Twisted Enkel Blonde (Extract)

I’m baaaack! I’ve got a lot of writing to do to catch things up – a new brewroom and construction, site new brewing system and a lot of beer ‘learning’ done in the last few years.

Pleasantries dispensed, on with the brewing. This was the first brew on the new system. Temperatures be damned…

Recipe


Eaties For My Wheaties

BJCP Style and Style Guidelines
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15-A  German Wheat and Rye Beer, Weizen/Weissbier

Min OG:  1.044   Max OG:  1.052
Min IBU:     8   Max IBU:    15
Min Clr:     2   Max Clr:     8  Color in SRM, Lovibond

Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (Gal):         6.00    Wort Size (Gal):    6.00
Total Grain (Lbs):       10.68
Anticipated OG:         1.0471    Plato:            11.702
Anticipated SRM:           5.2
Anticipated IBU:          14.4
Brewhouse Efficiency:       70 %
Wort Boil Time:             60    Minutes

Grain/Extract/Sugar

%     Amount     Name                          Origin        Potential SRM
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56.2     6.00 lbs. Weyermann Pale Wheat          Germany        1.0380      2
34.3     3.66 lbs. Pilsener                      Germany        1.0380      2
7.2     0.77 lbs. Munich Malt                   Germany        1.0370      8
2.3     0.24 lbs. CaraMunich 60                 France         1.0340     60

Hops

Amount     Name                              Form    Alpha  IBU  Boil Time
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16.00 g.     Hallertauer Tradition             Pellet   6.24  14.4  60 min.

Extras

Amount      Name                           Type      Time
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0.50 Tsp    Yeast Nutrient                 Other     15 Min.(boil)

Yeast
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WYeast 3068 Weihenstephan Weizen

Mash Schedule
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Mash Name: Fix_40_60_70

Total Grain Lbs:   10.68
Total Water Qts:    8.52 - Before Additional Infusions
Total Water Gal:    2.13 - Before Additional Infusions

Tun Thermal Mass:   0.22
Grain Temp:        65.00 F

Step   Rest   Start   Stop  Heat     Infuse   Infuse  Infuse
Step Name            Time   Time   Temp    Temp  Type     Temp     Amount  Ratio
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Glucan/Enzyme Prep     2     15    113     113   Infuse   130        8.52   0.80
Beta Amylase           3     10    122     122   Infuse   208        1.12   0.90
Alpha Amylase          5     45    152     152   Infuse   208        6.31   1.49
Mashout               10     15    172     172   Decoc    210        6.69   1.50 (Decoc Thickness)

Total Water Qts:           15.94 - After Additional Infusions
Total Water Gal:            3.99 - After Additional Infusions
Total Mash Volume Gal:      4.84 - After Additional Infusions

Notes
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Need 1.04L starter with 1 pk yeast

Crack lid on bucket for primary, skim nasty crap.

Brew Day Notes

  • Brewed 2010-06-13
  • Hops Loss is 8mo @5F, original 6.9%AA.

  • Mash was a big ol’ hot mess. Here is the actuals I ended up with:

    
    Mash Schedule
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    Mash Name: Fix_40_60_70
    
    Total Grain Lbs:   10.68
    Total Water Qts:    8.52 - Before Additional Infusions
    Total Water Gal:    2.13 - Before Additional Infusions
    
    Tun Thermal Mass:   0.22
    Grain Temp:        68.00 F
    
    Step   Rest   Start   Stop  Heat     Infuse   Infuse  Infuse
    Step Name            Time   Time   Temp    Temp  Type     Temp     Amount  Ratio
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Glucan/Enzyme Prep     2     15    113     113   Infuse   129        8.52   0.80
    Beta Amylase           3     10    127     127   Infuse   201        2.02   0.99
    Alpha Amylase          5     45    146     146   Infuse   173        8.92   1.82
    foo                    5     30    152     152   Decoc    212        2.12   1.34 (Decoc Thickness)
    Mashout               10     15    172     172   Decoc    210        8.00   1.50 (Decoc Thickness)
    
