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Old 12-29-2007, 10:32 PM   #1
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This was my first All grain try
I done a batch sparge dont know what I done wrong. followed beersmith program to a T...


all cascade apa
American Pale Ale


Type: All Grain
Date: 12/21/2007
Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Brewer: DOWN HOME BREWERY (mike vernon)
Boil Size: 6.41 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Brew Pot (7.5 gal) and Cooler (48 qt)
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 54.00
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Ingredients

Amount Item Type % or IBU
9.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 90.00 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 10.00 %
1.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (60 min) Hops 33.0 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (30 min) Hops 8.4 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (15 min) Hops 5.5 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (5 min) Hops 2.2 IBU
0.25 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
0.50 oz Orange Peel, Sweet (Boil 5.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056) Yeast-Ale



Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.054SG
Measured Original Gravity: 1.039 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.009 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.005 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 3.84 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 4.42 %
Bitterness: 49.0 IBU Calories: 168 cal/pint
Est Color: 9.8 SRM Color: Color


Mash Profile

Mash Name: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge Total Grain Weight: 10.00 lb
Sparge Water: 4.74 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F TunTemperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE Mash PH: 5.4 PH

Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 12.50 qt of water at 165.9 F 154.0 F



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

Carbonation Type: Corn Sugar Volumes of CO2: 2.4
Pressure/Weight: 3.8 oz Carbonation Used: -
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 60.0 F Age for: 28.0 days
Storage Temperature: 52.0 F

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Old 12-29-2007, 11:17 PM   #2
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Could it have been my tap water. I did not test the PH I just added 1 tsp of gypsum to it. Also my water has chlorine in it. IS THIS THE PROB ! one thing about it is a Bad brew day is better than a good day at work. LOL


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Old 12-30-2007, 12:25 AM   #3
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It will be light and tasty. Did you stir before you lautered? Did you stir the sparge at 168F. You want as much sugar as you can get.

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Old 12-30-2007, 12:43 AM   #4
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Yes I did, should the batch sparge solution be 168 or should the sparge water be 168.
After I added the 168 deg.water it settled at 158

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Old 12-30-2007, 01:03 AM   #5
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Bring the sparge water up to 180F and it will equilize into the grain to about 165. Also try breaking the batch sparge infusion into two equal batches (half the volume each). Pour it in, stir, recirculate two quarts, drain. Pour in, stir, recirculate, drain.

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Old 12-30-2007, 01:22 AM   #6
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Sparge water wasn't hot enough!!!! I'll do it right on this one tomorrow

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Type: All Grain
Date: 12/16/2007
Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Brewer: DOWN HOME BREWERY (mike vernon)
Boil Size: 6.41 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Brew Pot (7.5 gal) and Cooler (48 qt)
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 68.00
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Ingredients

Amount Item Type % or IBU
9.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 87.80 %
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 4.88 %
0.50 lb Honey Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 4.88 %
0.25 lb Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 2.44 %
0.50 oz Fuggles [4.50 %] (60 min) Hops 8.2 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (60 min) Hops 10.1 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (15 min) Hops 5.0 IBU
0.50 oz Fuggles [4.50 %] (5 min) Hops 1.6 IBU
0.25 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
10.00 gm Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Mash 60.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056) Yeast-Ale



Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.050 SG
Measured Original Gravity: 1.010 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.012 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.005 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.97 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 0.65 %
Bitterness: 25.0 IBU Calories: 43 cal/pint
Est Color: 14.5 SRM Color: Color


Mash Profile

Mash Name: Single Infusion, Medium Body Total Grain Weight: 10.25 lb
Sparge Water: 2.89 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F TunTemperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE Mash PH: 5.4 PH

Single Infusion, Medium Body Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 12.81 qt of water at 165.9 F 154.0 F
10 min Mash Out Add 7.18 qt of water at 196.6 F 168.0 F



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

Carbonation Type: Corn Sugar Volumes of CO2: 2.4
Pressure/Weight: 3.8 oz Carbonation Used: -
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 60.0 F Age for: 28.0 days
Storage Temperature: 52.0 F

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used us-05 dry yeast ordered from austin homebrew on 12/24/07 along with an all cascade apa

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Old 12-30-2007, 01:46 AM   #7
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Are you sure you're not confusing "Brewhouse Efficiency" with "Efficiency into Boiler"? I ask because I ran your numbers through Beersmith and came up with 54% for Brewhouse Efficiency and 69.2% into the boiler. The way I understand it, Brewhouse Efficiency is for the entire brewing process and takes into account water loss whereas the Efficiency into the Boiler is strictly for the mash process.

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Old 12-30-2007, 01:52 AM   #8
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brewhouse my sg was 1.034

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Is 1.034 the hydrometer reading from before or after the boil? If it is from before the boil you will want to put that number into the "OG into Boiler" box. The "Actual OG" box in the Brewhouse Efficiency based on Volume will be for the gravity of the wort after the boil.

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Those two numbers should be pretty close unless you leave a bunch of wort behind in the kettle (soaked up in hops, etc). You don't lose sugar to evaporation so boiloff doesn't come into play.

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