Friday, February 25, 2005

Batch 4: Winter Warmer Plus!

Batch 4: A Winter Warmer extract kit from Northern Brewer. I didn't want to end up with a low final gravity, so I added an extra 1.5 lbs of Laaglander Light DME to the brew; this probably wan't necessary, and I ended up with a FG more like a Barleywine. Live and learn.

This time I have brew notes.

  • .75lbs Simpsons Crystal
  • .25lbs Crisp Chocolate
  • 9.9lbs Gold Malt Syrup
  • 1.5lbs Laaglander Light DME (My addition)
  • 1 oz Norther Brewer Hops, 60 minutes
  • 1 oz Styrian Goldings, 30 minutes
  • 1 tsp Irish Moss, 15 minutes
  • 1oz Kent Goldings, 1 minute
  • Wyeast #1728 smack-pak XL, no starter.
  • Brew day 11/25/2004, OG 1.078 (about 10.2% ABV). The kit's advertised OG is 1.066.
  • Moved to secondary 12/03/2004, 1.032 (about 4.0% ABV) I should have waited two weeks before moving, probably.
  • Bottled 1/08/2005, FG 1.025 (3.2% ABV),
Final alchohol content: 7%. It's a bit of a sweet beer; this may be incomplete fermentation, or it may be that the Laaglander has a lot of unfermentable sugars.


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