    Total Water Qts:           19.45 - After Additional Infusions
    Total Water Gal:            4.86 - After Additional Infusions
    Total Mash Volume Gal:      5.72 - After Additional Infusions
    

  • First runnings @ 11.6°B

  • Run off after plate chiller very cloudy

  • Collected 5.5 gal @ 12.3°B (1.048) into fermenter. No starter, pitched two smack-packs after 60s O₂

Fermentation Notes

  • Fermented at 64F
  • +16hrs scraped foam from primary
  • +18hrs foam through blow off, really hammering along

  • Tues night: most airlock activity stopped

  • 2010-06-23 – FG 1.012. ADF 78.4%, bumped to 68F to ensure finished.

  • 2010-07-09 Bottled, still 1.012. Added 202g Corn Sugar for 3.5 volumes CO₂.

Tasting Notes

  • To Follow I brewed this extract kit beer as the first beer on the new system. I wanted something extract based to limit the amount of new equipment to get used to…and to get some damn beer on tap! With winter and construction, medical it had been 6 months since I brewed last. Thankfully the kegs of Helles and Dunkel held out until very nearly the end.

This was one of the special Northern Brewer kits. Links to their legacy site recipe and PDF. I added cane sugar to make sure it dried out.

Anyways, prescription here we go…

Recipe


Twisted Enkel Blonde

Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (Gal):         6.00    Wort Size (Gal):    6.00
Total Extract (Lbs):      6.85
Anticipated OG:         1.0431    Plato:            10.735
Anticipated SRM:           4.0
Anticipated IBU:          21.5
Wort Boil Time:             60    Minutes

Grain/Extract/Sugar

%     Amount     Name                          Origin        Potential SRM
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45.3     3.10 lbs. Northern Brewer Pilsen LME                   1.0360      2
29.2     2.00 lbs. Briess DME- Pilsen            America        1.0430      2
3.6     0.25 lbs. Biscuit Malt                  Great Britain  1.0350     35
10.9     0.75 lbs. CaraPilsner                   France         1.0350      8
10.9     0.75 lbs. Cane Sugar                    Generic        1.0462      0

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.

Hops

Amount     Name                              Form    Alpha  IBU  Boil Time
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28.34 g.     Hallertau Hersbrucker             Pellet   2.80  11.5  60 min.
17.00 g.     Czech Saaz                        Pellet   3.56   8.8  60 min.
14.00 g.     Czech Saaz                        Pellet   3.56   1.2  5 min.

Extras

Amount      Name                           Type      Time
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1.00 Unit(s)Whirfloc Tablet                Fining    10 Min.(boil)
0.50 Tsp    Yeast Nutrient                 Other     10 Min.(boil)

Yeast
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WYeast 3864 Canadian/Belgian ale (Wyeast Private Collection Strain)

Brew Day Notes

  • Brewed 2010-05-31
  • Brew day was a breeze – really no major problems with all new equipment.
  • DME left out until last 15min – no need to boil it all again.
  • Forgot to add whirfloc. This is what happens when you get lazy.
  • Collected 5.5gal at 11.2°B (1.044), allergy pitched yeast at 68F on 60s O2.

Fermentation Notes

  • Fermented at 67F
  • 2010-06-07 @ 6°B
  • 2010-06-09 @ 5.5°B
  • 2010-06-13 @ 5.5°B (1.008), ADF 80.8%, 4.72% ABV
  • 2010-06-17: kegged at 19PSI and 42F for 3.0 vol CO2.

Tasting Notes

  • 2010-07-19: First Tasting
  • 2010-07-24: Keg kicked during a fun night of friends and fire pit. All agreed it was pretty darn good, too bad the yeast is out of stock now. I might try this one again with one of the other Belgian yeasts.
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