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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Partigyle Party #2 Part 1!

So we're still 4 days out, but I'm excited. On October 25th is my second Partigyle Party, which after the success/learning experience that was the original one back on August 30th I decided it's really the only way I want to brew for a while.

Why not? I mean, I get two different batches of beer out of one slightly longer brew day. I can use it as an excuse to invite a bunch of friends over, get a little BBQ action goin and coincidentally this one is scheduled to start at the same time as the Sharks game (1pm) on the 25th. Beer, BBQ, hockey. Who wouldn't want to spend a day with those things? Heathens. Filthy heathens. That's who.

Erhm... back on track.

So last time I did a somewhat "modified" partigyle that involved using a portion of the high gravity first runnings in the second batch to boost the gravity. Was strange, but it worked. This time around, we're going to do a more "traditional" partigyle.

The first runnings will be run off to make the first beer, and the second will make the second beer. No grist modifications, no combining runnings to even out gravity, none of that. This time, we're going for an Imperial Stout, and a... well, whatever comes out of the second runnings. Sweet Stout? Dry Stout? We'll sort that out after the fact.

Grain bill:

14lbs Belgian Pils
5lbs Munich
1.75lbs Roast Barley
1 each of Chocolate Malt, C120, C40, Carapils.

I haven't settled on hop additions just yet, but still some time to sort that out and a trip to the brew shop can be made day of if need be. We'll see. Going with WLP013 for the Imperial and probably go S-04 for the second runnings because I have it around, and laziness. Going to ramp up a 2L starter for the WLP013 tomorrow evening so I can crash and decant before brew day.

Gonna be making nachos, grilling some turkey burgers and various veggies during the brew day. Probably other stuff too, just haven't sorted that out yet. Should be good times. Pictures, details, etc to follow in Part 2!