Sunday, October 7, 2012

#62: Winter Dark Ale

Haven't had time to do AG brewing much these days, so I decided to get an extract brew or two so that I could get something in the pipeline.  I found a great coupon combined with a good sale, so I picked up the four new Mr. Beer craft extracts to play with.  Of course, right after that I won a contest on their site and have apparently scored something like 14 extracts, 18 yeasts, 13 varieties of hops, 4 (or 6... not sure) fruits, 1 booster, 7 fermenters, and 112 bottles, so I guess I'll be extract brewing for a while now.

Here's what I have planned for this one, using up some ingredients I have lying about...  I"m steeping the grains right now (haven't done a steep in about 2 years...  old school...):

EDIT:  Overfilled by a bit (me thinks the gallon container I used was bigger than a gallon), so the OG is a bit lower than anticipated.  Adjusted below.  RDWHAHB...

Winter Dark Ale                                             
American Brown Ale


Type: Extract Date: 10/7/2012
Batch Size: 2.50 gal

Amount Item Type % or IBU
0.66 lb Amber Dry Extract (12.5 SRM) Dry Extract 17.51 %
2.86 lb Winter Dark Ale (30.0 SRM) Extract 75.86 %
0.25 lb Carafoam (2.0 SRM) Grain 6.63 %
2.00 oz Malto-Dextrine (Boil 5.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs Cooper Ale (Coopers #-) Yeast-Ale
Beer Profile
Measured Original Gravity: 1.056 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.014 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.48 %
Bitterness: 50.0 IBU
Est Color: 18.0 SRM

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