Thursday, December 13, 2012

Hot Break

Aloha, thanks for checking in.

Things are as they always are. We have mead clearing and beer fermenting.... Actually, I guess the beer is clearing too.

Hot Break
The Mr. Beer kit seemed to ferment out very quickly, and is beginning to clear. I guess it doesn’t take long for yeast to chew through 2 gallons of 1.030 wort!

During the boil we did see a pretty good “Hot Break” where the proteins in the liquid malt began to coagulate and clump together, which of course will help the finished product clear a bit faster. It has been a long time since I’ve brewed with extract, and I didn’t remember it doing that, but I’m glad it did.

Some of the suggestions that I’ve had for what to brew next in the little brown keg.... Is for a Russian Imperial Stout and one of my friends asked for a Caribbean Stout that I brewed last year on “Teach a friend to brew day.”

I think the Caribbean stout is a better option, although I’ve not given up on the idea of an RIS!

Have a great rest of the week and I will see you on Saturday!


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