Friday, January 27, 2017

Dog Treats

I saved some spent grain from the Klösch Ale to make some dog treats for my spoiled dog.

The recipe for the dog treats are:

4 Cups of Spent Grain
2 Cups of All-purpose Flour
1 Cup of Natural Peanut Butter
1 Banana (Egg Replacement 1/2 Banana for 1 Egg)

Mix that all together, and with a rolling pin (or bottle of wine) flatted the dough out and use a cookie cutter to make fun shapes, I had a cat face cookie cutter than I used this time.

Bake them in the oven for about 30 minutes at 350F and then lower the temp to 225F and continue to bake them for 2 hours to dry them out and extend their shelf life.

The nice part about using bananas instead of eggs is that Luna got to help me clean up after her treats were in the oven.

Pils Klösch

I brewed my first all grain batch by myself this weekend! I learned lots of lessons, the big one being make sure you know how much wort you actually collected from the mash tun.

I brewed a Pils Klösch, basically a Pilsner Recipe, but with Klösch yeast because I didn't want to lager and use lager yeast.

Apparently I didn't take many pictures during the brew day, it was pretty hectic, I was cleaning the house at the same time because people were coming over later.

But that is my new mash tun, I also got a new Brew Kettle 15.5 Gallons!

The Recipe I used was.

10 lbs of German Pilsner Malt mashed about 150F

2 oz. of Czech Saaz at 60 min
.5 oz. of Czech Saaz at 15 min
.5 oz. of Czech Saaz at Flame out

Wyeast 2565 (Klösch Yeast)

I did a 70 minute boil.

I missed my readings because I ended up not collecting enough wort, but luckily my OG was higher than I was shooting for so I just added more water to the fermentor. Though I added to much and now am a little under my target OG. So the ABV will be a little low, but it should still taste fine, I will let you guys know. I will be brewing again so I can fix my mistakes.