1st AG was SUCCESSFUL!!!
Mother Nature tried to wreak havoc on this day, but I denied it the opportunity!
Power outage mere minutes before start and it was off for 3 of the 4 hours of the brew time, but I was not to be denied.
Mash temp was about a degree lower than planned (151 instead of 152).
Got my 7.25 gallons (with final runnings of 1.010.)
Pre boil grav: 1.043 (instead of 1.044)
Final boil volume roughly 6.25 gallons @ 1.054 (1.056)
The only thing that I did wrong (if you can call it that) is in my haste to get it done, I grabbed the wrong yeast.
So, instead of Notty, I used Wyeast 1056.
This is my first time using that yeast, so what can I expect?
The other thing I was thinking about as an afterthought, is that I could have upped the FG with some DME.... Correct????
How much DME would be needed to get 2 points?
When would I have added it??
All in all, I chalk this day up to a blazing success... 73.6% efficiency according to BeerSmith. Not too shabby for a NOOB.
PRIMARY: Strawberry Centennial Blonde
BOTTLED & CONDITIONING: RidgeRunner Pale Ale
DRINKING: Orange Centennial Blonde Ale
DRINKING: Old Brown Bear Ale
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