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Old 01-19-2012, 03:10 AM   #1
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Default First time ag recipe and ingredient help

Hello im getting ready to do my first all grain brew this weekend, does anyone have any ideas on an easier ag brew? Im lost when it comes to what to buy? If anyone can help me out with a list it would be great. Im into all kinds of beer. I know this might be an unusual request but im real excited to start ag brewing.....



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Old 01-19-2012, 03:19 AM   #2
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Here is a Pale Ale i brewed last week:


Batch Size (Gal): 6.50 Wort Size (Gal): 6.50
Total Grain (Lbs): 12.50
Anticipated OG: 1.053 Plato: 13.11
Anticipated SRM: 8.0
Anticipated IBU: 37.0
Brewhouse Efficiency: 77 %
Wort Boil Time: 70 Minutes

1.00 lbs. Crystal 60L America 1.034 60
11.50 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) America 1.036 2

Hops

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
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0.50 oz. Magnum Pellet 13.60 25.4 60 min.
0.50 oz. Perle Pellet 7.70 7.3 30 min.
1.00 oz. Cascade Pellet 5.80 4.3 10 min.
2.00 oz. Cascade Pellet 5.45 0.0 0 min.


Yeast - Wyeast 1056

Mash Schedule
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Mash Type: Single Step
Heat Type: Direct

Grain Lbs: 12.50
Water Qts: 16.00 - Before Additional Infusions
Water Gal: 4.00 - Before Additional Infusions

Qts Water Per Lbs Grain: 1.28


Saccharification Rest Temp: 153 Time: 60
Mash-out Rest Temp: 168 Time: 5
Sparge Temp: 170 Time: 10



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Old 01-19-2012, 03:20 AM   #3
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I would just one of the "starred" recipes from the database. My advice is to stick to something simple like a blonde or pale ale with dry yeast. Good Luck!!

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Old 01-19-2012, 05:53 AM   #4
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I think a simple brown ale is pretty excellent as a first AG brew, as (I find) they point out problems in my process fairly well. Something simple like:
8.5 lb pale malt
1 lb flaked barley
12 oz 60l
12oz chocolate malt

w/ 1oz of low-ish alpha hops of your choice at 60 (I use something I have around and target 30ibu's)

It is easy to hide a lot of mistakes behind lots of hops, so if you are looking to see where your process is having holdups, a malty, low-ish abv brew will set you in the right direction.

If your interest is simply on something that will turn out well even if the AG process gets wonky, brew an IPA.

(edited to correct base grain weight.)

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Old 01-21-2012, 01:10 AM   #5
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Thanks for the advice. I just got home from the local brewing supplu store. He set me up with a pale ale.

Sg 1.052
10lbs two row
1lb car 60l

Heat to 160
Mash 154 1 hr
Mash out 168
Sparge 170
1 oz magnum 60min
1 oz cascade 15 min
1 oz each 1 min



Hope this sounds right

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Old 01-21-2012, 03:21 AM   #6
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Looks good, you should do well.

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Old 01-21-2012, 05:55 AM   #7
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No, heat your strike water to like 165 or 170 to rest at 154. Add boiling water and stir like crazy to get to your mash out temp (I use the equations from Palmers on How to Brew - By John Palmer), then sparge with 170.

I would do 1 oz magnum at 60, 1 oz cascade at 15, and 2 oz of cascade at 1 min. Leave out the magnum at 1 min. Its a very clean bittering hop, not too common as an aroma hop.

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Old 01-21-2012, 07:43 AM   #8
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If you want a quick, easy mash calculator, look here:

TastyBrew Mash Calculator

I nail my temps within a degree almost every time using this.



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