This is just a relatively small (3-gallon) test batch to get me back into the brewing mood, while I'm waiting for the Saaz hops to arrive for the 10-gallon batch of Rye Blonde Ale II I'll be brewing a week later. I kinda made this up from scratch — never even heard of anything even vaguely like it before. I wasn't sure whether to call it a porter or a stout, so I just flipped a coin.
I'm basically expecting this to either be disgusting or amazing. Either way, I'm excited to try something so bizarre.
Batch Size (Gal): 3.00 Total Grain (Lbs): 7.19 Anticipated OG: 1.054 Anticipated IBU: 27.8 Anticipated SRM: 25.4 ( ) ( ) ( ) Brew date: January 15, 2011 Original gravity: 1.054 Days in primary: 21 days Days in secondary: [none] Target final gravity: 1.013 Actual final gravity: 1.011 Bottling date: February 5, 2011 Target ABV: 5.5% Actual ABV: 5.7% Grain/Extract/Sugar % Amount Name Origin Potential SRM 34.8 2.50 lbs. Brewer's Malt (2-row) America 1.037 2 27.0 1.94 lbs. Rye Malt America 1.030 4 20.9 1.50 lbs. Dark Wheat Malt Germany 1.039 8 10.4 0.75 lbs. Rolled Oats (toasted) America 1.033 2 7.0 0.50 lbs. Chocolate Malt Belgium 1.030 325 Hops Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time 0.50 oz. Sorachi Ace Whole 7.60 27.8 60 min Yeast ~ 3 gallons: WLP051 California Ale V ~ 0.5 gallon: WYeast 1272 American Ale II (second generation)