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Old 04-23-2008, 01:04 AM   #1
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Style Cream Ale
Efficiency 77.00 %
Pre-boil Volume 6.80 gallons US
OG 1.042
IBU 16.5
Mash Ratio 1.25 qt/l
Post-boil Volume 5.50 gallons US
FG 1.010
SRM 2.7
Mash Time 70 min
Boil Time 60 min
Yeast Danstar Nottingham Dry Ale Yeast
ABV 4.1 %
Evaporation 1.3 gallons
Attenuation 75.00 %
Water Profile 4 gallons R/O and 4 gallons Spring
Mash Schedule
Type Start Temp End Temp Method Ramp Minutes Step Minutes Instructions
alpha 152 F 152 F infusion 5 60 Mash in with 2.5 gallons US of water at 164.9 F
mashout 165.5 F 165.5 F infusion 5 10 Add 1.1 gallons US of water at 200.0 F
sparge 170 F 170 F fly 5 60 Sparge with 4.3 gallons US at 170.0F
Collect 6.8 gallons US
Fermentables
Name Quantity Percent Extract Potential SRM Method
American Two-Row 6.5 lb 81.2 % 1.037/lb/gal 1.8 Mash
Cara-Pils Dextrine 0.5 lb 6.2 % 1.033/lb/gal 1.8 Mash
Corn (Flaked) 1 lb 12.5 % 1.040/lb/gal 0.5 Mash
Totals: 8 pounds 100% 1.042 2.7
Hops
Name Quantity Form Alpha Stage Time
Cascade 0.5 oz Pellet 6.0 Boil 65
Cascade 0.25 oz Pellet 6.0 Boil 20
Cascade 0.25 oz Pellet 6.0 Boil 0
Totals: 1.25 ounces 16.5 IBU
Fermentation
Stage Time Temp
Primary 7 68.0
Clearing 10 68.0
Carbonation
CO2 Volume Presure Serving Temp
2.7 11.71 psi 35.0F

Here is a beer that I am going to brew for my wife... She doesnt like real beer. I plan to ferment it at about 60F with the Notty

This is a $14 batch of beer, I hope my wife likes its lack of flavor and body!

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Old 04-23-2008, 02:00 AM   #2
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Between this brew, my Columbus Blonde and the Standard IPA that is listed on here... I am brewing 3 brews in the coming weeks for about $60!! I will have to buy another keg though

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Old 04-23-2008, 02:12 PM   #3
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Simple and to the point, looks like a nice easy drinker.

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Old 06-10-2008, 08:29 PM   #4
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Nice 80F afternoon to brew... just mashed this one in about 10 minutes ago.

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Old 06-11-2008, 01:37 AM   #5
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My shortest brew day to date... 4 hours from start to finish... including cleanup! Sitting at 62F in my fridge... mmmm beer....

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Old 06-11-2008, 12:49 PM   #6
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Pretty vigorous ferment going on at 12 hours. I accidentally BURNT through the hose on my 10psi regulator, so I had to use my 5psi... WOW did that suck.... it took the entire mash time to heat my 5 gallons of sparge water. The March pump worked ALOT better this time around and I hit my temps right on. I do plan to continue my Brutus build over the coming year... but I tell you what, this system I have now is really pretty damn nice to brew on!

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Old 06-13-2008, 06:23 AM   #7
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Pretty vigorous ferment going on at 12 hours. I accidentally BURNT through the hose on my 10psi regulator, so I had to use my 5psi... WOW did that suck.... it took the entire mash time to heat my 5 gallons of sparge water. The March pump worked ALOT better this time around and I hit my temps right on. I do plan to continue my Brutus build over the coming year... but I tell you what, this system I have now is really pretty damn nice to brew on!
Wow, it took me a minute to figure out what was going on with your brew setup. Lots of lines. How did you get the thermometers into the sides of your MLTs without causing leaks? Silicone?
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Old 06-13-2008, 12:36 PM   #8
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No no, I am not that ghetto. Drill a 1" hole with a hole saw... then procure #6 SOLID stopper and drill a tiny hole through it with a drill. Insert the stopper into the hole from the inside and push the stem of the thermometer in from the outside. Been using them for a year, they work great!

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