Mir Beer

Fine craft home brews from E. Whittier CA.

2012 Holiday Ale

Based on Stone’s holiday ale. I tweeted about it here: https://twitter.com/jorgemir/status/254991252800548864

Recipe: 2012 Holiday Ale

Brewer: Jorge

Style: Christmas/Winter Specialty Spice Beer

Recipe Specifications

Boil Size: 6.79 gal

Post Boil Volume: 5.98 gal

Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal

Bottling Volume: 4.60 gal

Estimated OG: 1.093 SG

Estimated Color: 24.1 SRM

Estimated IBU: 17.4 IBUs

Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %

Est Mash Efficiency: 82.8 %

Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Ingredients:

Amt Name
9 lbs 14.4 oz Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)
4 lbs 11.2 oz Rye Malt (4.7 SRM)
1 lbs 12.0 oz Munich Malt (9.0 SRM)
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt -150L (150.0 SRM)
1 lbs Oats, Flaked (1.0 SRM)
4.8 oz Special B Malt (180.0 SRM)
3.2 oz Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM)
0.80 oz Perle [8.00 %] - Boil 90.0 min
5.20 oz Chestnuts (Boil 0.0 mins)
0.24 oz Caraway Seeds (Boil 0.0 mins)
0.17 oz Juniper Berries (Boil 0.0 mins)
0.09 oz Sage Leaves (Boil 0.0 mins)
2.00 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] - Aroma St 1.0 pkg English Ale (White Labs #WLP002) [35.49

Some Song

My first lager. This is still lagering away. More notes when I get around to actually being able to taste it.

Recipe: Some Song

Brewer: Jorge

Style: Märzen (traditionel oktoberfest øl)

Recipe Specifications

Boil Size: 6.52 gal

Post Boil Volume: 5.98 gal

Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal

Bottling Volume: 4.60 gal

Estimated OG: 1.058 SG

Estimated Color: 10.8 SRM

Estimated IBU: 27.8 IBUs

Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %

Est Mash Efficiency: 82.8 %

Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:

Amt Name
4 lbs 8.0 oz Pilsner (2 Row) UK (1.0 SRM)
2 lbs 4.0 oz Munich Malt (9.0 SRM)
2 lbs 4.0 oz Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM)
1 lbs Caramunich Malt (56.0 SRM)
8.0 oz Victory Malt (25.0 SRM)
8.0 oz Wheat Malt, Ger (2.0 SRM)
3.2 oz Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM)
1.00 oz Tettnang [4.50 %] - Boil 60.0 min
0.50 oz Saaz [4.00 %] - Boil 30.0 min
0.50 oz Northern Brewer [8.50 %] - Boil 15.0 min 1.00 oz Saaz [4.00 %] - Boil 1.0 min
1.00 oz Tettnang [4.50 %] - Boil 1.0 min
2.0 pkg Southern German Lager (White Labs #WLP83

Goo Goo G’Joob

Just a simple XPA that I wanted to dry hop the heck out of and put on keg for some easy drinking.

Recipe: Goo Goo G’joob

Brewer: Jorge

Style: American Pale Ale

Recipe Specifications

Boil Size: 6.52 gal

Post Boil Volume: 5.98 gal

Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal

Bottling Volume: 4.60 gal

Estimated OG: 1.064 SG

Estimated Color: 6.5 SRM

Estimated IBU: 84.6 IBUs

Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %

Est Mash Efficiency: 86.3 %

Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:

Amt Name
10 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)
1 lbs Munich Malt - 15L (15.0 SRM)
8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM)
5.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 30L (30.0 SRM)
1.00 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min
0.50 oz Citra [12.00 %] - Boil 45.0 min
0.50 oz Citra [12.00 %] - Boil 30.0 min
1.50 oz Citra [12.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min
0.20 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min
2.0 pkg American Ale V (Wyeast Labs #1051) [124.
2.00 oz Citra [12.00 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days
1.00 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days

HopWorts School of Black IPA

Me and Louie collaborated on this one. I did the grain bill and he did the hops. Turned out pretty darn good and look forward to brewing it again.

