1 gallon batch - OG issues.
Cascade Pale Ale
Wort Volume Before Boil: 1.25 US gals
Wort Volume After Boil: 1.00 US gals
Volume Transferred: 1.00 US gals
Water Added To Fermenter: 0.00 US gals
Volume At Pitching: 1.00 US gals
Volume Of Finished Beer: 1.00 US gals
Expected Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.005 SG
Expected OG: 1.056 SG
Expected IBU (using Tinseth): 39.3 IBU
Expected Color (using Morey): 11.0
Boil Duration: 60.0 mins
US Caramel 60L Malt 4.00 oz 18.2 % 15.0 In Mash/Steeped
Extract - Light Dried Malt Extract 1lb 2oz
Cascade 0.25 oz All Of Boil
Cascade 0.38 oz 15 Min From End
Cascade 0.38 oz At turn off
Alright, so I brewed the above today. I have been toying around with 1 gallon batches recently. But I've been struggling on the OG quite a bit. Today, my evaporation rate was a bit off and I ended up losing 1/2 gallon when I only expected to lose 1/4 gallon. I am using Beer Alchemy. I changed the wort volume after boil/transferred to .75 and the water added to fermenter to .25 to bring it up to 1 gallon, as I didn't want the beer that strong. According to Beer Alchemy, this was a wash - I would hit the numbers I wanted in the end. Turns out my OG was 1.040 when I was shooting for 1.056 as stated above.
Is this the software or did I do something incorrect? Any help?
I haven't been super excited about this software either. Does anyone else have any issues with it or is this the user?!
Last edited by SnakeAnthony6375; 07-07-2009 at 08:01 PM.