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Old 07-14-2013, 01:01 AM   #331
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I had excellent results from using only 2 row base malt and Cascade hops.
20lbs base
1oz of hops at 90, then 15, and at flame out.

It amazed me how such a simple recipe could turn out so good.

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Old 07-20-2013, 09:37 PM   #332
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What do people think about things like Northern Brewer's instructional DVD? Any good? Will I find better info on YouTube?

We made our first mini-mash, recently, and the hardest part was definitely temperature control. We're pretty good at planning, staging, calculations, etc... I came to the conclusion that mini-mash adds much of the complicated process of AG, but without the useful, helpful equipment!



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Old 07-23-2013, 01:31 AM   #333
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Great post, Rich. I should've read this before I posted my recent question on yield and efficiency.

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Old 07-23-2013, 03:04 AM   #334
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That is good information. I never thought of that. I wonder why that happens?
More grain to heat up, right? Ergo, more heat transfer into the grain?
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:56 AM   #335
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My second AG i wanted to do a big beer. Up gradaded to a 10 gallon igloo and found out 27 pounds of grain is too much! Got stuck sparge,(using bazooka screen now have false bottom), 2.5 gallons short, and 2% abv less than what i was suppose to get. Trial and error my friends. Should of def did more research on the coolers grain capacity and followed closer to the water to grain ratio.

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Old 10-10-2013, 05:52 PM   #336
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Hi All - I am a long time lurker and just recently joined HBT - this is my first post. I am very impressed with the knowledge of the community here. I have been extract brewing off and on since the late 1980's, and I am lucky enough to have a pretty good setup and equipment in my workshop for brewing.

After a great deal of research and reading, I purchased an NB 10 gallon system and did my inaugural AG brewday last weekend. Everything seemed to work great except for the fact that I had a low OG - only about 1.032. I was brewing a milled NB California Commons AG kit. I measured the OG at room temperature after the boil.

I know there are many things which may account for the low OG - but I think I isolated this one and I want to run it past the wisdom of the forum. After my wort boil, I used my copper wort chiller AND about 1.5 pounds of ice made from my home well water, which is also what I use to brew with. I used the ice because that is what I have always done as an extract brewer. It now seems to me that by diluting the wort, I can easily account for the low OG, and I need to not do that on my next batch.

I throw myself at your mercy - let me know if you validate or call shenanigans on my theory. Thanks!

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Old 10-10-2013, 06:01 PM   #337
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If your final volume was correct, you didn't over dilute the wort. It's more likely to be due to incomplete mixing of the wort and water released by the ice.

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I used the ice because that is what I have always done as an extract brewer. It now seems to me that by diluting the wort, I can easily account for the low OG, and I need to not do that on my next batch.

I throw myself at your mercy - let me know if you validate or call shenanigans on my theory. Thanks!
You can calculate the OG change due to the ice before you add it. If it did not affect your extract batches, then I suspect a different cause for the unexpected gravity of the all grain batch. I take readings before and after I add any makeup water. Ice is makeup water.
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If your final volume was correct, you didn't over dilute the wort. It's more likely to be due to incomplete mixing of the wort and water released by the ice.
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You can calculate the OG change due to the ice before you add it. If it did not affect your extract batches, then I suspect a different cause for the unexpected gravity of the all grain batch. I take readings before and after I add any makeup water. Ice is makeup water.
Denny thanks - in fact my final volume was substantially high - about 6 gallons or so in my 6.5 gallon glass carboy.

Epimetheus - on my extract batches I counted the ice as "make-up water" and compensated to hit my final volume.

Thanks for the feedback.
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Well, there ya go, Bob! At least you know for next time.



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