Recipe: HopWorts School of Black IPA

Brewer: Jorge and Louie

Asst Brewer: Sasha

Style: American IPA

Recipe Specifications

Boil Size: 6.52 gal

Post Boil Volume: 5.98 gal

Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal

Bottling Volume: 4.60 gal

Estimated OG: 1.078 SG

Estimated Color: 61.7 SRM

Estimated IBU: 73.7 IBUs

Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %

Est Mash Efficiency: 82.8 %

Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:

Amt Name
10 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) UK (3.0 SRM)
1 lbs 8.0 oz Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM)
1 lbs 8.0 oz Kiln Black Malt (540.0 SRM)
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM)
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 75L (75.0 SRM)
1 lbs Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM)
1.00 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [9.20 %] - Boil 30.0 min
0.50 oz Cascade [6.20 %] - Boil 10.0 min
0.50 oz Liberty [3.90 %] - Boil 10.0 min
0.50 oz Cascade [6.20 %] - Boil 5.0 min
0.50 oz Galaxy [13.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min
0.50 oz Liberty [3.90 %] - Boil 5.0 min
0.50 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min
1.00 oz Cascade [6.20 %] - Boil 1.0 min
1.00 oz Liberty [3.90 %] - Boil 1.0 min
0.50 oz Galaxy [13.00 %] - Boil 1.0 min
0.50 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] - Boil 1.0 min
2.0 pkg San Diego Super Yeast (White Labs #WLP09 1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Day

In a Citra Galaxy Far Far Away

This was my cousin Louie’s first brew. Turned out well. As it got older it and lost most of the hop aromas and flavors it reminded me of a strong ale.

Recipe: In A Citra Galaxy Far Far Away

Brewer: Louie Mir

Asst Brewer: Jorge Mir

Style: Imperial IPA

Recipe Specifications

Boil Size: 5.48 gal

Estimated OG: 1.099 SG

Estimated Color: 9.3 SRM

Estimated IBU: 135.9 IBUs

Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:

Amt Name
1.00 tbsp PH 5.2 Stabilizer (Mash 60.0 mins)
11 lbs 8.0 oz Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)
1 lbs 8.0 oz Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM)
8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM)
1.00 oz Citra [13.90 %] - Boil 60.0 min
1.00 oz Galaxy [13.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min
0.50 oz Citra [13.90 %] - Boil 30.0 min
0.50 oz Galaxy [13.00 %] - Boil 30.0 min
1.00 Items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 mins)
0.50 oz Citra [13.90 %] - Boil 15.0 min
0.50 oz Galaxy [13.00 %] - Boil 15.0 min
1.00 tsp Yeast Nutrient (Boil 15.0 mins)
0.50 oz Citra [13.90 %] - Boil 5.0 min
0.50 oz Galaxy [13.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min
1 lbs Corn Sugar (Dextrose) Boil for 5 min 2.00 oz Galaxy [13.00 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days
0.70 oz Citra [13.90 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days

Summertime Rolls Brew Day

Turned this past Sunday with nothing to do into a brew day and had a little fun with it. I had bought ingredients a few weeks ago with the intention of doing another batch of the honey blonde but decided to mix things up a bit and create a hopped up Pale Ale. I had already added more honey to the grain bill since it didn’t come through much in the first batch and I also had picked up some orange peel and coriander seed. My intention with this batch was to make something easy to drink during the summer but with a bit more flavor. I also changed up the hopping schedule using up all my left overs from earlier batches this year. The full recipe is below, though I have thoughts of adding some fruit from the nectarine tree in my back yard in the secondary. We’ll see.

Recipe Overview
Expected Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.045 SG Expected OG: 1.052 SG
Expected FG: 1.012 SG Apparent Attenuation: 76.4 %
Expected ABV: 5.3 % Expected ABW: 4.2 %
Expected IBU (using Tinseth): 66.4 IBU Expected Color (using Morey): 6.3 SRM
BU:GU ratio: 1.28 Approx Color:
Fermentables
Ingredient Amount % MCU When
US 2-Row Malt 7lb 0oz 70.0 % 2.4 In Mash/Steeped
US Carapils Malt 1lb 0oz 10.0 % 0.2 In Mash/Steeped
Canadian Honey Malt (Gambrinus) 1lb 0oz 10.0 % 4.3 In Mash/Steeped
US Caramel 10L Malt 8.00 oz 5.0 % 0.9 In Mash/Steeped
US Vienna Malt 8.00 oz 5.0 % 0.3 In Mash/Steeped


