Sunday, January 02, 2011

It's Time to Brew an Alt

Brewed a light brown ale yesterday that I hope resembles an Alt. I'm using Weyermann malts for the first time along with Briess extracts, Strisselspalt (instead of Spalt) and Wyeast 1010 instead of the recommended 1007. Fermenting rather warm at the high end of the range for the yeast, at 73 degrees. Perhaps this is why the krausen blew the fermenter lid earlier this evening. I cleaned it up and put it back on the bucket with a sanitized airlock but an hour or two later the lid blew again. I've finally given up and the lid is resting on top of the bucket with krausen oozing out of the top. I'm not happy about this, but I'm not sure what else to do. I've posted the details of the recipe here.

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