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Old 11-09-2012, 01:03 AM   #1
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Default Farmhouse Brewing Pliny the Elder Recipe Advice

I'd like to try this for my next brew -

http://farmhousebrewingsupply.com/Pr...ne%20PDF-1.pdf

A few questions -

1. It says 8 gallons gross kettle volume / 5 gallons post fermentation, so 8 gallons Pre Boil Volume?

2. How does this look for ~ 72% efficiency compared to the original recipe?

15 lb Pale 2-Row 87%
0.7 lb Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 4.1%
0.7 lb Crystal 45L 4.1%
0.85 lb Corn Sugar - Dextrose 4.9%

3. Just stir the sugar into the start of the boil?

4. Anyone that has made this recipe - any advice?

I have never had Pliny, but I like the CTZ "dankness" and I like simcoe

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Old 11-09-2012, 10:34 AM   #2
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Hi, I've not made this recipe, so with that caveat, here are my thoughts:


1. It says 8 gallons gross kettle volume / 5 gallons post fermentation, so 8 gallons Pre Boil Volume? yes


3. Just stir the sugar into the start of the boil? I usually add sugar in the recipe at the end of the boil, being careful not to caramelize it

Good luck with your brew!

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Use Beersmith to convert?

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The volumes are dependent on your particular system, not the recipe. If you usually start with 7 gallons to end up with 5.5, then that is what you will need here is well. You might up your "usual" by 0.25 gallons or so because Pliny uses a LOT of hops and they will hold some liquid.

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The volumes are dependent on your particular system, not the recipe. If you usually start with 7 gallons to end up with 5.5, then that is what you will need here is well. You might up your "usual" by 0.25 gallons or so because Pliny uses a LOT of hops and they will hold some liquid.
that makes sense - thanks
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The volumes are dependent on your particular system, not the recipe. If you usually start with 7 gallons to end up with 5.5, then that is what you will need here is well. You might up your "usual" by 0.25 gallons or so because Pliny uses a LOT of hops and they will hold some liquid.
Everyone's system is different, and whether you've got pellets or leaf will make a difference, but in general I add 1/2 gallon to my preboil volume for every 5oz of hops in the recipe. I think my last pliny clone I did 15.5g preboil to knock out 11g since I had over a pound of hops in the kettle.
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Everyone's system is different, and whether you've got pellets or leaf will make a difference, but in general I add 1/2 gallon to my preboil volume for every 5oz of hops in the recipe. I think my last pliny clone I did 15.5g preboil to knock out 11g since I had over a pound of hops in the kettle.
Did you use this recipe? How did it turn out?
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Its the RR-approved recipe that's floating around everywhere. Once it came out absolutely perfect, spot on in side-by-side test, another couple times its been really good but not perfect, which I chalk up to seasonal variations in both the hops I use and the hops RR uses.

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