Sunday marks my 3 year anniversary of brewing. I started my brewing “career” on Super Bowl Sunday 3 years ago. Seems like 10 years and when I look at my set up, equipment and supplies, it seems like longer.
Anyway, I want to do a special brew day and I have been considering Denny’s Old Stoner for a while. I brewed a 5 gallon batch of NB’s barleywine (extract) in my early days and basically gave it two years to get good and decided to dump it as it was taking up keg space. It was fine, just not something I would drink a lot of and I did bottle about 2 gallons off the keg.
I am thinking of a 3 gallon batch of Old Stoner with a Parti-gyle to end up with a smaller second beer. I am struggling with the calculations. I have Denny’s original recipe for a 5 gallon batch and have plugged that into BeerSmith, but that seems to assume a full batch sparge method and his numbers are very close to mine. However, where I struggle is with the use of first runnings only for the Old Stoner and the “supplemented” batch sparge for the second beer. BeerSmith does not seem to have the ability to address a first run only calculation?
I would be happy with a 3 gallon batch of each if someone could help me with the calculations.
Also, any thoughts on style for the second runnings, including what additional grains to add and appropriate hop schedule? I was thinking of a Pale Ale or IPA with my remaining home grown hops.