Brewday #66 – Dandelion (Chocolate & Vanilla Swirl Stout)

Dandelion

When a crazy black woman becomes obsessed with a preppy white woman and starts stalking her. She calls her ‘dandelion’ and they become a chocolate and vanilla swirl

Dandelion is a Chocolate And Vanilla Swirl Stout with kakao and vanilla. The plan is to barrel age half of the batch in cognac. Hops is Galaxy.

OG 1082
FG 1026 
ABV% 7.4 
IBU 40
VOL 18L

Batch#1 10 L Added extra Bourbon Vanilla Extract
Batch#2 7 L Added Cognac Oak Chips

Brewday #58 – Moloko Milk+ Chocolate

#58 Moloko Milk+ Chocolate (label)

Today I’m brewing a Chocolate Milk Stout. Pale malt, caramel malt and three black malts (pale chocolate, chocolate and black malt). I’m using chocolate nibs (10 min boil), and will be adding lactose at the bottling. Everything else is the same as usual.

Don’t worry about the noodles, it’s not going in to the beer. Noodles t is a quick perfect meal when the oven is occupied. I got use for the rice cooker to, it will cover the boil off from the big kettle.

I think I will do like the last time, at the second fermentation pour 10 liter in one and the rest in the the second and add water so I get a lower ABV beer.

It was 26C warm in my apartment, and it rained this morning so it’s not getting cooler than that. So I wrapped the fermentation tank in wet blanket and put the fan on it. The temp meter said 20C (pretty good).

Edit 2013-06-17: I put 12 liters in first (second fermentation) tank. Estimated 7%ABV.
I put 7.5 liters plus 4.5 liters water in the second (second fermentation) tank. Estimated 4.2%ABV.

Edit 2013-06-26: Bottled the Main batch and got 31 bottles (37cl). I added 5gr Lactose per bottle.

Brewday #55 – Kånkelbärs

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Ok, I’ll be short today (I think). Today I’m brewing what I call Voodoo Juice (any kind of beer with spices and shit in it). I used pale malt and wheat malt, and cold mashed Chocolate Dinkel/Spelt Malt. The spices is Coriander, Anis Star, and Pomerans (Bitter Orange). Also at the end of the boil I’ll add 1kg raspberries for the ~20 liter batch. The little hops I used was Belma hops. I’m using a new yeast Safbrew wb-06, it is for wheat beers so I think it will be good.

It was a sunny day but quite cold and I was in the mood for Ska music which I played all day. Here is some pictures…

OG 1062
Estimated FG 1016
Estimated ABV 6%
Estimated 15 IBU
Estimated 24 Liter Batch (first fermentation)
PH down from 8.5 to 4.6

In the second fermentation I will split the batch up in two, I might add Chocolate nibs to one of them. And maybe more Raspberries?

What should I name the beer?
Edit 2013-03-24: I named the beer to Kånkelbärs (I can’t really tell you what that means, you have to look it up, and when your back up again you can ask why?!

Brewday #19 Voodoo Juice for Christmas

Today I’m brewing a Voodo Juice for the Christmas holiday. Pale Ale, Wheat, Oat, Chrystal, Chocolate malt and Japanese Oi! Punk. I will use anis, black pepper, cinnamon and ginger spices. I will hop it with Sorachi Ace (bitter & taste), and Amarillo (taste and aroma). I will banish the Safbrew t-58 (belgian yeast) and put it to fermentation.

From now on I will call all the beers I make that doesn’t follow the reinheitsgebot for Voodoo Juice, it goes without saying that I also have to banish the wort and send the correct spell into the fermentation process.

Follow the process on twitter… @heidrunBrewery