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Curly Accidentally brewed again! (Hound Nose Ale)
  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
    Posts: 59,791
    After about a year and half, I finally brewed again today. It was using old grains I had laying around, and I did it completely off-the-cuff with no real planning or calculating. The style is "beer."


    The Recipe:

    1# caramel malt (40l)
    4ish oz Chocolate malt
    6ish gallons of (yes gallons) american 2-row
    3oz US Golding (60m)
    1.8oz US Golding (5m)

    Mashed 153ish F for 75 minutes

    Batch sparge

    WYeast 1272 American II (4L starter on stir plate)

    Pics will follow.

    "Balls."
    - Thym's 100,000th post

  • JerryJerry
    Posts: 73,238
    Dude! You forgot to add the milk!!!
    "I'm going to guess that you are, indeed, fucked up."
    CurlyFat's 59,000th post
  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
    Posts: 59,791
    Boiling the starter in the 'ol Erlenmyer.
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    C_B

    "Balls."
    - Thym's 100,000th post

  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
    Posts: 59,791
    Mashing in.
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    C_B

    "Balls."
    - Thym's 100,000th post

  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
    Posts: 59,791
    Close enough.
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    C_B

    "Balls."
    - Thym's 100,000th post

  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
    Posts: 59,791
    Sparging.
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    C_B

    "Balls."
    - Thym's 100,000th post

  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
    Posts: 59,791
    Yay for boil!
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    C_B

    "Balls."
    - Thym's 100,000th post

  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
    Posts: 59,791
    Chillin'....
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    C_B

    "Balls."
    - Thym's 100,000th post

  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
    Posts: 59,791
    Pouring whole yeast starter in (didn't plan ahead enough to let the yeast settle out).
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    C_B

    "Balls."
    - Thym's 100,000th post

  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
    Posts: 59,791
    Now we let it do it's thing at about 65f.
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    C_B

    "Balls."
    - Thym's 100,000th post

  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
    Posts: 59,791
    Oh yeah, Gravity sample:
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    C_B

    "Balls."
    - Thym's 100,000th post

  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
    Posts: 59,791
    So, during the boil, I checked the gravity via a refractometer. It showed 18 brix (apx 1.075SG). That was higher than I wanted and the volume seemed a little low. So I added some more water. As you can see, I ended up at around 1.052SG, and around 12 gallons. That's a little lower than I wanted, but I don't care. It'll make a good daily-drinker which was my goal in the first place. I also recall having issues with trying to use the refractometer in the past. I sorta forgot about that, so I'll have to remember to stick with the hydrometer.

    "Balls."
    - Thym's 100,000th post

  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
    Posts: 59,791

    Dude! You forgot to add the milk!!!



    Shoot!

    "Balls."
    - Thym's 100,000th post

  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
    Posts: 59,791
    I should also point out, this is by far the most red-neck, non-precise brew I have ever done. Made it kinda fun. But the next one will be more carefully planned. I'll probably even buy water instead of using the hose.

    "Balls."
    - Thym's 100,000th post

  • ThymThym
    Posts: 101,441
    DrCurly said:

    I should also point out, this is by far the most red-neck, non-precise brew I have ever done. Made it kinda fun. But the next one will be more carefully planned. I'll probably even buy water instead of using the hose.



    i always use the hose. and a filter.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • JerryJerry
    Posts: 73,238
    DrCurly said:

    I should also point out, this is by far the most red-neck, non-precise brew I have ever done. Made it kinda fun. But the next one will be more carefully planned. I'll probably even buy water instead of using the hose.



    Yet less sloppy than any beer I've ever made...
    "I'm going to guess that you are, indeed, fucked up."
    CurlyFat's 59,000th post
  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
    Posts: 59,791
    Lakewood said:

    DrCurly said:

    I should also point out, this is by far the most red-neck, non-precise brew I have ever done. Made it kinda fun. But the next one will be more carefully planned. I'll probably even buy water instead of using the hose.



    i always use the hose. and a filter.


    What sort of filter do you use?

    "Balls."
    - Thym's 100,000th post

  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
    Posts: 59,791

    DrCurly said:

    I should also point out, this is by far the most red-neck, non-precise brew I have ever done. Made it kinda fun. But the next one will be more carefully planned. I'll probably even buy water instead of using the hose.



    Yet less sloppy than any beer I've ever made...


    I believe this.

    "Balls."
    - Thym's 100,000th post

  • N_ClarkN_Clark
    Posts: 972
    The batch I mad with al my leftover ingredients turned to be a a very nive drinkable pale ale style. Im glad i wrote it down in case I want to repeat it!
  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
    Posts: 59,791
    N_Clark said:

    The batch I mad with al my leftover ingredients turned to be a a very nive drinkable pale ale style. Im glad i wrote it down in case I want to repeat it!



    Do people repeat things?

    "Balls."
    - Thym's 100,000th post

  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 46,199
    DrCurly said:

    N_Clark said:

    The batch I mad with al my leftover ingredients turned to be a a very nive drinkable pale ale style. Im glad i wrote it down in case I want to repeat it!



    Do people repeat things?


    the ones that brew more than thrice a decade do.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 101,441
    DrCurly said:

    Lakewood said:

    DrCurly said:

    I should also point out, this is by far the most red-neck, non-precise brew I have ever done. Made it kinda fun. But the next one will be more carefully planned. I'll probably even buy water instead of using the hose.



    i always use the hose. and a filter.


    What sort of filter do you use?


    Just a home depot drinking water canister filter. I change it roughly once a year... So each time I brew. :( The water tastes good.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,410
    Lakewood said:

    DrCurly said:

    Lakewood said:

    DrCurly said:

    I should also point out, this is by far the most red-neck, non-precise brew I have ever done. Made it kinda fun. But the next one will be more carefully planned. I'll probably even buy water instead of using the hose.



    i always use the hose. and a filter.


    What sort of filter do you use?


    Just a home depot drinking water canister filter. I change it roughly once a year... So each time I brew. :( The water tastes good.

    This makes me sad
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,410
    I've read about people using an RV filter attachment for the hose.
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 101,441
    jlw said:

    I've read about people using an RV filter attachment for the hose.



    that would work fine. i used a wall mount type and then just adapted it to a hose input.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
    Posts: 59,791
    Lakewood said:

    DrCurly said:

    Lakewood said:

    DrCurly said:

    I should also point out, this is by far the most red-neck, non-precise brew I have ever done. Made it kinda fun. But the next one will be more carefully planned. I'll probably even buy water instead of using the hose.



    i always use the hose. and a filter.


    What sort of filter do you use?


    Just a home depot drinking water canister filter. I change it roughly once a year... So each time I brew. :( The water tastes good.


    Is there actually a noticeable difference? The water from my hose tastes just dandy anyway, but I swear I can taste a difference in the final product.

    "Balls."
    - Thym's 100,000th post