My move half way across the country back to Texas from Oregon put a damper in my homebrewing. I did find time to make a few 1 gallon batches of hard cider and have a three gallon Cherry Mead going since it was so successful before, but I’ve finally found the gumption to brew up a batch of beer. Since it is still truly summer here in Texas and I don’t feel like sweating it outside for hours on end I decided that I would try a one gallon mini-mini batch.
For my first go at brewing again I brewed the Moose Drool clone I first brewed back in December 2012, but this time stepped it down to the one gallon size. The brew day went very well, I milled the grain aggressively as I am wont to do for BIAB, used 2 distilled water (the water is way way too hard) and hit just under 1 gallon into the fermenter. This batch was exactly the same as previous but just stepped down to the smaller size.
I’ll have a tasting review in three weeks or so after bottle conditioning since I never did follow up with any tasting notes from my first attempt at the Moose Drool clone.
I’ve since brewed up another one gallon batch, a single hop pale ale using the incredible smelling Australian Galaxy hops- I’ll make a short write up later on.
Moose Drool 1 gal – American Brown Ale
Batch Size: 3.038 qt
Boil Size: 1.760 gal
Boil Time: 60.000 min
OG: 11.8 P
FG: 3.0 P
Bitterness: 31.5 IBUs (Tinseth)
Color: 11 SRM (Morey)
Name Type Amount Mashed Late Yield Color
American 2-Row Grain 1.750 lb Yes No 80% 2 L
Briess – 2 Row Caramel Malt 60L Grain 1.120 oz Yes No 77% 60 L
Briess – 2 Row Chocolate Malt Grain 0.480 oz Yes No 60% 350 L
Total grain: 1.850 lb
Name Alpha Amount Use Time Form IBU
Golding 5.0% 0.300 oz Boil 60.000 min Pellet 28.4
Liberty 4.5% 0.100 oz Boil 10.000 min Pellet 3.1
Willamette 5.0% 0.100 oz Boil 0.000 s Pellet 0.0
Name Type Form Amount Stage
Safale S-04 Ale Dry 0.388 oz Primary
Name Type Amount Temp Target Time
Conversion Infusion 2.000 gal 158.000 F 152.000 F 60.000 min