Sunday, October 26, 2008

A New Brew

In secondary right now I have a cleanup/leftover/budget brew. At racking time it had a nice, malty flavor, with a bready, biscuity goodness. If I dare say so, it had a bit of the malty, biscuity flavor that is common in beers from New Belgium, especially Fat Tire. Is the secret in their malt? I don't know. One more week and it will be ready for bottling. We'll see what flavors come through at that time.

The "recipe" is as follows:

2-3 lbs Amber LME
.5 lbs Munich
.5 lbs Vitory(amber)
.5 lbs Honey malt

45 minute boil
.5 oz Cascade @ 45 min
.25 oz Cascade @ 30 min
.25 oz Amarillo @ 30 min
.25 oz Amarillo @ 15 min

~2.5 gallons of 1.040 wort
WLP-011 European Ale Yeast, past date, from the bargain bin.

Besides the cost of propane, and the malts, which I accounted for in other batches, this batch cost me 3 bucks, plus a little gas. Not bad, eh? That's what happens when you're strapped for cash and have an insatiable urge to brew.

Cheers, brothers, and happy brewing.

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