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Send Your Camel To Bed was inspired by Maria Muldaur's song “Midnight At The Oasis” It's a very dark beer with an ABV that pushes the ABV limit of the “Dry Stout” category.

The traditional Guinness is only about 3.5% ABV. Americans like an extra kick. This brew has the extra kick, and can be described as “Black” instead of “Dark Brown”.

Brew: late October 2017 — Ready: late November 2017

Amt Unit Description
18 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)
2 lbs Chocolate (Briess) (350.0 SRM)
2 lbs Roasted Barley (Briess) (300.0 SRM)
1 lbs Wheat - White Malt (Briess) (2.3 SRM)
4 oz Goldings - US [5.30 %] - First Wort 60.0 min
2 oz Goldings - US [5.30 %] - Boil 15.0 min
2 pkg Irish Ale Yeast (White Labs #WLP004)
For 18 gallons of Dublin Water
Amt Unit Description
18 gal Water from Broad Run, Virginia
3.83 g Chalk (Mash 60.0 mins)
2.63 g Baking Soda (Mash 60.0 mins)
2.08 g Epsom Salt (MgSO4) (Mash 60.0 mins)
1.87 g Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Mash 60.0 mins)
0.06 g Calcium Chloride (Mash 60.0 mins)

Coming December 2017

Quoins were little expanding clamps that were used in ancient letterpress printing presses. If a printer got angry, he might toss a quoin at his devil.   Quoins have been obsolete for a half-century or more, and Printers' Devils have been jobless about the same amount of time.

Brew: late November 2017 — Ready: late December 2017

Amt Unit Description
2 tsp Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Mash 60.0 mins)
10 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)
10 lbs Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM)
3 lbs Pale Malt (6 Row) US (2.0 SRM)
2 lbs Black (Patent) Malt (500.0 SRM)
2 lbs Crystal 60, 2-Row, (Great Western) (60.0 SRM)
1 lbs Carapils (Briess) (1.5 SRM)
2 oz Citra (2017) [14.30 %] - Boil 60.0 min
2 oz Amarillo (2017) [9.10 %] - Boil 20.0 min
1 oz Amarillo (2017) [9.10 %] - Boil 10.0 min
2 pkg California Ale (White Labs #WLP001)
1 oz Amarillo (2017) [9.10 %] - Dry Hop 5.0 Days
1 oz Cascade (2017) [8.20 %] - Dry Hop 5.0 Days
  Mash at 152°F, 1.5 qt/lb.

Recipes – unless otherwise specified – Yeast starter at 80% BeerSmith recommended level, stir-plate for 18-24 hours. Single infusion mash for 90 minutes at specified temperature. Mash ratio 1.50 qt/lb. Mashout at 168°F. Fly sparge. Boil 60 minutes. Primary fermentation at 68-70°F for 10 days. Secondary at 68-70°F for 10 days (or more). Cold crash 38°F for 2 days (or more). Transfer to serving kegs, store at 38°F.

Broad Run, Virginia water:  Ca: 74 ppm   Mg: 10 ppm   Na: 6 ppm   SO4: 8 ppm   Cl: 15 ppm   HCO3: 96 ppm

No Clones!  All our beers are unique. While we do try to match the style of some famous brews, we don't try to clone them. We purchase a year's supply of whole hop flowers at the end of each growing season, and we limit the number of varieties to those we can use up in a year's time, so they won't get stale. Life's too short to drink stale beer!

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