I've got Austin Home Brew's Moose drool clone and have a few quick questions.
1) I have been getting about 82% efficiency and their kits are built around 70%. What do I do? Grains are already mixed, so I can't take out a lb of just one ingredient. I plugged it into brewpal and if i get my normal efficiency i'll end up with an OG of 1.062 instead of 1.053. Should i scale this up to 6-6.5 gallons instead? or will that water things down a little bit? especially with the hops. I could add more hops i guess.
2) Yeast. I've got WL002 English ale, which came with the kit as the recommended yeast, but there does not seem to be a way that i can get the 79% attenuation that the recipe calls for with this yeast. The recipe is supposed to start at 1.053 and end at 1.012. I don't see that happening with this grain bill and this yeast.
So if i leave everything the way it is. I'll overshoot the OG by .009, come in with a final gravity of around 1.020-1.023, and an ABV that's lower than the commercial product. Who has some ideas?
I've never had the commercial moose drool, so if i miss an exact clone it's not a huge deal. I just want a tasty brew, and it seems like the recipe was designed to finish around one set of parameters, and i'm going to have a completely different set. Supposed to finish around 1.012 and actually finishing at 1.023 is going to taste a whole lot different right?