Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Batch No. 56 - The Pide of Cucurbita

The Pride of Cucurbita

Brewed - August 25, 2012

Style - Robust Porter

  • 15.0 lbs. American 2-Row
  • 4.0 lbs. Smoked Hubbard Squash
  • 2.5 lbs. Munich Light
  • 2.0 lbs. Vienna
  • 2.0 lbs. Chocolate
  • 1.5 lbs. Crystal 120L
  • 1.5 lbs. Caraplis/Dextrine
  • 1.25 lbs. Flaked Barley
  • 1.0 lbs. Midnight Wheat
  • 1.5 oz. Centennial (60)
  • 0.5 oz. Cascade (30)
  • 8.5 lbs. Smoked Hubbard Squash (20)
  • 0.75 oz. Cascade (10)
  • Safale US-05 Dry Yeast (2 packs)

OG – 1.065
Primary – ?? days
Secondary - ?? days

Kegged - ??

FG - 1.012 (estimated)
Attenuation - 82% (estimated)
ABV - 6.9% (estimated)

  • Had some squash left over and since Elysian brewed the smoked squash brown, I decided to use the smoked squash with a darker beer this time - a chocolate porter; should be a good beer for the cool fall weather
  • 2.0 lbs. of squash in the mash and 8.5 lbs. in the boil

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

facebook, what?

In an effort to communicate more easily with my extended family (and to bump my readers beyond 3 - ha!!) I've made a Fermented Minds Brewing page on gulp, facebook!!  Check it out :)  I think the blog will remain a good spot for my recipes especially, but I think FB will be better for quick updates, photos and especially what's currently on draft.  Keep on eye there for new beers coming online and hit me up anytime for bottles and growlers!! 

I need to schedule the 2nd Annual Intergalactic Malt Liquor Appreciation Day.....I'll toss out a few dates for September

Some misc. updates as my summer break continues - the hot weather is much more conducive to drinking beer rather than making it!!
  • MamaLou's Czech Pilsner: currently on CO2 and will ready in a few days...woot!!
  • Sasquatch Ale: carbed up and drinking smooth but a little heavy for the summer
  • Shores of the Baltic Sea: carbed and yummy!!
  • Northweiss Corner: ~ 1/3 keg remains...hops fading a little bit
  • Theme from the Barrel #1 (Barleywine): resting in kegs; will bottle condition in September
  • Theme from the Barrel #2 (Imperial Porter): transferring from the barrel this weekend
  • Finders Keepers Biere de Garde: lagering still; bottle condition soon for winter release