to the Cascade hops. A bit light on the body, but plenty bitter. Some honey and flowery sweet notes. Not bade at all for a 1st batch.

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