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Old 04-24-2008, 06:39 PM   #1
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Default First AG this weekend!

Well, I finally have all of my equipment so I'm pulling the trigger on an AG brew day this Saturday! I'm planning on doing a Pale Ale much like Edwort's Bee Cave Haus Pale Ale. I'd appreciate any input about the recipe and process, thanks!

Grain Bill
9 lbs. 2-Row
2 lbs. Vienna
0.5 lb. Crystal 60L

Wyeast 1056 American Ale
Irish Moss (Boil for 15m)

Hops:
.5oz Willamette(5.5%AA) (60m)
.5oz Cascade(6.1%AA) (60m)
.5oz Willamette(5.5%AA) (30m)
.5oz Cascade(6.1%AA) (30m)
1oz Cascade(6.1%AA) (5m)

Mash Equipment: 5 Gallon Cooler with SS Braid
Boil Volume: 6.5g, Batch Size: 5.5g
Mash Schedule: Double Batch Sparge Method (target eff @ 70%)
1. Pre-heat MLT with hot water
2. Dough-in with 3.5 gallons of water @ 168F (target mash temp = 152F)
3. Adjust temp and mash for 60 minutes @ 152F
4. After 60 minutes, add 4 qts of 175F water and begin vorlauf
5. At a mash thickness of 1.25 I should get 2-2.5g for the first runnings
6. Add 2 gallons @ 175F for first sparge: stir, let sit for 10m and drain
7. Add 2 gallons @ 175F for second sparge: stir and drain
8. Should have 6-6.5g in the boil kettle
9. Take sample and cool to 70F for gravity reading

Boil Schedule:
1. Bring wort to boiling
2. Add 1/2oz Wilammette and 1/2oz Cascade (bittering)
3. At 30 minutes: Add 1/2oz Wilammette and 1/2oz Cascade
Also add wort chiller to kettle
4. At 45 minutes: Add 1/2 tsp of Irish Moss
5. At 55 minutes: Add 1oz Cascade
6. Flame out at 60 minutes or when boil volume = 5.5g, turn on water for wort chiller.
7. When wort is 70-80F, rack to 6.5g primary fermenter and add yeast.
8. Take sample for OG reading
9. Add rubber stopper, blowoff tube, and overflow jar.


Recipe should give me these specs for the finished product:
OG: 1.053 FG: 1.013 (Style: 1.045 - 1.060)
ABV: 5.21% (Style: 4.5-6%)
IBU: 37.1 (Style: 30-45)
SRM: 7.2 (Style: 5-14)

I'm figuring that if I undershoot or overshoot my gravity it will still work out to be a damn good pale ale. If the double batch sparge turns out to be as efficient as some have claimed, I may need to increase the hops so it doesn't turn out too sweet. Do you see any problems with the process or recipe? Your help is appreciated!

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Old 04-24-2008, 06:44 PM   #2
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Looks good to me.

Keep good notes.

Track how much temp loss you get for that grain bill so your next batch you can adjust the initial strike temp.

Don't drink until your wort is cooling.

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