13 - Four of Two
14 Jan 2017
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Brewed 14 Jan 2017 | Kegged 21 Jan 2017 | Yield 18 L / 6.1% (14.7°P → 3.3°P)

This was a relatively large tweak to …and time is still marching on: starting with the same grain bill, adding some dark malt extract I had lying around from Long Night and a dash of honey to up the gravity, swapping out the yeast and the hops to make it a bit less Alt and to nudge it in the direction of Long Night.

The name continues the They Might Be Giants time-related song title theme.

Grain Bill

  • 3900g Pale Ale malt (7 EBC)
  • 350g Light Wheat malt (4 EBC)
  • 270g Caram√ľnch 2 (120 EBC)
  • 100g Carapils (5 EBC)
  • 80g Acid Malt (5 EBC)


  • 500g Brewferm Dark DME (57 EBC)
  • 300g Acacia Honey


I mashed in 20L water at 46°C, and ran a three-rest mash program, details coming soon.

I then sparged with 8L water at 78°C. As with the last brew, mashing out was relatively quick at 25 minutes. I suspect this has something to do with the grain mill at SIOS – this grain bill was ground at the same time as Sheepgoat’s.


I boiled the wort for five minutes before adding the first hops, then added Chinook, Cascade, and Mandarina Bavaria hops; details coming soon. I added the DME and honey ten minutes before knockout.

Pitching and Fermentation

Cooling to 23.5°C with an immersion cooler took XX minutes. Initial gravity was 14.7°P. I pitched a smack pack of Wyeast 1450 Denny’s Favorite; extremely enthusiastic fermentation started after about 6 hours, and lasted three days. Slow fermentation continued a further three days. Final gravity was 3.3°P, for 6.1% ABV.


I added 95g of light DME to 300mL of water, boiled and cooled, put it in an 18L Cornelius keg, then added 17.7L of beer from the fermenter to the keg. I pressurized to 250 hPa to make sure the seals held. As with the last batch, I’m currently holding the keg at 22°C for secondary fermentation.

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