Crooked Donkey Brew Day

This past Sunday saw the first ever Crooked Oak and Atomic Donkey Brewery collaboration. We moved our equipment into the new brewery and went from there. The move went without incident. With all the equipment I wasn’t sure if it would all get there in one piece. Somehow we managed. Next was getting it through the door. A few hinge removals later and we fit through no problem. Some adjustments had to be made once we were inside. After roughly an hour or so the brew day began.

Things at Crooked Oak are very accessible and well placed. It was very nice. Very few hiccups along the way. Our brew this day was an IPA. Recipe will be posted shortly after this article is complete. It was a 5 gallon batch. Didn’t want to tackle much more on our first day in the brewery. Be on the lookout for some 10 and 15 gallon batches very soon. While things were mashing and boiling we did some work along the outside of the brewery. Some hop trellises were hung and hop vines wrapped. It was a nice day for all things beer related.

Big thanks to Carl at Crooked Oak. Good people, good brewing, and good beer.

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: Safale US-05
Yeast Starter: NO
Batch Size (Gallons): 5
Original Gravity: 1.074
Final Gravity: 1.011
IBU: 140
Boiling Time (Minutes): 90
Color: 8 SRM
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 21 days @ 68F
Tasting Notes: Mash 152F for 60min

13.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 86.67 %
1.00 lb Munich Malt (7.0 SRM) Grain 6.67 %
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 3.33 %
0.50 lb Wheat Malt, Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 3.33 %
2.00 oz Warrior [15.00 %] (60 min) Hops 95.5 IBU
0.50 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (20 min) Hops 9.6 IBU
0.50 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] (20 min) Hops 12.5 IBU
0.50 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (10 min) Hops 5.8 IBU
0.50 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] (10 min) Hops 7.5 IBU
1.00 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] (Dry Hop 10 days) Hops -
2.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (Dry Hop 10 days) Hops -