Yeti

Ref 2023-02 Yeti Brewer Pain & Patience
Style Imperial Stout Type Beer, all-grain
Started Tue 14th Feb 23 OG 1.085 Status Archived, 8.0% ABV
Packaged Fri 24th Feb 23 FG 1.024 Fermenter SS 25 litre bucket
Handle 2023-02 Yeti
Brewer Pain & Patience
Style Imperial Stout
Type Beer, all-grain
Fermenter SS 25 litre bucket
Status Archived, 8.0% ABV ABV
Started Tue 14th Feb 23 OG 1.085
Packaged Fri 24th Feb 23 FG 1.024

Incredibly this is my seventh go at this particular brew, by now well and truly established as a staple in my bar. One again we had some issues with the pump jamming during the brew day which led to me using gravity transfer via the centre pipe and losing a fair bit of volume due to filtering issues. Still, at least the OG is in line with expectations!

Milestones & Tasks

Feb 24 -453dKegged 17 litres
Feb 21 -456dStarted cold-crashing
Feb 14 -463dStarted primary fermentation
Feb 202324Fri

Not much to say really, just quick & dirty gravity transfer into a sanitised, partially purged Cornelius keg. FG turned out to be just 1.024 so we’re looking at 8.0% ABV when it’s done. Could be better, could be worse.

3 days
Feb 202321Tue

Fermentation seems to have stopped a couple of days ago so I’m increasing the temperature by a couple of degrees and then cold-crashing. It’s interesting to note how the yeast stopped working near the end, with the brew cooling on its own accord instead of triggering the fermentation fridge. Letting it sit for a few days and will keg later this week.

7 days
Feb 202314Tue

Bit of a disjointed brew day. I forgot to update the equipment profile to the latest version when I planned this brew from a previous batch recipe, so my efficiency values are all over the place. Not that this is a huge problem overall since the pump jammed again during transfer and I had to resort to gravity transfer instead. In hindsight perhaps I should have done this from the dip-tube rather than removing the centre column straight away, because I clogged the Bouncer filter after barely a minute on the finest mesh and still ended up with huge losses once I switched to the medium mesh. Oh well, live and learn.

#wisdom: have a plan in place for jammed pump during transfer – fail over to least messy option!

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