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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.

Brew Day: June 30th

20 Jun
Post NHC Brew:

Normal brew day on Saturday June 30th. Perhaps we’ll brew something we learn about at NHC? Perhaps we’ll brew an old favorite? There has bee talk of a lager…maybe we’ll finally try lagering again.

See you at the Brewery!

NHC is This Week!

18 Jun

CDBC Schwag

Just a few updates…with NHC right around the corner excitement has been brewing at the CDBC. We will be pouring at club night and in the hospitality suite, finally a chance to really share our beer with a wider audience. Hopefully we’ll get good feedback and kill the kegs! To make sure people remember us, we’ll be handing out all sorts of goodies (pictured above).

If you are curious, here is a list of the beer we’ll be sharing:

  • Winey Devil. Belgian Golden Strong
  • Cleetus the Fetus Imperial CDA. Cascadian Dark Ale
  • Bourbon Oaked Imperial Stout. Russian Imperial Stout
  • Simarillo Pale Ale. American Pale Ale
  • Existential Awakening. Saison

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February 25th Brew Day

16 Feb

Saturday February 25th we are brewing a porter!

Come on by, same bat time, same bat channel. Drink some beer. Brew some beer. Offend someone. Drink some more beer. But do that all responsibly, remember, don’t drink and drive. Arrive Alive.

See you at the Brewery!

Mmmm, Three-Quarter Ton of Grain (almost)

10 Feb

If you ever wondered what just over 1400 pounds of malted grain looks like:

sacks of grain

This grain will all go into yummy beer.

We picked all this up a few weeks ago, hopefully it lasts more than six months.

What kind of beer should we taste at the February CDBC meeting?

10 Feb

This month’s meeting is coming up on Wednesday Feb. 15th, there has been discussion for a theme for beer tasting.

Please make a selection by Tuesday Feb 14th so we have a day or so to find beers.

Of course if you have homebrew to share, that trumps the Beer Theme.

See you at the Brewery!

IPA Brew Sat Feb. 4th 2012

1 Feb

Per Jason: Kevin got some Falconer’s Flight hops a while back, and we want to test this sucker out – by brewing a simple IPA. Anyone interested in joining us and lending a hand? Starts ~ 10 and ends when Kevin starts to make uncomfortably long eye contact with people…so around 11 🙂 (all kidding aside – 4ish).

I’m sure there will be some sports thing on the TV, and good times will be had by most.

CDBC looks into the future, all the way to the year 2012

27 Jan

Now that we are getting back on track after the holidays, things at the brewery are going to start heating up again.

Some upcoming items:
  • We are picking up something like 1300 pounds of grain this weekend. That should get us at least a couple brews.
  • We will have a monthly meeting, the third Wednesday of every month at 7:30 to taste beers and welcome people who want to learn more. This is in addition to our brew days.
  • Next Brew Day is tentatively set for this Sunday, January 29th.
  • We hope to put together a schedule of brew days for the next few months.
  • The National Homebrew Conference is in Bellevue this year! June 21–23. (They say Seattle…but really it’s across the lake in Bellevue.) The CDBC plans to be there somehow. Maybe just pouring some beer, maybe some in competition, maybe just there to drink everyone else’s beer.

We had our first meeting of the new year on Thursday, January 26th. We tasted a lot of homebrew. We also set up more of a structure to hopefully get more people into the collective and brewing beer. 2012 looks off to a good start!

See you at the Brewery!

Ninkasi + 21st Amendement = Nirvana in a can

8 Nov
Headline News!

Headline News!

Look at the box!

The whole package

Ninkasi and 21st Amendement have teamed up to create one of the most delicious ales I have ever had. It’s just an ale, nothing special, except the dates…but they compliment the flavor, not provide it. Normally I am skeptical of 21st Amendment, I want to like their beer but it is never as good as I think it should be. On the other hand, Ninkasi has yet to make a beer I don’t like.

“Allies Win The War” is their collaboration. And it is quite simply one of the best ales I’ve ever had. I can’t even explain it. The flavors are perfectly balanced. If this beer wasn’t over 8% ABV I could drink a few more….nevermind, I can drink a few more. And the packaging…GOOD LORD the packaging is just as good as the beer inside it.

I highly recommend you get your hands on some of this. If the CDBC is lucky I’ll have a can left to bring to brew day in a couple weeks….or I may have to buy more just to share. I am hoping this is not a one off, never to be seen again creation.

In the glass

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