The brew day was a success! We hit gravity spot on, but I can't actually remember if we hit volume. Do you Eric? Did we have 4.5-5gallons of wort after the boil?
Anyway, since I forgot to add the brown sugar, we're looking at lower gravity beer, and a bit lighter, but no big deal. It explains why we weren't even close to the projected pre-boil gravity too! Yay! (I just confirmed in my brewing wizard-like software, and it's spot on)
The yeast we used has a big fermentation temp range - 59F -> 75F, this thing should ferment nice and clean in the chamber
It also has a great smell to it, can't wait to see how it turns out.
Oh yeah Eric here is some data for the wiki kthx nite:
Style: Spice/Pumpkin beer
Codename: idk make one up
Brewmaster: Andy Pace
Initial Gravity: 1.064
Final Gravity: 1.???
First served: ?/?/2012
Last served: ?/?/2012
1 lbs Rice Hulls
1 lbs Biscuit Malt
4 oz Crystal 80L
13 oz Crystal 60L
9 lbs Pale Malt
.5 tsp cinnamon
.5 tsp nutmeg
.5 tsp all spiace
.5 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Type: Single infusion, full body
3.75gal of water @ 170
Target Temp: 156F (went too low to 152)
Start pH: no idea
Time: 60 mins
End Temp: no idea
4.5 gallons @ 170F
NO STUCK MASH FUCK YES
Fuggles for 60min
Spice mixture for 10 mins
Chilled to pitching temp
Unsure of initial volume (someone should check next time you're at the space!)
I'm new to the Chicago area and have been stumbling across links to Pumping Station: One every time I try to figure out how I'm going to do anything I did in my garage/yard before moving out here. I just noticed your announcement for beer church and thought that would be a great chance to meet people in the group. Is it alright if I join you tomorrow? (I know it's late notice for this but I just found your post)
I used to do some brewing when I was out in PA, but sadly my keggle has been languishing since I moved out here to a small apartment. To make up I have been mixing up small cider batches on the stove. I currently have a batch of ginger cydem (apple mead) that I can bring to share if it's OK for me to join your little party.
(Also google groups is giving me an error message that 'Pumping Station: One Public...@googlegroups.com' is not a valid cc address. Not sure what's up with that?)
On Thursday, September 20, 2012 10:57:56 AM UTC-4, Eric Stein wrote:
Beer Church this Sunday. Be there or be square. Discuss brewing in
this thread as I have no plans on what exactly we are brewing this
weekend, although Malerie was thinking of maybe Pumpkin beer.