Yeast Starter

St Patrick please bless this beer! Making a Yeast Starter for my Hazy IPA tomorrow. I am using the wyeast London ale III 1318 yeast for this batch. I will let the starter go for about 24 hours and then pitch tomorrow.

 

Below is another animation of the stir plate about 10 hours after creating the yeast starter.  If you are seeing foam at the top of your starter at this point that is a great sign.  I usually turn off the plate for about 30 minutes just to check for signs of life.  If you are seeing bubbles and foam it means your yeast is alive, active and healthy.  If after 10 hours on a stir plate, at a reasonable temperature (62F-75F for an ale) and you are not seeing any bubbles, I would consider getting new yeast as it is either dead or not to the point it needs to be to ferment.  Keep in mind that yeast has a shelf life, and that it is a living organism that requires certain conditions to stay alive.  Living in Southern California, I am very cautious about ordering yeast online because there have been about 5 separate occasions where my yeast was destroyed in transit because of heat.  If you ever receive a bloated yeast packet, always do a starter just to insure that it is still viable before pitching.  If I am going to order yeast online, I try to make sure that the regional weather will be moderate. One other thing, while on the stir plate, I keep my flask wrapped in a towel during the daytime to help prevent in oxidization impact on the yeast from the sun light.

 

Homebrewing Yeast Starter and Magnetic Stir Plate

Homebrewing Yeast Starter and Magnetic Stir Plate

 

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Getting ready for the next batch of homebrew.

Getting ready for the next batch of Homebrew. Cleaned up the Brewing rig and made a small modification to the controller changing out one of the buttons and heading in to the back to ensure that the electronics do not get too hot.

Next step is brewing up a batch. I’m going to try my first attempt at a Vermont Style cloudy IPA. I will be sure to post the recipe if it works out.

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Coal Miner’s Hands – Robust Porter All Grain Home Brewing Recipe

Robust Vanilla Porter Homebrewing Recipe Beer Animated Gif

Robust Vanilla Porter Homebrewing Recipe Beer Animated Gif

Coal Miners Hands Robust Porter Recipe

I just finished this porter up and I love it.  Typically I am hyper critical of my beers, always finding the smallest of imperfections. This is one of those times where I have no complaints, well aside from maybe brewing another 5 gallons with no vanilla added.  Here is the recipe if anyone is looking to brew it!

Home Brewing Recipe Type: All Grain
Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Boil Size: 8.51 gal
Boil Time: 60 min
End of Boil Vol: 6.51 gal
Fermentation: Ale Single Stage
Est Mash Efficiency: 73 %
Estimated ABV 6.9%

Mash

Mash Ingredients
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
11 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 3 78.7 %
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt – 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 4 6.6 %
1 lbs Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 5 6.6 %
6.0 oz Black (Patent) Malt (500.0 SRM) Grain 6 3.3 %
8.0 oz Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 7 3.3 %
4.0 oz Chocolate Wheat Malt (400.0 SRM) Grain 8 1.6 %
Mash Steps
Name Description Step Temperature Step Time
Mash In 152.0 F 60 min
Mash Out 169.0 F 10 min
  • Sparge with 2.91 gal water at 169.0 F
  • Add water to achieve boil volume of 8.51 gal
  • Estimated pre-boil gravity is 1.046 SG
Boil Ingredients
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
0.75 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] – Boil 60.0 min Hop 9 32.9 IBUs
2.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] – Boil 15.0 min Hop 10 17.1 IBUs
1.00 Items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 5.0 mins) Fining 11
  • Estimated Post Boil Vol: 6.51 gal and Est Post Boil Gravity: 1.063 SG

Cool and Transfer Wort

  • Cool wort to fermentation temperature
  • Transfer wort to fermenter
  • Add water if needed to achieve final volume of 5.50 gal

Yeast

Fermentation Ingredients
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
1.0 pkg American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056) Starter Yeast 12

Post Fermentation

Add (1) medium toast American oak stick, 6 oz’s of cacao nibs and 1 scrapped – cleaned vanilla bean once fermentation has completed. Leave in contact with beer for 7-10 days. Taste and age longer if additional oak or vanilla flavor is desired. This final step is not required as it is an incredible beer with out the vanilla, oak or cacao.  The inspiration for this homebrew all grain robust porter recipe was Jamil Zainasheff’s Heretic Shallow Grave Porter which is available at MoreBeer.  I just made a few tweaks to the recipe to make it more to my liking.

Coal Miner’s hands vanilla porter Homebrew

The latest batch of Homebrew is all finished up. Poured out several pints of coal miner’s hands last night. Some friends and I brewed up this robust vanilla porter and it was enjoyed by all. It is always nice changing people’s impression about what a Porter or Stout taste like if they are new to craft beer. It seems like people often don’t give dark beers a chance because of preconceptions. For me Porters and Stouts are a couple of my favorite styles of beer. In my opinion the batch came out great and I will do my best to get the recipe posted here in a couple of days for anyone who is interested.

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