New Brew Planning

Yippe! I’m brewing this weekend (weather, wife, and kids permitting)

GR410

Malt – Vienna

7.00

1.30

9.10

GR405

Malt – German Munich

1.00

1.45

1.45

GR390

Malt – White Wheat

1.00

1.35

1.35

GR590

Malt – Caravienne

1.00

1.55

1.55

GR593

Malt – Special B

1.00

1.55

1.55

Hhal2

Hop (Pellets) – Hallertauer (2 oz)

1.00

3.00

3.00

Hlib2

Hop (Pellets) – Liberty (2 oz)

1.00

2.25

2.25

WLP036

White Labs Yeast (Dusseldorf Alt)

1.00

5.50

5.50

FIN20

Clarifiers – Irish Moss (1oz)

1.00

1.35

1.35

Just saw on http://www.morebeer.com/ that my order has shipped. The grain bill and hops is for an Oktoberfest style beer, but the yeast is an Alt. I don’t have the facilities to lager an O’fest, so this is a compromise. With any luck I won’t be too far out of style, though.

I plan to go easy on the Special B, as it’s rather dark, probably about 1/4#, and about 1./2# of the Caravienne. The wheat is out of style, but it helps with head retention, and at 10% of the grain bill, shouldn’t change the flavor profile appreciably.

I’m planning a single decoction mash, to get that malty O’fest flavor.

I’ll probably start with the Liberty at 45 minutes, and the Hallertau at 30 and 15. Exact amounts depend on the %Alpha Acid on the hops, as I don’t want this to be very bitter. Just enough to give it some backbone.

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