Archive | December, 2012

CDBC Communist Porter

1 Dec
CDBC Soviet Baltic Porter
Baltic Porter
Type: All Grain Date: 02/25/2012
Batch Size (fermenter): 10.50 gal Brewer:
Boil Size: 13.43 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 90 min Equipment: CDBC Equipment-15 gal pot with 25 gal cooler
End of Boil Volume 11.18 gal Brewhouse Efficiency: 65.00 %
Final Bottling Volume: 10.25 gal Est Mash Efficiency 66.5 %
Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage Taste Rating(out of 50): 30.0
Taste Notes:
Ingredients
Ingredients

Amt Name Type # %/IBU
25 lbs Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 65.0 %
9 lbs 8.1 oz Rye Malt (4.7 SRM) Grain 2 24.7 %
1 lbs 9.1 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) Grain 3 4.1 %
1 lbs 9.1 oz Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 4 4.1 %
13.4 oz Black (Patent) Malt (500.0 SRM) Grain 5 2.2 %
4.00 oz Fuggles [4.50 %] – Boil 60.0 min Hop 6 27.6 IBUs
2.10 oz Saaz [4.00 %] – Boil 10.0 min Hop 7 4.7 IBUs
2.0 pkg Irish Ale (Wyeast Labs #1084) [124.21 ml] Yeast 8
Beer Profile
Est Original Gravity: 1.082 SG Measured Original Gravity: 1.061 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.016 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.018 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 8.7 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 5.7 %
Bitterness: 32.2 IBUs Calories: 207.0 kcal/12oz
Est Color: 38.9 SRM
Mash Profile
Mash Name: Double Infusion, Medium Body Total Grain Weight: 38 lbs 7.7 oz
Sparge Water: 1.69 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F Tun Temperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE Mash PH: 5.20
Mash Steps

Name Description Step Temperature Step Time
Protein Rest Add 36.63 qt of water at 123.2 F 115.0 F 60 min
Saccharification Add 30.79 qt of water at 197.2 F 149.0 F 45 min
Sparge Step: Fly sparge with 1.69 gal water at 168.0 F
Mash Notes: Double step infusion – for medium body beers requiring a protein rest. Used primarily in beers high in unmodified grains or adjuncts.
Carbonation and Storage
Carbonation Type: Bottle Volumes of CO2: 2.3
Pressure/Weight: 8.05 oz Carbonation Used: Bottle with 8.05 oz Corn Sugar
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 70.0 F Age for: 30.00 days
Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage Storage Temperature: 65.0 F
Notes
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CDBC Updates — December 2012

1 Dec
It’s been awhile….

I realize it’s been almost six months since we’ve posted…but we’ve been busy! (I know, everyone is busy.) Anyway, here are some updates from the CDBC:

• We are re-committed to the website. You can follow us on Twitter @cdbrewing to get updates now and Facebook is coming soon (welcome to 2007!)

• There is now a recipe section on the site and a “Submit a Recipe” section. We will try to add recipes as we can, we like to share.

• Coming in 2013: Our first annual(?) CDBC Chili Con Carnival. Planning is in process.

• February or March 2013 CDBC Club Meeting will be at a local brewery….with the brewmaster.

• We actually have monthly meetings like a real homebrew club.

• The CDBC is looking to be more involved in local competitions and festivals.

We’ve been brewing. We’ve been drinking. We’ve been dreaming about a conical fermentor.
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