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Sunday, November 29, 2009
Another Batch of Big Ed's
I had been pretty disappointed with the last couple of batches of Big Ed's which lead to a longer break from the brewing process. However, with the colder weather and some extra time this weekend (ie no soccer!) I fired up the brewing machine.

This time:

12.00 lbs of Great West 2 row
1.80 lbs of Carafoam (this was a mistake, as I was only going to use 1 lb)
.2 lbs of Pauls Chocolate Malt

Safale US-05 yeast.

1.5 ounces of Hallertau Hops (7.5%) Boiling
0.5 ounce of Hallertau Hops (7.5%) Finishing

Specific Gravity: 1.046

I started the mash at a much too high temperature. This had the interesting effect of making the mash much darker than expected.

December 6: Specific Gravity 1.022

December 20: Specific Gravity 1.020 - Hmmm a bit too high - seems stuck. Added 2 quarts of Gyle and bottled.


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