The homebrew shops were closed today so I had to pitch with a couple of packets of dry yeast I had around. I'm sure the fermentation will get stuck due to the high gravity and crappy yeast. So tomorrow I'll buy a pack of nice English ale or ESB yeast and throw it in too.
I think that it will be an interesting beer at the least... its based off of old grains, an old kit, and old DME, with old hops... I'm calling it "Old Stock Ale" for its use of 'aged goods'. But doing this isn't uncommon amongst brewers I think... its nice to have fresh new ingredients most of the time, but an aged ingredient will add a different flavour to the beer.... hopefully not too bad of a flavour!
Here are the details (and I know there are some flaws, I was just using what I had around):
|BJCP Style and Style Guidelines|
|Min OG:||1.060||Max OG:||1.108|| |
|Min IBU:||30||Max IBU:||80|| |
|Min Clr:||10||Max Clr:||26||Color in SRM, Lovibond|
|Batch Size (L):||23.00||Wort Size (L):||23.00|
|Total Grain (kg):||5.63|| || |
|Anticipated SRM:||20.1|| || |
|Anticipated IBU:||35.8|| || |
|Brewhouse Efficiency:||70||%|| |
|Wort Boil Time:||90||Minutes|| |
Final Gravity Calculation Based on Points.
Hard Value of Sucrose applied. Value for recipe: 46.2100 ppppg
% Yield Type used in Gravity Prediction: Fine Grind Dry Basis.
Color Formula Used: Morey
Hop IBU Formula Used: Rager
Additional Utilization Used For Plug Hops: 2 %
Additional Utilization Used For Pellet Hops: 10 %
|53.3||3.00 kg.||Baron's Brown Ale Kit|| ||1.050||18|
|14.2||0.80 kg.||Crystal 40L||America||1.007||40|
|10.7||0.60 kg.||Generic DME - Wheat||America||1.010||8|
|1.8||0.10 kg.||Corn Sugar||Generic||1.002||0|
|15.6||0.88 kg.||Generic DME - Light||Generic||1.015||8|
|3.6||0.20 kg.||Cara-Pils Dextrine Malt|| ||1.002||2|
|0.9||0.05 kg.||Chocolate Malt||Great Britain||1.000||475|
Exract represented as SG.
|28.35 g.||Fuggle||Pellet||3.71||3.4||15 min|
|28.35 g.||Eroica||Pellet||9.41||32.4||60 min|
Notes... the Baron's kit was 7.5 L, 3 kg is wrong. I just needed the 1.050. There were some obvious errors, as the recipe says my initial SG should be 1.086. I figure a problem with my guess at the extract potential of the baron's kit, plus I had to grind all the grains by hand which means a lot of them wern't cracked. Anyway, I took a few pictures but am too tired to post them... tomorrow...