Hops
Variety Alpha Amount IBU Form When
US Liberty 4.5 % 0.90 oz 15.2 Loose Pellet Hops 60 Min From End
US Cascade 4.5 % 0.50 oz 8.0 Loose Pellet Hops 50 Min From End
US Columbus(Tomahawk) 13.9 % 0.50 oz 22.9 Loose Pellet Hops 40 Min From End
US Simcoe 13.0 % 0.50 oz 18.8 Loose Pellet Hops 30 Min From End
US Simcoe 13.0 % 0.50 oz 1.1 Loose Pellet Hops 1 Min From End
US Cascade 4.5 % 0.50 oz 0.4 Loose Pellet Hops 1 Min From End
Other Ingredients
Ingredient Amount When
Coriander Seed 1.00 oz In Boil
Whirlfloc Tablet 1.00 oz In Boil
Orange Peel, Sweet 1.00 oz In Boil
Yeast

White Labs WLP001-California Ale

Water Profile
Target Profile: No Water Profile Chosen
Mash pH: 5.2
pH Adjusted with: Five Star 5.2
Total Calcium (ppm): 0 Total Magnesium (ppm): 0
Total Sodium (ppm): 0 Total Sulfate (ppm): 0
Total Chloride(ppm): 0 Total Bicarbonate (ppm): 0
Mash Schedule
Mash Type: Full Mash
Schedule Name: Single Step Infusion (69C-156F)
Step Type Temperature Duration
Rest at 156 degF 60
Recipe Notes
1 bee in the boil 
 
4th batch with AG equipment

Sparging

Sparging

Dogfish Head Randall Jr.

DFH Randall Jr

I purchased one of Dogfish Head’s Randall Jr.’s before they sold out. Got it a few weeks ago but didn’t manage to use it until this past weekend. Fun stuff indeed. I’ve used it twice so far. Once with raspberries and a second time strawberries, both with my Liberty Honey Blonde. Can’t wait to dry hop with it!

DFH Randall Jr

Bottling Day - Honey Blonde

Bottling the Honey Blonde

Bottled the Honey Blonde and ended up getting a case and half of 22 oz bombers.

Can’t wait to taste it.

Champs IPA

Brewed on Sunday April 1st

5 Gallon batch

  • American Two-row Pale - 15lbs
  • Crystal 15L - 1lbs
  • Crystal 60L - 1lbs
  • 60 min Citra - 2oz
  • 45 min Amarillo - 2oz
  • 30 min Simcoe - 1oz
  • 15 min Citra - .5oz
  • 5 min Citra - .5oz
  • 7 days Citra - 1oz

10 min Whirlfloc Tablet

American Ale Wyeast - 1 pack with a starter and 1 pack used regularly without a starter

A simple recipe that I came up with that would hopefully yeild some higher ABV brew than I have made in the past. It was just going to be 13 pounds of 2 row but I ended up just using all that I had. My OG is lower than I anticipated (1.071 instead of 1.078) but I guess that’s all expected with the learning process. This was my third all grain batch. I have some open questions in my head concerning OG. I’ve gotta improve my sparging and be more accurate with tempertures. I also need to take better notes.

The fermentation started really quick, probably a couple of hours post pitching and went for a solid four days.

Planning on transferring to secondary and dry hopping the left over Citra and Amarillo tomorrow.

Honey Blonde Ale - Brew Day

I ended up brewing for the second straight weekend this past Sunday. Though I got a late start on the day, probably didn’t turn the burner on until around 2pm, I ended up having a successful brew day. 

Jen had the idea for something she could share with co workers at an upcoming event so I wanted to brew something light, an easy drinker. I searched around hopville.com for some recipes and ended up cloning one of the recommended Blonde Ales but switched up the hops (used Liberty instead of Crystal) and added some honey malt. I’m thinking of adding a touch of real honey and spices to the secondary but not sure yet. Since I’ve never done that before I am not sure how to go about it without messing up my batch. I may hold off and try adding spices to this recipe the next time I do it.

I’m hoping this will be a nice Spring Ale when it’s ready for drinking. My inspiration is Bootlegger’s Mountain Meadow which is one heck of a tasty Spring Ale which they make with honey, sage, tarragon, and chamomille. 

http://hopville.com/recipe/1194201/blonde-ale-recipes/liberty-honey-blonde