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Old 04-07-2009, 05:25 PM   #1
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So the plan is to brew this today, hope it turns out well...definitely my strongest beer so far.

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6 0 Light Dry Malt Extract info
3 0 Amber Dry Malt Extract info
0 4 Crystal 60L
0 4 Roasted Barley
0 4 American Crystal 80L
0 2 Peated Malt info
0 2 Black (Patent) Malt info

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(60 min) .25 oz Perle
(60 min) .5 oz Northern Brewer
(30 min) .25 oz Northern Brewer

Yeast - WLP039 (Nottingham)

For this brew, I was thinking of doing more of a 80 or 90 min boil in order to get some more carmalization. I'm also probably going to add the mash to the boil farther along so I dont get a boil over. Hoping to get temperatures in my townhouse in the low 60's, what consequences for this style will I get if its more along the lines of low 70's?

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Old 04-07-2009, 05:28 PM   #2
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first off you do not want to put the grains into the boil at all. Steep your grains at around 150-155 for 30 minutes. then add your extract to this wort and start your 60 minute boil. Boiling grains (or heating above 170*) will extract off flavors from tannins.

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Old 04-07-2009, 05:34 PM   #3
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first off you do not want to put the grains into the boil at all. Steep your grains at around 150-155 for 30 minutes. then add your extract to this wort and start your 60 minute boil. Boiling grains (or heating above 170*) will extract off flavors from tannins.
Right, right...guess I should be more specific. I'm adding the mash "wort" or whatever you might call it at that phase to the boil later. I think with the amount of extract going into this one I need to get some boil off to fit everything safely into my 7.5 gallon pot
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Temp in the low 60's will result in a cleaner beer.

The Peat Malt is strong stuff and will take a really long time to mellow out.

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How in the world did I get an OG of 1.066?! My extract alone should put in in the 1.075 range. I really don't get this sometimes...

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How in the world did I get an OG of 1.066?! My extract alone should put in in the 1.075 range. I really don't get this sometimes...
Did you adjust for temp difference? If you did a partial boil it may be from the wort not mixing with top off water.
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Old 04-08-2009, 05:33 AM   #7
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Hmmm I seem to have identified the problem. In the past I've had some efficiency issues, but this time I miscalculated my boil-off. Looks like I have more along the lines of 5.5 gallons instead of 5. Doing the math, with that volume I should be at 1.069 (quite close to 1.066) instead of 1.086 at 5 gallons. Last time I was spot on the 5 gallon mark so this is pretty frustrating. Oh well, its a wee Wee heavy and more of it...

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Lose the peat and switch to 1728 and you've got a recipe IMO.

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