Periodically, I will post copies of documentation for formal projects. Scroll to the bottom for the latest updates. (As of 12/12/16) I am woefully behind on posting recipes and documents! Sorry!)
Weizenbock. Here is the all-grain recipe for my award winning weizenbock. This one takes quite a while from brew day until it is ready for consumption. I used a single-infusion mash at 157 degrees for one hour and sparged at 170 degrees.
Weissbier. This is the documentation for a Bavarian Weissbier that I wrote for a Queen’s Prize project a few years ago. This was my favorite weissbier recipe until I began all-grain brewing. I occasionally change the yeast to get a different profile of those wonderful esters and phenols that make weissbiers so delicious! Here is the all-grain version that I like the best, although I do occasionally tweak recipes.
Nocino. I’ve been writing about nocino lately, so I thought it would be a good time to post some documentation from a Royal Brewer’s Competition in 2014. I also wrote a series of posts on the “Science of Nocino.” The documentation for a Kingdom Arts & Sciences project also exists. I will post a copy here soon.
Sage-Ginger Mead. This is the documentation for one of my favorite meads. I am sad to say that I used my last bottle of this for the Royal Brewer’s competition in 2014 at Lilies War. I would love to have more. I guess I better get my butt in gear and crank out some more.
Mild Ale or Small Ale/Beer. I need to work on this documentation a bit more. I love the concept of small ales, what we might call session beer today. Just because a beer has a low ABV it doesn’t have to lack in flavor and character. The recipe contained in this file is good, but a slightly tweaked version that I will post sometime in the near future is even better. Upgraded documentation for a Mild/Small ale should be posted soon. I submitted an updated version as one of my Royal Brewer entries at the 2016 Calontir Royal Brewer Competition.
Transition from Ale to Lager Yeast. Blog posts related to this interest have been previously posted. Here is a copy of documentation related to an initial foray into this topic from the Royal Brewer Competition in 2013. I have also uploaded a copy of a research paper based on these blog posts on 2/11/16. This paper is to be submitted for Calontir Kingdom A&S in April, 2016.
Roggenlager. This recipe is for a roggenbier, which is typically fermented as an ale, but in this case I lagered it. I mashed the grain at 154F for 60 minutes and then sparged at 170F. I fermented it at 55F with Wyeast Bohemian Lager yeast. It was in primary for 2 weeks. After a 3-day diacetyl rest at about 68F, I lagered it at about 38F for 60 days. It yielded a brew with a lot of the nice spicy notes of a rye beer, but enhanced crispness, maltiness of a lager. I called it a success! 🙂
Irish Red. My SCA friends William Douglas and Lucia Vatavia asked me to provide beer for 2014 Valor. There was an Irish Pub night, so one of the brews needed to at least have “Irish” in its name. I brewed an Irish Red. Actually, I brewed two versions; one that was a straight Irish Red ale (using Safale S-04) and the other that was an ale-lager hybrid (using both ale and lager yeasts). Both were brewed exactly the same way (156F mash for 60min and sparged at 170F). The ale was in primary for 2 weeks then in secondary for two weeks. I pitched both ale and lager yeasts into the hybrid and fermented 1 week at 68F, then at 55 for another week followed by a short diacetyl rest. It was lagered at 38F for 60 days before kegging. I really liked the hybrid and that was the version I took to Valor. Reviews were quite good.