Beer Brewing Records

Batch No. Beer
Type
Date
Brewed
Batch
Size
Hydrometer
Reading
Date
Temp. Specific
Gravity
Balling Potential
Alcohol
Estimated
Alchol
Content
Rating
(1-10)
Yield Comments
1 Brew & Grow Novice Dark January 2001 5 Gal. ?

?
68 F

?
1.055

1.020
12.5

6.5
7%

2.75%
4.25% 7 ? A good first attempt. Decent dark beer, some yeast taste. Needs more fizz. Enjoyable.
All Gone :(
2 Brew & Grow Weisenheimer Wheat March 2001 5 Gal. ? 60 F 1.019 4.5 2% ? 5 ? A mediocre beer, not the best tasting. Ok.
All Gone :(
3 Cooper's Lager May 2001? 5 Gal. ? ? 1.010 2.5 1% ? 7 ? A good "lighter" style beer, not hard to make. Anita likes this one.
All Gone :(
4 Edme London Porter 08/06/2001 30 Pints 08/10/2001

08/15/2001
?

?
1.035

1.011
9.0

2.5
4.4%

1%
Unknown 8 ? Opened first bottle little too early, but after waiting longer, the beer had a very good dark taste. A lot like my first batch.
All Gone :(
5 Muntons American Beer 08/15/2001 6 Gal. 08/15/2001
08/19/2001
08/23/01
75 F
70 F
68 F
1.030 (1.032 adjusted)
1.011 (1.012 adjusted)
1.005 (1.006 adjusted)
8
3
1.2
4%
1.5%
0.5
3.5% 9 18 22oz., 24 12 oz. bottles To make a lighter 3/2 type beer, 1/2 the sugar was added in the fermentation stages. Seemed to take longer to ferment than anticiapted. Lots of bubbles when taking hydrometer readings.
Opened 8/31/01. A good light beer with a decent taste. Still needs to sit for a while though.
All Gone :(
6 Brew & Grow's You Name it Doppelbock 09/17/2001 4-5 Gal. 09/18/2001 70 F 1.092 (1.094 adjusted) 23 12.33% ?? 6 ??? Brewed 9/17, pitched yeast 9/18. Good smelling wort, strained before adding to fermenter to capture hops
Pretty good taste, lost my records for final specific gravity (I think it was 1.060...) and number of bottles brewed... Er....
11/20 - One of the bottles broke, beer all over the storage room. Not sure why.... Dark beers still have too much of a yeasty aftertaste to really enjoy, need to fix that.
This beer hasn't improved as much as I'd hoped... (08/02/02)
All Gone :(
N/A Root Beer 02/??/2002 3 Gal. N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A ??? Non-alcoholic, made with root beer extract. Tastes Great but little to no bubbles. Good with ice cream.
7 Munton's Dark 02/07/2002 5 Gal. 02/07/2002
03/14/2002
60 F
60 F
1.044
1.017
11
4.5
6 %
2.25 %
3.75 % 9 32 small (12 oz), 8 large (22 oz) bottles First "Beginner" recipe. Two can's of Munton Dark Malt Extract and water. Smells great.
This is my new favorite homebrew (07/01/02)
I thought I was out of this, but I found a few more bottles! Yeah! (12/05/02)
All Gone :(
8 Maple Sap Beer 02/29/2002 5 Gal. 02/29/2002
03/14/2002
60 F
60 F
1.065
1.019
16
5
8.5 %
2.5 %
6 % 8 33 12 oz, 7 22 oz bottles Made by using maple sap instead of water. Should have a high alcohol content. Recipe can be found on http//trutwins.homeip.net/recipes/
(3/14) Tastes/Smells pretty good, interesting aftertaste, should turn out well.
bottled 04/25/2002, seems like a good brew.
First bottle opened 7/29/02, pretty good stuff
All Gone :(
9 Brew & Grow's Rise & Shine Oatmeal Stout 06/14/02 5 Gal. 06/14/02
07/29/02
70 F
70 F
1.043
1.016
11
4
5.5 %
2 %
3.5 % TBD 23 12 oz, 12 22 oz bottles Finally brewed this! Used two yeast packets. Lots of initial blow off. After adding hops, had a nasty, messy boil over. (07/01/02)
Bottled 07/29/02.
All Gone :(
