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Old 10-29-2009, 12:43 PM   #1
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I brewed my first AG last night ... went pretty well. A little disorganized, but I will work on that.

The brew was supposed to be a SA Cream Stout clone I found, but I used a different yeast, and some different hops ... so basically it's a stout.

I was aiming for a 5.5 gallon batch, but came up with 5.25 .... not too bad. I was also aiming for a OG of 1.054 at 5.5 gallons, assuming 65% efficiency ... but ended up with 1.064 at the 5.25 gallons. I didn't have enough room for all of my runnings, but I took the gravity of the last little bit, and the gravity was 1.032 .... should kept sparging for another batch I guess.

But here is my question ..... could someone help me calculate my efficiency??
Here is the recipe:

Like I said, I missed the Batch size, ended up with 5.25 gallons, and the OG was 1.64.

SA Cream Stout

Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (Gal): 5.50 Wort Size (Gal): 5.50
Total Grain (Lbs): 11.75
Anticipated OG: 1.055 Plato: 13.62
Anticipated SRM: 51.7
Anticipated IBU: 36.7
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Grain/Extract/Sugar

% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
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8.5 1.00 lbs. Crystal 60L America 1.034 60
10.6 1.25 lbs. Chocolate Malt Great Britain 1.034 475
68.1 8.00 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) Great Britain 1.038 3
4.3 0.50 lbs. Roasted Barley Great Britain 1.029 575
8.5 1.00 lbs. Wheat Malt Germany 1.039 2

Hops

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
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1.00 oz. Tettnanger Pellet 4.50 19.6 60 min.
0.50 oz. Goldings - E.K. Pellet 4.75 10.4 60 min.
0.25 oz. Goldings - E.K. Pellet 4.75 4.7 First WH
0.25 oz. Goldings - E.K. Pellet 4.75 2.1 25 min.

Yeast
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White Labs WLP005 British Ale

Thanks for the help.

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Old 10-29-2009, 02:25 PM   #2
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80.38%
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(edit, had 6 row instead of 2 row, so my first # of 82% was wrong.)

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Old 10-29-2009, 04:06 PM   #3
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congrats on the first AG! looks great.

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Old 11-04-2009, 03:25 AM   #4
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I may have an issue with this batch. I mashed high, 158 ... I wanted it big bodied. It fermented down to 1.030 and has been there for a few days, I pitched some s-04 hoping to bring it down farther ... but 2 days and nada.

Would mashing this at 158 be the cause of the high fg 1.030?? or should it have a lower fg??

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Old 11-04-2009, 03:41 AM   #5
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It should probably get a bit lower. Try brining the temp up to ~70 and see if it kicks up again

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Old 11-04-2009, 05:18 AM   #6
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S-04 is not all that attenuative. One time I had S-04 not finish up a ferment and I added S-05 and that finished it up.

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