All grain beer brewing is easier than you may think
February 2021
M T W T F S S
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728

grain to glass

Pliny the Elder Clone – Anvil Foundry – Grain to Glass – Part 2 of 2

The most amazing beers I’ve ever brewed as it came out awesome!!! This was brewed on an Anvil Foundry 10.5 Gallon with pump as the first beer brewed on this new system after I received it. Pliny the Elder (clone) came out at 8.7% abv (OG 1.071 FG 1.006) with a theoretical IBU of 204.4

Pliny the Elder (recipe that we brewed)
8.7% abv at 64% efficiency – 204.4 IBU – 8.1 SRM – 1.017 OG – 1.006 FG
5 Gallon batch (5.15 gallons collected to account for loss) – 19 Liters
12.75 lbs American 2 Row (5.78 Kilograms)
12 oz Cara Pils (.34 Kilograms)
8 oz Crystal 40L (.23 Kilograms)
1 lb Dextrose/Corn Sugar (.45 Kilograms) (added last 10 minutes)
2 oz Citra Whole Leaf (14.3% Alpha) (56.7 grams) at 90 mins
2 oz Magnum (11.6% Alpha) (56.7 grams) at 90 mins
1 oz Simcoe (12.9% Alpha) (28.3 grams) at 30 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
1 oz Columbus (14.9% Alpha) (28.3 grams) at 5 mins
Steep/Whirlpool hop additions for 10 minutes at 160 F
1 oz Simcoe (12.9% Alpha) (28.3 grams)
2 oz Centennial (9.3% Alpha) (56.7 grams)
Pitched Mangrove Jack’s West Coast M44 dry yeast at 78F and fermented for 2 weeks at 68F
Dry hop for 7 days
1 oz Simcoe (12.9% Alpha) (28.3 grams)
1 oz Simcoe (12.9% Alpha) (28.3 grams)
3 oz Columbus (14.9% Alpha) (85 grams)

Anvil Foundry 10.5 Gallon All-in-one brewing system with recirculation pump kit
Pliny the Elder kit (we added 2 oz of Citra)

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Pliny the Elder Clone – Anvil Foundry – Grain to Glass – Brewed during a flash flood Part 1 of 2

The most amazing beers I’ve ever brewed as it came out awesome!!! This was brewed on an Anvil Foundry 10.5 Gallon with pump as the first beer brewed on this new system after I received it. Pliny the Elder (clone) came out at 8.7% abv (OG 1.071 FG 1.006) with a theoretical IBU of 204.4

Pliny the Elder (recipe that we brewed)
8.7% abv at 64% efficiency – 204.4 IBU – 8.1 SRM – 1.017 OG – 1.006 FG
5 Gallon batch (5.15 gallons collected to account for loss) – 19 Liters
12.75 lbs American 2 Row (5.78 Kilograms)
12 oz Cara Pils (.34 Kilograms)
8 oz Crystal 40L (.23 Kilograms)
1 lb Dextrose/Corn Sugar (.45 Kilograms) (added last 10 minutes)
2 oz Citra Whole Leaf (14.3% Alpha) (56.7 grams) at 90 mins
2 oz Magnum (11.6% Alpha) (56.7 grams) at 90 mins
1 oz Simcoe (12.9% Alpha) (28.3 grams) at 30 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
1 oz Columbus (14.9% Alpha) (28.3 grams) at 5 mins
Steep/Whirlpool hop additions for 10 minutes at 160 F
1 oz Simcoe (12.9% Alpha) (28.3 grams)
2 oz Centennial (9.3% Alpha) (56.7 grams)
Pitched Mangrove Jack’s West Coast M44 dry yeast at 78F and fermented for 2 weeks at 68F
Dry hop for 7 days
1 oz Simcoe (12.9% Alpha) (28.3 grams)
1 oz Simcoe (12.9% Alpha) (28.3 grams)
3 oz Columbus (14.9% Alpha) (85 grams)

Anvil Foundry 10.5 Gallon All-in-one brewing system with recirculation pump kit
Pliny the Elder kit (we added 2 oz of Citra)

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Altbier – Grain to Glass – Grainfather nightmare brew day

Altbier brew day grain to glass! Sadly this became the nightmare brew day with 2 Grainfathers that simply had multiple issues from scorching at extremely low temps and leaking pump (never leaked before). Why I will never use a Grainfather again and have already purchased the new Anvil all-in-one brew system. German Altbier is a very under represented beer that is an amazingly well balanced beer with a nice malty backbone and moderate hop flavor and aromas.

I love home brewing but the stress I’ve had with the 2 Grainfathers over the years just simply is unacceptable and I’ve decided to move on to simpler designs that have less issues due to technical difficulties. I don’t feel the Anvil is as refined or feature rich but it works and the low density heating system appears to be the new feature that all electric all-in-one systems will most likely be moving to in the near future. Plus the ability to move from 120 to 220 with a simple switch is awesome!

Alt 3 - Recipe
5 gallon batch (5.15 gallon to account for loss) - 2.268 Kilograms
5 lbs Pilsner malt - 2.268 Kilograms
2.5 lbs Munich Malt - 1.134 Kilograms
1/2 lb Cara-Pils - 227 grams
1/2 lb Victory Malt - 227 grams
6 oz Carawheat - 170 grams
6 oz chocolate rye - 170 grams
4 oz flaked wheat - 113.4 grams
1 oz Nugget (16.8% Alpha) - 28.35 grams at 30 mins
1 oz Strisslesalt (2.8% Alpha) - 28.35 grams - 10 min whirlpool for 10 minutes at 150 F (65.5 C)

Mash 122 F for 30 min (50 C)
Mash 150 F for 30 min (65.5 C)
Mash out 168 F for 10 min (75.5 C) 

Whitelabs - WLP 036 Dusseldorf Alt Yeast

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Hefeweizen – Grain to Glass brewed on a Grainfather – Part 2 of 2

Hefeweizen / Weissbier – Grain to Glass brewed on a Grainfather – Part 2 of 2 This was the last time my Grainfather actually worked without issues before deciding to replace it with an Anvil Foundry. I had to use up 3 lbs of Wheat extract I got for cheap during the holidays.

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Hefeweizen – Grain to Glass brewed on a Grainfather – Part 1 of 2

Hefeweizen / Weissbier – Grain to Glass brewed on a Grainfather – Part 1 of 2 This was the last time my Grainfather actually worked without issues before deciding to replace it with an Anvil Foundry. I had to use up 3 lbs of Wheat extract I got for cheap during the holidays.

Hefee Recipe: – 5.1 % abv – (1.052 OG (What I hit was OG of 1.049 with an FG of 1.010)) – 14.4 IBU

3 Lbs Wheat LME 2 3/4 lbs Pilsner
12 oz Cra-Pils
8 oz Carahell
6 oz Acid Malt
4 oz Honey Malt
1 oz Hallertauer Hops 3.8% alpha acid at 90 mins
Whitelabs WLP 300 Hefeweizen Ale yeast
0.8 tsp of Amylase to help the LME
0.5 tsp of Wyeast yeast nutrient

Mash steps (I treated it like real wheat so the 112 could be skipped and the 122 F if you don't like your beer as dry as I do but your abv might end up closer to 4.5%)
112 F for 20 mins
122 F for 20 mins
148 F for 20 mins
Mash out at 168 F for 10 mins
Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail