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Thursday, March 20, 2008
Brew Time
Yesterday I made a run to pick up some supplies at the beer store. It was a good thing that I have previously stocked up on hops as there appears to be shortage. At the store they were in fact rationing the hops! For Valentines Day Fran gave me a new 58 quart Stainless brew kettle. Today I put that sucker to the test. I used too much water relative to the standard recipe. As a result the specific gravity will be lower and therefore this batch will be a little lighter than usual.

For today we did:

7.0 lbs Pale Malt Extract
2 lbs. Ground Weyermann's Carafoam Crystal Malt
6.0 - 7.0 Gallons of Water
1.5 ounces of Challenger Hops (10.1%) Boiling
0.5 ounce of Fuggles Plugs Hops (4.0%) Finishing
Wyeast 1007 German Ale Yeast

Specific Gravity: 1.044

Update Mar 29 - Racked, added .5 oz of fuggles, SG: 1.020
Update Apr 12 - SG: 1.012 ~4.5% Alc. In the bottle.

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