Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Beaverdam Brewery - 2012 The Year in Review

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I wanted to take a look back at my brewing from this past year.

Number of batches brewed: 6 (down from 8 in 2011)
Number of gallons brewed: 38 (down from 47 in 2011)
First brew day: 2/3/12 (97 days earlier than 2011)
Last brew day: 10/5/12 (43 days earlier than 2011)
Batch with highest alcohol: 7.5% B24 Hoptologist IPA (down from 7.7% in 2011)
Batch with lowest alcohol: 5.1% B23A Citra Ass Down APA and B23B Citra Funky Ass Down 100% Brett APA
Weighted average ABV of all batches: 5.623% (up from 5.36% in 2011)
Favorite batch to brew: B26 Man Down! Hefeweizen
Favorite batch to drink: B22 Once You Go Black, You Never Go Back (Dry Irish Stout)
Worst brew session: B24 Hoptologist/B25 Redneck Saison/B26 Man Down! It was a triple-header brew day and it lasted forever.
Favorite name: Hoptologist IPA
Amount of grain used: 87 lbs 9 oz. (down from 97.2 lbs in 2011)
Amount of hops used: 20 oz. (down from 29.65 oz. in 2011)
Biggest equipment upgrade: The faucets, manifold, etc. from my keezer
Biggest trend: brewing with wild yeast and bacteria; this started in 2011 but I currently have 4 carboys filled with lambic, flanders reds and an IPA that has been bretted
Goals for 2013:
  1. Brew two more times than 2012
  2. Brew my first temperature-controlled lager
  3. Brew flavorful session beers

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