Thursday, November 10, 2016

BrewPi is AWESOME!


initial results with incorrect sensor assignments


After correcting the sensor assignments


I still have a bit of cleaning up, but she's working like a charm now.


Monday, October 17, 2016

#042 Gotslindricka Clone

2016.10.14



BREWDAY
Date: 2016.10.15
Begin Time:
End Time:
Chilled to 74° F

FERMENTATION
2016.10.16 
BrewPi profile created for fermentation
Pitched approx time: noon
-2 gallons = OMEGA Bit O' Funk


2016.10.17
slight signs of fermentation present

NOTES:
Integrate counter flow chiller with plate chiller as pre-chiller with cleaning pump and cooler with ice water.
RESOURCES:
http://beerandwinejournal.com/gotlandsdricka-clone/
http://jesterkingbrewery.com/jester-king-gotlandsdricka

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Electric Panel Build - IN PROCESS - PART 1

Getting Started

Measure twice, cut once



Greenlee hole punch


Be Patient


The Guts

Originally I was going to build a 120V system with plans to upgrade to 220V down the road.






I switched gears and decided to opt for a 50A system with DIN rails

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Beginning to take shape



Basement Work Station



Switched to Back to Back system now, relocated switch and added yellow LED for corresponding PID (heating Element)


  

Heating Elements from THEELECTRICBREWERY.COM
These will be housed in the HLT and BK
There is already a RIMS unit fully built and ready for power wire to be attached.


 

Element Enclosures
Brewhardware.com

 


It's time to start cleaning up the Keezer

UPGRADE: prepping for a new Keezer Facia 

 I acquired this from the local home depot in the clearance rack, I believe I'll be able to make this $10 look great!

 

Starting to take shape

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

#039 v1, v2, v3 / Belgian Wit, Belle Saison, 1056 + Belle Saison

#039 Belgian Wit, Belle Saison, 1056 + Belle Saison


Considering I had over spiced my previous batches, I assumed the characteristics would still exist in the yeast cakes. I planned to get something nice out of this yeast, and that's what I did. The Belle Saison might have been my favorite of the 3 batches. I added some ginger tincture to the wit this time around but wasn't completely satisfied with the results.

The Belle Saison+1056 ended up pretty tasty with an off-the-cuff attempt at a margarita beer.
-salt
-lime (juice and pulp, freshly squeezed)

I really enjoyed it and took this to pour at the Parkville Microfest under the KCBM as SOBs (South of the Borders Saison).

Sunday, March 20, 2016

#038 Belgian Wit, Belle Saison, 1056 + Belle Saison

#038v1, 38v2, 38v3
The King's Triple Wit










A bit clear for a wit


This was way too much zest!
(less is more)



2oz of each ingredient was supposed to leave a surplus
of ingredients for future batches.
Oops!






Keep those stir bars out of your carboys.