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Lavender Grape

216 calories 23.6 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: No Profile Selected
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 3 gallons
Post Boil Size: 1.5 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.120 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 70% (brew house)
Calories: 216 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 23.6 g (Per 12oz)
Created Wednesday September 2nd 2020
1.065
1.018
6.3%
22.6
7.4
n/a
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
2 lb American - Caramel / Crystal 15L2 lb Caramel / Crystal 15L 35 15 14.3%
10 lb Pale 2-Row10 lb Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 71.4%
2 lb German - Kölsch2 lb Kölsch 37 4.4 14.3%
14 lbs / 0.00
 
Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
1 oz Southern Cross1 oz Southern Cross Hops Pellet 12.5 Boil 30 min 17.71 25%
1 oz liberty1 oz liberty Hops Pellet 4 Boil 5 min 1.47 25%
1 oz Yakima Valley Hops - Cashmere1 oz Cashmere Hops Pellet 5.6 Boil 5 min 2.06 25%
1 oz Hallertau Mittelfruh1 oz Hallertau Mittelfruh Hops Pellet 3.75 Boil 5 min 1.38 25%
4 oz / 0.00
 
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
40 oz grape puree Flavor Secondary 0 min.
0.13 oz Culinary lavander Flavor Primary 5 days
2 oz pectin enzyme Water Agt Mash 0 min.
 
Yeast
Wyeast - London Ale III 1318
Amount:
1 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (avg):
73%
Flocculation:
High
Optimum Temp:
64 - 74 °F
Starter:
No
Fermentation Temp:
-
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 116 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Priming
CO2 Level: 0 Volumes
 
Target Water Profile
Balanced Profile
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
0 0 0 0 0 0
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
 
Notes

The cara 15 is just a place holder; actually, it's a local honey malt. lovibond 15, Not sure of other characteristics.

We started with .25 oz culinary

Grapes were homegrown Concord grapes. I used a gallon zip-loc bag with just the grapes (I froze them for about a week) Pureed with about a 1/4 cup of sugar. I'd probably cut back on the grapes as well.

Also don't forget the pectin enzyme; otherwise, the pectin globs and looks gross (curdled milkish) Using pectin enzyme clears things up nicely. Added it to the secondary.

I suppose you're wondering how this tastes. Haven't carbed yet. It's odd. Not bad, but there's no great clamor for grape beer - or lavender beer. We used a 1/4 oz lavender and that's why I adjusted the recipe to 1/8. All in all, it was fun to do, and we'll finish the keg, but no danger of this taking the world by storm.

Slightly medicinal nose, pretty sweet but with decent bitterness backing things up. The 1/4 oz of lavender is a bit overpowering.

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