Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Yule Against Perpetuities Brew Day

Well, I need to get back to this on a regular basis.  What better way to make my tenth comeback to the interwebs than with some brewing and bad puns?  My firm once again asked for a beer for their Christmas party and I obliged with another Christmas Ale.  This time I changed up the name of the beer to another bad law pun, mostly because I have no friends.  Or something like that.  For those unaware of my lame sense of humor, check here.  It is fairly similar to last year's recipe, except it turned out a little bigger.

The Yule Against Perpetuities

Batch size: 6.0 gallons
Original Gravity: 1.082
Final Gravity: 1.022
Boil Time: 60 minutes


18.5 lbs. English Maris Otter
0.75 lb. Crystal 80L
0.25 lb. Black Patent Malt


1.0 oz Horizon @ 60 minutes


1/2 broken up cinnamon stick @ 1 minute
1/3 tsp Ginger @ 1 minute
1/8 tsp Nutmeg @ 1 minute
1/8 tsp Allspice @ 1 minute
1/8 tsp Cinnamon @ 1 minute
1/8 tsp Cinnamon @ bottling

Wyeast 1028 London Ale

This time I remembered to keep a 90 minute boil, unlike my last effort, therefore helping to boost the final gravity in the process. As a result, the beer ended up bigger than last years, but that is alright with me, and seemed to be alright with the firm. Although I am still not as cool as this guy.