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Joe Rovito
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Username: Joez8

Post Number: 237
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 98.247.121.86
Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 06:41 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It's hitting mid 90s in the afternoon, my garage reached 78 today, so I decided to rack and lager a three week old "old rasputin" before it spoils.

My Kingdom for some AC !

That reminds me, final runnings were 1.040 - I shoulda brewed me 5 gallons of stout - but I dumped the grain before my brain engaged.

I guess it's just that time of year.
 

Chris Storey
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Username: Stuts

Post Number: 77
Registered: 07-2004
Posted From: 76.75.115.16
Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 01:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Not here in Ontario, Canada. 70F to 75F. Wet, kind of humid and way cooler than normal. Still to warm to brew without a fermentation controler though. I really don't miss a heatwave, but it would of been nice for my pool party.
 

Skotrat
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Username: Skotrat

Post Number: 973
Registered: 07-2007
Posted From: 173.9.91.69
Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 01:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Going to be around 90f here today in New England

So I am brewing a bitter...


 
East Kingston Country Bitter

A ProMash Recipe Report

BJCP Style and Style Guidelines
-------------------------------

08-B English Pale Ale, Special/Best/Premium Bitter

Min OG: 1.040 Max OG: 1.048
Min IBU: 25 Max IBU: 40
Min Clr: 5 Max Clr: 16 Color in SRM, Lovibond

Recipe Specifics
----------------

Batch Size (Gal): 21.00 Wort Size (Gal): 21.00
Total Grain (Lbs): 30.98
Anticipated OG: 1.042 Plato: 10.4
Anticipated SRM: 7.9
Anticipated IBU: 27.9
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75 %
Wort Boil Time: 80 Minutes

Formulas Used
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Brewhouse Efficiency and Predicted Gravity based on Method #1, Potential Used.
Final Gravity Calculation Based on Points.
Hard Value of Sucrose applied. Value for recipe: 46.2100 ppppg
% Yield Type used in Gravity Prediction: Fine Grind Dry Basis.

Color Formula Used: Morey
Hop IBU Formula Used: Daniels

Additional Utilization Used For Plug Hops: 2 %
Additional Utilization Used For Pellet Hops: 10 %


Grain/Extract/Sugar

% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
81.4 25.20 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) England 1.038 3
10.2 3.15 lbs. Flaked Corn (Maize) America 1.040 1
6.8 2.10 lbs. Crystal 40L America 1.034 40
1.7 0.53 lbs. Crystal 150L Great Britain 1.033 150

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.


Hops

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
3.36 oz. First Gold Pellet 8.00 25.3 70 min.
3.36 oz. Fuggle Pellet 4.00 2.6 5 min.


Yeast
-----

wYeast 1469 WEST YORKSHIRE ALE YEAST


Mash Schedule
-------------

Mash Type: Single Step

Grain Lbs: 30.98
Water Qts: 46.46 - Before Additional Infusions
Water Gal: 11.61 - Before Additional Infusions

Qts Water Per Lbs Grain: 1.50 - Before Additional Infusions

Saccharification Rest Temp : 151 Time: 90
Mash-out Rest Temp : 168 Time: 10
Sparge Temp : 170 Time: 70


Total Mash Volume Gal: 14.19 - Dough-In Infusion Only

All temperature measurements are degrees Fahrenheit.
 

Dave Witt
Senior Member
Username: Davew

Post Number: 1325
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 12.2.161.11
Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 02:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Here in the midwest/great lakes area it has been cooler this year than I can remember my whole life. I don't think we've had any 90 deg days since June. Lots of 76 deg highs. Unheard of in July. Really nice for brewing, but not good beach weather.
 

ChriSto
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Username: Christo

Post Number: 576
Registered: 02-2006
Posted From: 216.176.226.154
Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 02:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Before you know it, we'll have a new round of folks discussing human-induced global cooling, a la the 1970's.

We had a few days around 96F here, but all in all it has been a pleasant average summer (which means it's hotter than h***). 78F in the house, though, and 64F in my jungle cooler for my hefe that is bubbling away nicely.
 

Nathan Eddy
Intermediate Member
Username: Nathan_eddy

Post Number: 254
Registered: 03-2005
Posted From: 74.140.137.21
Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 03:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

In Kentucky, I've only been able to go swimming once this summer. Al Gore can kiss my butt.
 

