Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > 1st All-Grain Measurements
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-06-2008, 02:34 PM   #1
Stevorino
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Alpharetta, GA
Posts: 939
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default 1st All-Grain Measurements

Hey guys-- I'm doing the CloneBrew Sierra Nevada recipe for my first All-Grain batch. I plan to batch sparge.

Should I get extra grain/hops or anything for my first run? I'm doing a pale ale hoping it'll be a little forgiving but I have no idea what to expect as far as efficiency or anything.

I've already made the order, so if ya'll think I'll be fine, that'd be best. But it shouldn't be too much of a hassle to change it if I need to.

Thanks!

Steve

__________________

-Stevorino-_________________________________________
In Keezer:
1. BCS - Wet Hopped West Coast Blaster
2. CYBI - Gordon's IPA Clone
3. BCS - Scottish -80
4. BCS - Specialty Saison (Gold Medal at BMO)
In Process:
1. BCS - Janet's Brown Ale (Fermenting)

Stevorino is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-06-2008, 02:40 PM   #2
ohiobrewtus
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ohiobrewtus's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Ohio
Posts: 7,814
Liked 37 Times on 35 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Normally on your first AG it's a good idea to expect 60-65% efficiency. If you think that's to far below your target OG, then you could always add a couple more pounds of base malt.

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by the_bird
Well, if you *love* it.... again, note that my A.S.S. has five pounds.
ohiobrewtus is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-06-2008, 03:21 PM   #3
Stevorino
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Alpharetta, GA
Posts: 939
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ohiobrewtus
Normally on your first AG it's a good idea to expect 60-65% efficiency. If you think that's to far below your target OG, then you could always add a couple more pounds of base malt.
I believe the recipe assumes an efficiency of 70%...yikes!
__________________

-Stevorino-_________________________________________
In Keezer:
1. BCS - Wet Hopped West Coast Blaster
2. CYBI - Gordon's IPA Clone
3. BCS - Scottish -80
4. BCS - Specialty Saison (Gold Medal at BMO)
In Process:
1. BCS - Janet's Brown Ale (Fermenting)

Stevorino is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-06-2008, 03:40 PM   #4
wildwest450
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 9,099
Liked 165 Times on 150 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

You should be ok, my first ag was a pale ale and I only hit about 65% with a 70% grain bill. I was a little short on the OG, but I still made a yummy beer.

__________________
wildwest450 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-06-2008, 03:49 PM   #5
IowaStateFan
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Western slope of Pikes Peak
Posts: 230
Liked 8 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

And if you are a little short on the O.G. you can add a little DME. While not truly "All-Grain" it'll be close enough. Personally, I'd rather do that than come up short.

__________________
IowaStateFan is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-06-2008, 04:06 PM   #6
wildwest450
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 9,099
Liked 165 Times on 150 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by IowaStateFan
And if you are a little short on the O.G. you can add a little DME. While not truly "All-Grain" it'll be close enough. Personally, I'd rather do that than come up short.
Is there a formula for figuring how much DME to add if you do come up short?
__________________
wildwest450 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-06-2008, 04:14 PM   #7
McKBrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
McKBrew's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Hayden, Idaho
Posts: 8,291
Liked 31 Times on 27 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wildwest450
Is there a formula for figuring how much DME to add if you do come up short?

You'd have to use some sort of software or do the manual math to figure out how much exactly to add.
__________________

Make Beer, Not War.

McKBrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-06-2008, 04:23 PM   #8
FSR402
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
FSR402's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Jenison, MI
Posts: 2,878
Liked 16 Times on 14 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Just stick to the recipe and what ever it ends up it ends up. Enjoy it... It is beer and you made it..
My 1st AG I hit 78% but my 2nd I hit 66% so what ever. I later figured out that it was the crush. Now I have my own mill and all is good.

__________________
TWO FISTED BREWING CO.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mr_cad View Post
Its nice when you and your friends have comparable equipment.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Walker-san View Post
some people will tap anything that has a hole.
Buy Two Fisted Brewing gear
FSR402 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-06-2008, 05:15 PM   #9
Stevorino
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Alpharetta, GA
Posts: 939
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Awesome-- thanks guys. As always, great answers in a timely fashion!

__________________

-Stevorino-_________________________________________
In Keezer:
1. BCS - Wet Hopped West Coast Blaster
2. CYBI - Gordon's IPA Clone
3. BCS - Scottish -80
4. BCS - Specialty Saison (Gold Medal at BMO)
In Process:
1. BCS - Janet's Brown Ale (Fermenting)

Stevorino is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-06-2008, 06:56 PM   #10
Soperbrew
Who rated my beer?
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Soperbrew's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Chandler, Arizona
Posts: 2,623
Liked 66 Times on 65 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default

I have another thread currently posted asking how to exactly add the extra DME. I received a response on how much. I was told 1 lb. of DME in a 5 gallon batch should give you about a 10 pt. increase in gravity.

My questions was when & how do you make the DME addition since the gravity is read after cooling the wort? It would suck to have to boil the DME separately, wait for it to cool & add it.

__________________
Soperbrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HELP! Screwed up my grain measurements... elcerritonoob All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 5 08-12-2009 08:06 PM
small measurements killian General Techniques 6 07-01-2009 02:16 PM
pre-boil measurements PavlovsCat All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 2 04-12-2009 09:52 PM
Ale pail measurements are off! jmulligan General Techniques 22 12-17-2007 08:23 PM
Gravity measurements frothdaddy Extract Brewing 7 08-23-2007 04:59 PM