Monthly Archive: November 2008

Nov 26

Batch 17 Brewed

Today I brewed batch 17, a remake of the Buckingham Bitter.  A few slight differences in this one, namely when we went to buy the same British crystal malt, there were now two varieties of different color.  A 30-40 lovibond color crystal, and a 50-60 lovibond crystal malt.  We got the 50-60 lovibond one, though …

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Nov 24

Batch 16 Bottled, Batch 17 in the Wings

Bottled up batch 16, our Bombay IPA, last Thursday.  The final gravity was 1.010, initial gravity was 1.050, giving us a .040 difference.  Multiply the .040 by 105 gives us 4.2, which is the percentage by weight.  Multiply 4.2 by 1.25 gives us 5.25, which is the percent by volume.  Sampling the beer it had …

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Nov 14

Batch 16 – India Pale Ale

Wednesday evening my friend and I brewed batch 16, which is based off of Papazian’s recipe “Laughing Heart IPA.”  We did a hops substitution, as we had no Centennial hops but had Chinook, so we used them for the bittering hops. The recipe is a mini-mash, so I started with the grains, doing the stepped …

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Nov 06

Batch 15 Bottled- Buckingham Bitter

Just bottled my 15th batch of beer, the Buckingham Bitter.  Had a taste before it being carbonated- I’m definitely in for a treat! Here’s the label I created for it:

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