10 Red Hook ESB (Extra Special Bitter) Clonebrew 11/23/02 5 Gal. 11/23/02
12/01/02
12/10/02
70 F
65 F
65 F
1.066
1.022
1.020
17
6
5
9%
3%
2.66%
6.33% 10 37 12 oz, 1 22 oz bottles This is my first attempt at cloning a popular beer. This is also considered an advanced brew, a step-mash made solely from water, grain and hops, no malt extracts. Grain mill and lauter tun sparging equipment came in very handy as well as 7.5 gallon brew pot. Temperature control was a bit of an adventure, stirring is important if a burner is on! It takes almost 30 minutes to boil 1.25 gallons of water! Sparging system needs a weight to hold filter in place. Didn't bother straining the hops out, got tired, will strain when transfer to secondary. Little concerned about lack of yeast activity after 1 day. (11/23/02)
Wow! By calculation on the first hydrometer reading, this beer is 6% alcohol! Guess that yeast was working afterall. Very hoppy taste, surprise, surprise. Should be ready to bottle soon. (12/05/02)
Ready for bottling. Has a nice brown/red color. (12/10/02)
Racked again. Ready to bottle (12/15/02)
Bottled sometime around X-mas. Great beer! Everyone who's tried it loves it. Almost gone already (1/23/03)
11 Amaezing Pale Ale (as found in The New Joy of Homebrewing) 01/18/03 5 Gal. 01/18/03
1/29/03
70 F
70
1.044
1.020
11
5
6 %
2.5%
3.3 % 8.5 1 5 Liter keg, 17 12 oz bottles This all-grain brew seems to be going well. Had a long period of time before boiling while I tried to fix the sink. Actually sparged correctly this time. Added some of my dad's homegrown hops for aroma. Charlie Papazian says: "Relax, Have a Homebrew!", but watch out for "Relax, Have 7 homebrews" while brewing.... Used two yeast packages.
Note to self: Do NOT stick head in primary fermentor and take large sniff! Smells odd, but tastes really good. Has a darker color than the IPA (1/30/03)
Oops! Had to throw away beer for the first time as I accidentally added B-Brite to my keg instead of corn sugar! First attempt at kegging, seems good so far! Bottled on 2/10/03
12 India Pale Ale (Northwestern Brewing kit) 01/18/03 5 Gal. 01/18/03
1/28/03
70 F
70 F
1.040
1.020
10
5
5 %
2.5 %
2.5 % 8 1 5 Liter keg, 13 12 oz, 12 22 oz bottles Brewed two this day! Quite a lot of work, this also had a long time in the pot before boilin while I fixed the stupid sink. Added some of my dad's homegrown hops for aroma.
Note to self: Do NOT stick head in primary fermentor and take large sniff! (Why did I do it again after smelling the APA?) It's interesting how these two batches (11 and 12) are very similar except in color, this one's much lighter. This brew is slightly smoother too.
Beer seemed to turn darker in color. Bottled 2/10/03
13 Imperial Stout 09/18/03 5 Gal.               4 Been awhile! Needed to get rid of some darker grains so I went to Semplex and asked for a recipe that would accomplish this, this is the result. Lots of blowoff the second day. Forgot to take a hydrometer reading. Getting old...
This is my first dump, it was horrible. Oh well.
14 Ballpark Red Unknown 5 Gal. 05/09/04 70 F 1.016 4 2 % ? 7 2 5 liter kegs, 18 12 oz bottles Made with dad's maple sap water. Turned out pretty good - used recipe from a brew mag, pretty simple. Could use more head. Of course I lost my original hydrometer reading....

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