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French Toast American Brown Ale – Anvil Foundry – Grain to Glass – Part 2 of 2


French Toast American Brown Ale – Anvil Foundry – Grain to Glass – Part 2 of 2 First we had to choose the right beer style and I felt Brown ale was the perfect fit for a French Toast Ale.

Also as promised:
Simple Home Brewing https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJzDFVD7OPyknYoiy2jcA4A
Dry In July Day 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mz7pFufcsi4
Dry In July Site https://www.dryjuly.com/users/pierre-verhulsdonk

Yes we are using Amoretti French Toast natural flavoring but honestly I felt the best way to really enhance both the flavor and for the brew to be enjoyable and not a sugar bomb was to give it the best possible foundation and to ferment on the dry side as it will be slightly back sweetened when we add the Amoretti French Toast natural flavoring.

I focused on nice malty flavors like biscuit, toffee, caramel, and the mouth feel as we want it to be a little creamy and lactose is perfect for that but too much can make it taste overly sweet. To keep with that mouth feel and the flavors we were going for while reducing the sweetness we went with 1 lb of golden naked oats.

Recipe for a 5.25 gallon batch for the French Toast American Brown Ale
6 lbs 2 oz – Maris Otter malt
1 lb 8 oz – Munich I malt
1 lb – Golden Naked Oats
13.5 oz – CaraBrown malt
12 oz – Biscuit malt
11.5 oz – British Dark Crystal Malt I (85 SRM)
8 oz – Honey Malt 0.65 – Magnum (12% A) – 60 minute addition
8 oz – Lactose (last 5 minutes)
Omega Yeast OYL-501 Gulo
Amoretti French Toast will be added after the beer has been kegged and chilled to avoid additional fermentation. We’ve done this twice now and had amazing successes without issues.

72% BH Efficiency – OG 1.061
Estimated FG – 1.012

Natural French Toast Artisan Flavor
https://amoretti.com/products/french-toast-artisan-flavor

Ultimately we only used 1/2 the bottle, 4 oz by weight and I must say this isn’t going to last as I know most of the people I work with will be dying for a bottle or 2 of this. It is perfect in regards to a French Toast ale as it is very drinkable and almost sessionable without a lot of sweetness.

French Toast Brown Ale by Bitter Reality Brewing.

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Chocolate Bock – Simple Brew Day for Beginners – Super Easy – Part 1 of 2


Chocolate Bock – Simple Brew Day for Beginners – Super Easy – Part 1 of 2

I made this to show the first time brewer just how easy a brew day can be with very little equipment purchases. This was very inexpensive and the tools needed are inexpensive too.

What was actually needed to make this all extract Bock Beer?
Bock Extract with corn sugar and priming sugar for bottling
https://www.homebrewing.org/Muntons-B…
A couple decent sized pots (source of heat of course) Or one large pot like this
https://www.homebrewing.org/8-Gallon-…
Large Spoon or a nice paddle like this
https://www.homebrewing.org/24-Plasti…
Accurate Thermometer
https://www.homebrewing.org/Lab-Therm…
6 Gallon Carboy with either a rubber stopper or carboy cap and airlock/bubbler

https://www.homebrewing.org/6-Gallon-… https://www.homebrewing.org/Orange-Un… https://www.homebrewing.org/3-Piece-A…
Auto-siphon with tubing and bottler wand
https://amzn.to/3fW53gp
About 50 empty and sterile 12 oz beer bottles for bottling 50 Bottle Caps (cheap)
https://www.homebrewing.org/Cold-Acti…
Bottle capper (inexpensive)
https://www.homebrewing.org/Red-Rocke…
Nice things to have beyond this: Great Hydrometer kit
https://amzn.to/31ecJ9x
Hop socks and some pre-milled specialty grains if you want to modify the flavor a bit like I did with the chocolate malts. Funnel with filter
https://www.homebrewing.org/10-Funnel…
Bottling Bucket
https://www.homebrewing.org/65-Gallon…

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In the Flesh – Apricot Saison – Grain to Glass – 2 of 2

This is an Apricot Saison Final Tasting using Vintner’s Apricot Puree and Amoretti Apricot additions. In the flesh is what we are calling it which is the name of a song from Blondie the band as Apricots are very fleshy and this is In The Flesh. 3rd Brew on our Anvil Foundry 10.5 gallon setup with the pump kit with Jaded Brewing a Scylla chiller. It came out amazing and the Amoretti really helped bring out the flavors while keeping the floral aromas and flavors under control.