Paul Hayslett
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Username: Paulhayslett

Post Number: 2229
Registered: 02-2002
Posted From: 71.234.45.166
Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 04:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Today it will hit 85F here on CT shoreline. Same as yesterday and the day before and, basically, every day in July. 68F - 70F every night. It would be pleasant if it didn't rain almost every day. Weirdest weather I can ever remember. It's usually near 100F with 95% humidity for the few weeks around Aug 1, and too hot and nasty to sleep at night. I finally put the A/Cs in the windows last night, about 6 weeks later than usual, and not because it was hot but because we had to dry the place out.
 

robert rulmyr
Senior Member
Username: Wacobob

Post Number: 1016
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 24.155.102.121
Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 04:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It's hot here this summer too, come to think of it, it's hot just about every summer.
 

Skotrat
Advanced Member
Username: Skotrat

Post Number: 974
Registered: 07-2007
Posted From: 173.9.91.69
Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 04:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The Bitter is mashing...

start the sparge in about 20 minutes
 

ScottDeW
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Username: Scott

Post Number: 588
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 128.129.13.2
Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 05:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It has been BRUTALLY hot in Houston, with very little rain.

I'm way behind with my brewing. I think I'm getting lazier -- or at least becoming a fair-weather brewer.

Scott
http://texanbrew.com
 

Denny Conn
Senior Member
Username: Denny

Post Number: 7243
Registered: 01-2001
Posted From: 67.139.233.130
Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 05:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

We've had a month of 90+ and 3 days this week over 100F....pretty weird for OR!
 

Vance Barnes
Senior Member
Username: Vancebarnes

Post Number: 3756
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 69.199.10.66
Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 06:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Skot, thought you were on vacation? Brewing vacation is sounds like? Guess the rain let up enough to get the burners out.
 

PaulK
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Username: Paulk

Post Number: 836
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 68.63.203.31
Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 06:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nice cool weather you guys are having. It's been 108-109 the past few days here in the Tucson area. Brewing is out of the question right now.
 

Bob D
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Username: Fl_bob

Post Number: 83
Registered: 07-2007
Posted From: 64.12.116.20
Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 07:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Skot, what do you mash in for your 20 gallon batches?
 

Skotrat
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Username: Skotrat

Post Number: 975
Registered: 07-2007
Posted From: 173.9.91.69
Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 07:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi,

Here are a variety of rigs that I will use depending on the size of the Batch: 16-45 Gallons

http://www.skotrat.com/skot/equipment/Brew_Rig_Pics/

http://www.skotrat.com/skotrat/webboard/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=591

http://www.skotrat.com/skotrat/webboard/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=602
 

Bob D
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Username: Fl_bob

Post Number: 84
Registered: 07-2007
Posted From: 64.12.116.20
Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 07:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Very nice. Thanks for posting. My five gallon batches just don't seem to be big enough anymore.
 

Skotrat
Advanced Member
Username: Skotrat

Post Number: 977
Registered: 07-2007
Posted From: 173.9.91.69
Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 09:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Now that was a great Brew Day!
 

brett matthews
Intermediate Member
Username: Brettj

Post Number: 383
Registered: 06-2004
Posted From: 124.150.75.180
Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 10:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Such beauty Skotrat! Very jealous.
And no 'keggle'in sight!
 

Dan Listermann
Senior Member
Username: Listermann

Post Number: 6720
Registered: 03-2004
Posted From: 74.83.191.159
Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 10:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It has been pleasant here in Ohio with only a few days reaching into the 90s so far. It has however been unusually wet this year. For rowing on the river, we lost most of June and some of July because it was too fast.

I was looking forward to taking the grandson camping on the island that sometimes forms in the river, but it may not happen this year. Instead, it is just a sandbar that I have to row around.

Last night I experimented with using a trolling motor to augment the oars. It has potential!

I have taken up fishing. I enjoy just sitting there on the dock and watching the river roll by, fishing is not that much more effort. Caught a 12" catfish for my first! The floating dock is 8 x 8. I need to double that size for parties. Brewing parties might require some railings.
 

dhacker
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Username: Dhacker

Post Number: 1739
Registered: 11-2002
Posted From: 74.177.55.145
Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 11:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

July 28th . . Jackson TN

NORMAL High 91

TODAY'S High 76.

That's just wrong.

It's been the coolest July I can ever remember.
 

Troy Robinson
Junior Member
Username: Troybinso

Post Number: 46
Registered: 10-2006
Posted From: 68.113.7.93
Posted on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 - 05:14 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey Joe,

I just looked at your profile, and it says you are in Snoqualmie. You can't be on the eastside unless you are on the east side of the mountains. Try coming out to the REAL eastside for some hot, dry weather.

(I'm in Walla Walla)