Archive | October 2013

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more brewday issues

I used my new Barely Crusher and Blichmann burner for this weekend’s IPA brew. Aiming for a 7% IPA using Mosaic, Columbus, and Chinook hops (Magnum for bittering). Adjusted the mill to the “standard” .038 using feeler gauges. Easily done. The problems started when: • I seemingly overshot my mash temp. Added some cold water […]

New batches in planning

Now that I have my new Barley Crusher grain mill, I bought a 50 lb bag of 2-row malt for just over $50, as well as batch-specific specialty malts for my next two planned brews: a porter and a west coast IPA. The porter because I realized I’ve only brewed porter once, and it was […]