Get Your Anti-oxidants Buckwheat Beer

Get Your Anti-oxidants Buckwheat Beer
American Brown Ale
Type: All Grain Date: 12/6/2011
Batch Size (fermenter): 6.00 gal Brewer: Warren Place
Boil Size: 6.86 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: My Equipment
End of Boil Volume 6.24 gal Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Final Bottling Volume: 6.00 gal Est Mash Efficiency 75.0 %
Fermentation: Warren's Profile Taste Rating(out of 50): 0.0
Taste Notes: Malt syrup and dark honey aromas predominate, followed by a combination of walnut and pine tar aromas. Flavor is also faintly sweet initially but finishes dry with a crisp hop bitterness. Color is medium brown with tan head. Head and lacing is fleeting

Ingredients

Ingredients

Amt Name Type # %/IBU
9 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 66.7 %
1 lbs 8.0 oz Vienna Malt (4.0 SRM) Grain 2 11.1 %
8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SRM) Grain 3 3.7 %
8.0 oz Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 4 3.7 %
1.50 oz Northern Brewer [8.50 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 5 42.1 IBUs
1.0 pkg Pacman (WRP #015) [50.00 ml] Yeast 6 -
2 lbs Honey (1.0 SRM) Sugar 7 14.8 %

Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.063 SG Measured Original Gravity: 1.064 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.008 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.005 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 7.3 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 7.8 %
Bitterness: 42.1 IBUs Calories: 211.4 kcal/12oz
Est Color: 18.8 SRM  

Mash Profile

Mash Name: Temperature Mash, 1 Step, Light Body Total Grain Weight: 13 lbs 8.0 oz
Sparge Water: 4.65 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F Tun Temperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE Mash PH: 5.20

 

Mash Steps
Name Description Step Temperature Step Time
Saccharification Add 14.37 qt of water at 161.4 F 150.0 F 90 min
Mash Out Heat to 168.0 F over 10 min 168.0 F 10 min
Sparge Step: Fly sparge with 4.65 gal water at 168.0 F
Mash Notes: Temperature mash for use when mashing in a brew pot over a heat source such as the stove. Use heat to maintain desired temperature during the mash.

Carbonation and Storage

Carbonation Type: Bottle Volumes of CO2: 2.5
Pressure/Weight: 5.36 oz Carbonation Used: Bottle with 5.36 oz Corn Sugar
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 70.0 F Age for: 70.00 days
Fermentation: Warren's Profile Storage Temperature: 42.0 F

Notes

The inspiration for this beer was a recent study showing that buckwheat honey had more anti-oxidants than other honies. Since anti-oxidants have been promoted by the brewing industry, why not try and make a pleasing beer with more anti-oxidants?
Buckwheat honey was added at last 15 min of boil.
7.4 *B (calc 2.1 *P) on 8/5/04 and temp moved up to 66F.
2.5 gal to keg and bottled 3.5 gal w/ 2oz corn sugar.

 

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