Monday was a #BrewDay

Monday was a brew day , Belgian WheAt Beer !  I have brewed it  it a couple of times before ! The first time I brewed it I put the coriander seeds in Whole, result = not much flavour ! The Second Occasion I used a pestle and mortar to crack the coriander seeds, Flavour = moderate 🙂 .

This Time I put the coriander seeds through my manual coffee grinder on Course before adding then to the boil, lets hope it’s not too strong flavoured….

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After listening to several BeerSmith Podcasts on my daily commute, I have changed my Wort Aeration technique ! instead of sitting there for 10 minutes violently aggitating the FV, I have invested in an air pump for a fish tank,  currently I’m using a normal  airstone but may upgrade to a stainless Steel one, the wheat beer was already off the blocks and producing gas 2 hrs after putting in the starter , I have had to change the blow off bottle every morning and evening  since Monday as its full of Krausen….

Monday I also Kegged the Black IPA , it’s FG was 1.016 making it a 7.59% brew, looking forward to sampling it…

On the saturday morning I also Kegged my Anchor Steam Clone, this had an OG of 1.060 and  the ferment  had slowed dramatically by friday evening and on taking the SG (1.010) saturday I decided to Keg and cold crash it , should be a healthy 6.58%

Hope fully I will see all the Olicanabrew folks on the 23rd , I’ll bring a couple of bottles of the RIS along but it’s only been bottled 2 Weeks and if the BIPA or Anchor has Conditioned  possible a pet of one or the other 🙂

My Next Brewday may be the day after the Brewclub meeting, thats if I’m not too Grey ……