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Old 03-03-2007, 07:52 PM   #1
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Default First All grain attempt in 1 hour

have been a longtime lurker here and am looking for feedback. I am fairly new to brewing, having done 5 extract batches in the past few months, and am going all grain today.

I hope you can help me with 2 things.
1. Does my recipe look ok?
2. Is it ok to pour my wort after the boil/cooling down-into the carboy i just bottled from yesterday? For sanitation i imediately sealed it up. I left a little of the 6.5% abv alc on top of the yeast/trub to hopefully cut down on infection potential. has anyone done this before? And is it fairly safe to do this?

Winter Heatwave French Roast Imp Stout
Brew Type: All Grain Date: 3/3/2007
Style: Russian Imperial Stout Brewer: Ken
Batch Size: 5.25 gal
Boil Volume: 6.71 gal Boil Time: 60 min
Brewhouse Efficiency: 68.0 % Equipment: Brew Pot (7.5 gal) and Cooler (48 qt)


Ingredients Amount Item Type % or IBU
14.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 78.5 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 5.6 %
1.00 lb Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 5.6 %
1.00 lb Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM) Grain 5.6 %
0.50 lb Black (Patent) Malt (500.0 SRM) Grain 2.8 %
0.33 lb Coffee-French Roast (3.0 SRM) Grain 1.9 %
1.00 oz Northern Brewer [8.50%] (60 min) Hops 22.4 IBU
1.00 oz Northern Brewer [8.50%] (40 min) Hops 19.6 IBU
1.00 oz Simcoe [13.00%] (10 min) Hops 12.4 IBU
0.25 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
0.25 oz Vanilla extract (Boil 0.0 min) Misc
0.50 oz Anise, Star (Boil 15.0 min) Misc
2 Pkgs Nottingham (Danstar #-) Yeast-Ale

Beer Profile Estimated Original Gravity: 1.080 SG (1.075-1.100 SG) Measured
Estimated Final Gravity: 1.019 SG (1.018-1.034 SG)
Estimated Color: 54.2 SRM (30.0-45.0 SRM)
Bitterness: 54.4 IBU (50.0-95.0 IBU) Alpha Acid Units: 3.2 AAU
Estimated Alcohol by Volume: 8.0 % (8.0-13.0 %)
Actual Calories: 410 cal/pint


Mash Profile Name: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge Mash Tun Weight: 9.00 lb
Mash Grain Weight: 17.83 lb Mash PH: 5.4 PH
Grain Temperature: 72.0 F Sparge Temperature: 170.0 F
Sparge Water: 3.53 gal Adjust Temp for Equipment: TRUE

Name Description Step Temp Step Time
Mash In Add 22.28 qt of water at 169.5 F 154.0 F 60 min


Mash Notes
Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).



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Old 03-03-2007, 08:08 PM   #2
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You got my mouth watering.

to answer your second...YES go for it.

Lot of AG virgins popping today. Way to go.



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LOL...holy crap, is this like a "First AG" record setting day?

Good luck, if you need help, we'll get you through it.

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Ingredients Amount Item Type % or IBU
14.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 78.5 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 5.6 %
1.00 lb Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 5.6 %
1.00 lb Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM) Grain 5.6 %
0.50 lb Black (Patent) Malt (500.0 SRM) Grain 2.8 %
0.33 lb Coffee-French Roast (3.0 SRM) Grain 1.9 %
WOW! That is a huge beer.

How big is your mash tun / cooler?

An 18lb grain bill on your first AG? My hat is off to you.

Advice...enjoy...take pictures...share pictures...

Your recipe looks great.
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WOW! That is a huge beer.

How big is your mash tun / cooler?

An 18lb grain bill on your first AG? My hat is off to you.

Advice...enjoy...take pictures...share pictures...

Your recipe looks great.

I was thinking the same thing-that's a big beer! Not that there's anything wrong with jumping in with both feet!!!Your carboy is going to be busy awhile with that one..........
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WOW! That is a huge beer.

How big is your mash tun / cooler?

An 18lb grain bill on your first AG? My hat is off to you.

Advice...enjoy...take pictures...share pictures...

Your recipe looks great.
It is 48 qt Igloo cooler and is about half full with the grains...so i think there will barely be room for the 6 gallons of water if i can add right?
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It is 48 qt Igloo cooler and is about half full with the grains...so i think there will barely be room for the 6 gallons of water if i can add right?
If it's not too late...did you add all the grains into the cooler yet?

If not, you'll instead want to add the water and grains in "layers".

3 inches of water...some grain...3 inches of water...some grains and so on.

It'll make stirring up the mash a lot easier.
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Am I the only one who did a simple pale ale for their first AG?
Props to the OP for the brass cajones.



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