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 #45 – Incubus or Succubus inWit

Today is Saint Patrick’s Day and I’m celebrating it anti-style. I’m not making a stout, and not a green beer, the only thing green will be the hops!

As you can see on the header I’m making a Wit bier, and from the picture you can figure out the ingredients. Pomerans (Bitter Orange), Cinnamon stick, Coriander, Red Pomelo and Chili flakes (Cayenne).

By drinking this beer on a hot summer day you will invite either an Incubus or a Sucubbus for the night. Have a nice sleep ;-).

Incubus inWit

An incubus (nominal form constructed from the Latin verb, incubo, incubare, or “to lie upon”) is a demon in male form who, according to a number of mythological and legendary traditions, lies upon sleepers, especially women, in order to have intercourse with them. –Wikipedia

This will be the pale ale according the ingredients above plus ordinary pale malt, wheat malt and just a little caramel malt.

Sucubbus inWit

The Sucubbus is the female counterpart. This beer will be the same as Incubus, but I will add black malt to the secondary fermentation, and maybe some more spices to balance out the roastyness.

BTW This will also be the 2’nd anniversary beer.
Wow 45 beers brewed these two years.