Thanks a million to Old Guy from the Garage Brewer’s Society for helping me learn a ton of great stuff yesterday!! I’m learning about all aspects of brewing, so I had in mind an extract/partial mash batch for my first try at a five gallon batch. That plan is now on hold! Instead, I went to Old Guy’s house and helped him brew an all-grain batch (5.5 gallons of which is now in my fermenter). Now I’m ready to brew my originally planned beer, but will be waiting until Al’s Celebration Ale is bottled. Yep, that’s what we named it!
We decided on a clone batch of Sierra Nevada Celebration, and named it after me (LOL).
Al’s celebration ale
10 gallon batch
- 47 IBUs
- 1.067 SG
- 6.3% ABV
- 23 lbs Canadian 2-row
- 1 lb Canadian 60L
- 1 lb Canadian 120 L
- 8 oz US Carapils
- 8 oz Belgian Gambrinas Honey Malt
- Nugget bittering hops
- Cascade flavor and aroma hops
Mash @ 152F for 90 minutes
5-2 pH stabilizer 1TBSP each in hot liquor tank and mash tun
1.6 oz Nugget bittering hops, 8.6 HBUs 12.2 AA (90 minutes) Tweaked to 2.0 oz due to OG being higher than expected
2 oz Cascade 5.1 AA Flower (15 minutes)
2 oz Cascade 5.1 AA Flower (at flameout)
Wyeast English Yeast 1469 W Yorkshire
90-ish* minute boil. 1.6 oz bittering hops added at boil, 0.4 oz added at 75 minutes, 2 oz cascade at 15 minutes, 2 oz cascade at flameout
Expected OG 1.067
Actual OG 1.072
I can’t wait to taste it!!
More to come on this one.
*LOL we accidentally reset the timer and had to kind of wing it. A common hazard of drinking when brewing, apparently. It should be pretty close though