28 May 2005

posted by benjy edwards

I obtained a pound of Styrian Goldings hops so that we could brew a clone of Timothy Taylor’s Landlord.  Using Golden Promise malt and a combination of Kent Goldings and Styrian Goldings bops, with luck the beer will be a close match to the original.  Target gravity was correct, at 1.042.  For some unknown reason, however, the runoff from the mash was particularly cloudy, with a lot of grain particles making their way to the kettle.  I think the addition of rice hulls to this mash would have helped.  Perhaps the small mash size (less than 15 pounds) somehow contributed to the problem.

We racked the Dark Ruby mild off the yeast today as well, casking both fermenters into corny kegs, with no primings or dry hop.  Gravities were 1.020 and 1.023 for the yeasts, a touch high, but a mild should finish relatively sweet.

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