I had Quite a successful BrewDay for the OlicanaBrew challenge.
The water was quite cold and it took a while to get the Buffalo Boiler that’s my HLT upto the right Strike Temp .
|Buffalo Boiler and PID set to 74˚c|
In went the 16L of liquor followed by the 4.6KG of Maris Otter and 0.5KG of Pilsner Malt, The brew I decided on called for a light body and to be mashed at 64.5˚c, So I the STC1000 to stop pumping above 65˚c as I’m Still fine tuning my Recirculating Mash technique using the immersion Coil in the HLT, it was cold in the shed and I initially overcompensated with a too high HLT temperature until I knocked it down and stirred the mash to get it back to Temp…!.
The Sparge went well and it was back into the Buffalo for the boil.
25g of Columbus added at the start of the Boil another 15G added with 15Minutes left. Irish moss added 5 minutes before the end and then the remaining 10g added at ‘Flame Out’. I decided to pump the wort through the Flatplate cooler back and into the Buffalo to leave some of the cold break material in the copper, Not sure it worked that well so I might just gravity feed straight into FV next time…
|OG 1.048′ ish|
BeerSmith estimated the OG at 1.042 so it’s slightly over , lets see what it’s FG is …..
The wort was a little on the cool side when I added the Safale US-05 ..Took it till lunchtime to get to temperature.
(ignore the brew name that was the New Years Brew )
But was already bubbling when I checked