Monday, November 5, 2007

E's (Oatmeal) Fucking Stout (EFS) 11-3-07 and Re-Pitching Yeast

On November 3, 2007 we brewed a batch of Oatmeal Stout. In addition, we re-pitched the yeast (1056) from a Brown Ale that we made the week before. That same yeast was also used in the Pale Ale that you can see us drinking, in the videos posted, since October 20th. The Pale Ale was brewed the week prior to the Brown. As you can tell, we have been very busy boys. This series of videos, "wobbly" as they may be, documents the process of back to back batches of beer. One after the other. The first video is the addition of the grain (for the EFS) to the mash tank.


The grain bill goes as follows:

25 lbs. Briess 2 Row Pale Malt
3 lbs. Flaked Oats
3 lbs. Crystal 60 L
1.5 lbs. Chocolate Malt
1.5 lbs. Roasted Barley

Total Grain: 34 lbs.


Mash recirculation. The damn thing kept getting plugged with grain. Not sure why. That never happens. Oh well. It's still gonna be a great stout.


While we are mashing out, we are pulling yeast off of the bottom of a previous batch of beer. It is a brown ale. This is the 3rd time we have used this yeast.


Here I am putting the brown ale into glass carboys (I do a secondary fermentation in glass to free up the primary fermenter) after I removed the yeast for re-pitching into the stout.


Filling the carboys with brown ale! But, I must inform you all that this is not water! E was too drunk to commentate this video properly. Drunk Fucker!


This is the sparge process. I have a 20 gallon sparge tank and this shower head type sparge ring. We are sparging at 170 degrees. This works real well.


We are cleaning the fermenter to get it ready for the oatmeal stout.


The brew pot is full, the grain is spent and so are we.


Let the boil begin! The chinook (12.9 alpha acid) hops smelled great! Watch this thing boil.


If you have ever boiled over on your stove top, you ain't seen nothin' yet! I have done it twice. Both times I lost more wort than most of you have ever brewed in a single session. It makes a hell of a mess. Good thing my brewery is all contained. I just bust out the hose and wash it down the floor drain. Kinda sucks loosing 5 gallons of wort.


In go the aroma hops. Cascades (5.0 alpha acid) and some Irish moss. Notice the pale ale setting on top the fermenter. Mmmmmmmm. We is toasted!


The boil is done and the fun begins! If you don't have a wort chiller (or you have a sucky one), you gotta see the next clip.


This is how you go about spilling a 1/2 gallon of wort on the floor. The next take went better and we appear less intoxicated.


Just kickin' back and chillin'! The wort that is.


I'm not going to waste my time turning this video upright just because E thinks he is some kind of fancy schmantzy videographer. Turn the fucking camera the right way next time E!


I like the way E pitches the yeast but, I can't believe he drank some of it. Watch that goofy fucker at the end. I think he took a swig!

Well, thats it. Homebrew, Freak Brother Style! I hope you enjoyed the videos. Please leave your comments and insults. We look forward to showing you what can be accomplish even if you are an alcoholic. He He!

Cheers!

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