Pumpkin Beer Sales Go Flat!

http://www.forbes.com/sites/taranurin/2016/09/19/is-pumpkin-beers-seasonal-creep-crawling-away-as-lifeless-sales-spook-some-brewers/#bfd0ba847658

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Hop Boiling Times in Minutes

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Clearing beer with gelatin

I’ve never really cared for cloudy/hazy beer. Oh sure, it still tastes good, but if given the choice between crystal clear beer and hazy, I’ll take clear every single time. Unless it’s a hefeweizen or a witbier, of course.

I’ve used Whirlfloc tabs and Irish moss for as long as I can remember. But even then I don’t always get the clarity I’m looking for. So recently I came across a post on Brulosophy about  using gelatin to clear your beer.

Basic steps:

  • Add 1 tsp of gelatin to 1 cup of cool water
  • Let it ‘bloom’ – whatever the hell that means (could take up to 30 minutes)
  • Heat in short bursts in microwave until clear (15 seconds at a time – do NOT boil)
  • Mixture should be about 120 to 150 degrees F (49 to 65 C)
  • Add to beer

Supposedly this works best with cold beer (cold crashing), but I may try it with room temperature beer in the secondary. Or maybe I’ll add it to the keg and then carbonate/cold crash.

Anyhow, here is a video of Don Osborn (looking hung over, as always) showing us how it’s done.

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Hardy’s and Hanson’s Kimberley Classic

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5 US gallons / 19 litres

9.0 lbs / 4.1 kg Halcyon (or Maris Otter)
8 oz / 230 g Crystal 60L

11 g Challenger @ 8% aa – 90 mins
8 g Northdown @ 9% aa – 90 mins
7 g Target @ 10% aa – 90 mins
28 g EKG @ 5% aa – 0 mins
21 g EKG @ 5% aa – dry hop

1 tsp Irish moss

Nottingham dry ale yeast

Mash @ 152 F for 60 mins

OG = 1.047
FG = 1.012
ABV = 4.5%
IBU = 31
SRM = 10

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Yeoman 1767 Strong Ale

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5 US gallons / 19 litres

9.5 lbs / 4.3 kg Maris Otter
11 oz / 310 g Crystal 60L

14 g Challenger @ 8.7% aa – 90 mins
21 g EKG @ 5% aa – 90 mins
21 g Bramling Cross @ 5% aa – 90 mins
28 g Fuggles @ 4.5% aa – 90 mins

1 tsp Irish moss

Nottingham dry ale yeast

Mash @ 152 F for 60 mins

OG = 1.050
FG = 1.012
ABV = 4.8%
IBU = 66
SRM = 11

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Merriman Old Fart

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5 US gallons / 19 litres

9 lbs / 4.1 kg Maris Otter
2.5 oz / 70 g Crystal 60L
2.5 oz / 70 g wheat malt
1.25 oz / 35 g chocolate malt
1.25 oz / 35 g roast barley

19 g Progress @ 6% aa – 60 mins
19 g Liberty @ 4% aa – 60 mins
19 g Progress @ 6% aa – 5 mins
19 g Liberty @ 4% aa – 5 mins

1 tsp Irish moss

Safale S-04

Mash @ 151 F for 90 mins

OG = 1.050
FG = 1.013
ABV = 4.9%
IBU = 32
SRM = 54

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Mole’s Brew 97

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5 US gallons / 19 litres

9.25 lbs / 4.2 kg Maris Otter
15 oz / 430 g Crystal 60L

35 g EKG @ 6% aa – 60 mins
28 g Bramling Cross @ 6% aa – 60 mins
28 g Fuggles @ 4.5% aa – 0 mins

1 tsp Irish moss

Nottingham dry ale yeast

Mash @ 154 F for 90 mins

OG = 1.050
FG = 1.012
ABV = 5.0%
IBU = 50
SRM = 13

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Banks & Taylor Shefford Old Strong

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6 US gallons / 23 litres

10.75 lbs / 4.87 kg Maris Otter
9 oz / 255 g Crystal 60L

45 g EKG @ 5% aa – 60 mins
55 g Fuggles @4.8% aa – 60 mins
20 g EKG @ 5% aa – 15 mins

1 tsp Irish moss

Safale S-04

Mash @ 151 F for 90 mins

OG = 1.050
FG = 1.012
ABV = 5.2%
IBU = 40
SRM = 11

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Banks & Taylor Shefford Pale Ale

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6 US gallons / 23 litres

8.9 lbs / 4.0 kg Maris Otter
11 oz / 325 g Crystal 60L
10 oz / 280 g wheat malt

41 g EKG @ 5% aa – 60 mins
41 g Fuggles @4.8% aa – 60 mins

1 tsp Irish moss

Windsor dry yeast

Mash @ 151 F for 90 mins

OG = 1.045
FG = 1.011
ABV = 4.6%
IBU = 36
SRM = 12

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Banks & Taylor Shefford Bitter

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6 US gallons / 23 litres

8.2 lbs / 3.7 kg Maris Otter
7 oz / 195 g Crystal 60L

60 g Challenger hops @ 8% aa – 60 mins
7 g EKG @ 5% aa – 15 mins
7 g Fuggles @4.8% aa – 15 mins

1 tsp Irish moss

Safale S-04

Mash @ 151 F for 90 mins

OG = 1.038
FG = 1.009
ABV = 3.8%
IBU = 40
SRM = 8

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