Today I brewed 12 gallons of an eventual full keg of Oud Bruin. My goal is to start the ferment with the this wort in a Sanke keg and then top up with unfermented wort after the initial fermentation dies down. Next weekend I will brew enough to fill the keg the rest of the way. By that time the fermentation should have died down enough. Sanke kegs actually hold 16+ gallons of beer and I plan on filling the keg up to the neck to limit the amount of air space.
I have 2 packets of Wyeast Roeselare Blend that I will pitch directly into the beer. I do not plan on racking this beer after the fermentation since I will have very little trub in the keg. I have noticed almost crystal clear beer from no chill brewing as long as I leave an inch or two of sediment in the Corney kegs that I use as my no chill vessels. I expect to get 10-10.5 gallons of beer since Corney’s hold 5.5 gallons of beer.
For some reason I over sparged this beer and ended up having to do a 2 hour boil. Overall the brew day went well except for the thunderstorms we had all day!
|Malt Bill / Ingredients|
|.25||Carafa Special III|
|Yeast||Wyeast 3763 - Roeselare Ale Blend|
|6 gal||80% efficiency||IBU: 20|