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In the Flesh – Apricot Saison – Grain to Glass – 1 of 2

This is an Apricot Saison using Vintner’s Apricot Puree and Amoretti Apricot additions. In the flesh is what we are calling it which is the name of a song from Blondie the band as Apricots are very fleshy and this is In The Flesh
3rd Brew on our Anvil Foundry 10.5 gallon setup with the pump kit with Jaded Brewing a Scylla chiller.

Our Recipe for the In the Flesh Apricot Saison 5 Gallon batch
(5.25 gallons collected to account for loss) – 19 Liters
6.5 lbs Golden Promise Pale Ale Malt ( Kilograms)
1 lb of Wheat Malt (.46 Kilograms)
12 oz of Munich Malt (.35 Kilograms)
8 oz Rye Malt (.23 Kilograms)
4 oz Caramunich I (.12 Kilograms)
10 minute additions:
2 oz Calista (3.2% Alpha) (28.3 grams)
1 oz Exp 7270 (16.6% Alpha) (28.3 grams)
 Added 1 heaping tsp of Wyeast Yeast Nutrient
Added 4 oz cooled wort with 1/4 tsp of Super Moss HB Pitched
White Labs 568 Saison Yeast and fermented for 2 weeks at 68F
(Fully fermented out within less than 48 hours.)
Added Vintner’s Apricot 49 oz after 48 hours of fermentation.

Equipment I used to brew this batch of beer:
Equipment I used to brew this batch of beer:
Anvil Foundry 10.5 Gallon All-in-One brewing system with recirculation pump kit
Awesome propane burner – Great quality. 
Five Star Super Moss HB
Wyeast Yeast Nutrient
Gelatin – cheap bulk for clarifying
Hop filter for brewing
Glass Carboy
Plastic Carboy for measuring
Tilt Hydrometer during fermentation
Best Hydrometer I’ve ever used and a great company
Hop filter for dry hopping
Air pumping to help add oxygen to your wort
Apricot Amoretti
Jaded Brewing Scylla 

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Pineapple Rye Pale Ale using Amoretti Pineapple and a new Jaded Brewing Scylla chiller – Part 2 of 2

We’re calling this one “Island of Lost Souls – Pineapple Rye Pale Ale” Island of Lost Souls is based on the song by Blondie my favorite band. Ultimately we added 4 ounces by weight of Amoretti Artisan Pineapple Natural Flavoring.

2nd Brew on our Anvil Foundry 10.5 gallon setup with the pump kit also I recently purchased from Jaded Brewing a Scylla chiller.

Our Recipe for the Island of Lost Souls Pineapple Rye Pale Ale 5 Gallon batch (5.25 gallons collected to account for loss) – 19 Liters
7.5 lbs Golden Promise Pale Ale Malt ( Kilograms)
8 oz Rye Malt (.23 Kilograms)
8 oz Crystal 20L (.23 Kilograms)
8 oz Cara Pils (.23 Kilograms)
1 oz Citra Whole Leaf (14.3% Alpha) (28.3 grams) at 90 mins
1 oz El Dorado (12.5% Alpha) (28.3 grams) at 5 mins
10 minute additions:
Added 1 heaping tsp of Wyeast Yeast Nutrient
Added 4 oz cooled wort with 1/4 tsp of Super Moss HB Pitched
Omega OYL-200 Tropical IPA Yeast and fermented for 2 weeks at 68F
(Fully fermented out within less than 48 hours.)
Dry hop for 7 days
1 oz Kohatu (8.1% Alpha) (28.3 grams)
1 oz Danali (15.5% Alpha) (28.3 grams)

Equipment I used to brew this batch of beer:
Anvil Foundry 10.5 Gallon All-in-One brewing system with recirculation pump kit
Awesome propane burner – Great quality. 
Five Star Super Moss HB
Wyeast Yeast Nutrient
Gelatin – cheap bulk for clarifying
Hop filter for brewing
Glass Carboy
Plastic Carboy for measuring
Tilt Hydrometer during fermentation
Best Hydrometer I’ve ever used and a great company
Hop filter for dry hopping
Air pumping to help add oxygen to your wort
Pineapple Amoretti
Jaded Brewing Scylla Chiller 

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