Wednesday, May 2, 2012

89 IPA and Kegerator update

Sunday I brewed my first all-grain batch in about 7 months. It was one of the better brew days in a long time. Everything went as it should have. I brewed an IPA which I am calling 89 IPA. The IBU total is 89 and it is a test batch. The recipe is as follows.

7.5 lbs Maris Otter
3 lbs Munich (light)
.25 lbs Dextrin
.25 lbs Caravienne
.25 lbs Caramunich
2 oz Centennial (1 @ 60 mins, 1 @ 15 mins)
2 oz Magnum (1 @ 30 mins, .5 @ 0 mins, .5 dry hopped 7 days)
1 oz Amarillo (.5 @ o mins, .5 dry hopped 7 days)
White Labs WLP001 California Ale yeast

Mashing the grain 
 My father in-law took the spent grains and made homemade dog biscuits and pretzels.The recipe for those are as follows.
2 cups spent grain
1 cup flour
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 egg

Mix everything together and bake at 350 for 30 mins, reduce heat and continue baking or 2 hours to reduce moisture.

Jeff and Julie's dog Thor begging for a taste test.

I picked up a 5 gallon corny keg, and changed out the fittings on the kegerator so it will now take 5 gallon kegs. I am also in the process of making a grain and hop tap handle out of the yeast vial. I will post photos of that process.