Well I am finally getting around to brew. Its been a while and I can’t wait to get those propane burners fired up. Last night I did most of my preparation to trim a little time off of what will surely be a late brew session. I weighed and crushed my grains, set out my mash tun and set out my two burners and hooked up the propane tanks. I also filled one pot with 8 gallons of water for my mash. So all I have to do when I get home after work will be to light the burner and wait for things to come to temp.
Tonight I am going to be doing two beers a Kolsch and an American IPA. As a Brew Dudes first, I am going to be using a technique that I have been experimenting with but I haven’t talked about much here yet. I am going to be only doing one very large mash, then pulling enough wort for both beers with the same grain base (also called the grist). I don’t have a catchy name for the technique yet, but I a sort of like Doubling Down Mashing. More on the specifics later, but for now if you follow this brew-log you get a glimpse of how its done.
I already posted my Kolsch recipe, I’ll be sure to get the IPA written up before my next update to this brew-log.
I’ll try and get some results up to the site tomorrow with some pictures of the session.