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Old 02-23-2007, 06:27 PM   #1
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OK, I realized SWMBO is out with her girlfriends tonight, so I decided to brew. What's my inaugral all grain going to be? Why, Vanilla Caramel Cream Ale, of course.

I'm stoked. Popped the yeast when I got back to the parking lot, so I should be able to rock it out tonight.

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Old 02-23-2007, 06:55 PM   #2
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Congrats! Welcome to the Club, the AG Club! I was going to do a Hefe this weekend, but I just tapped my second Haus Ale, and WOW, that's a tasty beer. I'm glad the Stone Runinations from last night wore off.

I'm now going to brew up a several keg supply of Haus Ale to go along with the stock of Apfelwein before working on other beers.

In the mean time, you'll need to update your recipe for AG when you get a chance.

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In the mean time, you'll need to update your recipe for AG when you get a chance.
That's a negatory, Ed buddy. I can't answer questions about all grain, let alone questions like "My LHBS is out of grain. Can I use cocoa puffs?"
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Just put it in the database and ignore it.
It's not nice to not share a good recipe.
And good luck with the AG session. You'll love it.

What boiling set up do you have?

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Just put it in the database and ignore it.
It's not nice to not share a good recipe.
And good luck with the AG session. You'll love it.

What boiling set up do you have?
44 qt turkey fryer set up with a ball-lock spout installed, a 10 gallon MLT, a copper manifold and a CFC which I don't think I'll need since I have a snow bank in myfront and back yard. I'm going to try the Next Day Aeration theory to see if it improves fermentation.
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That's a negatory, Ed buddy. I can't answer questions about all grain, let alone questions like "My LHBS is out of grain. Can I use cocoa puffs?"
So how are you going to brew an AG version of it tonight if you don't have the recipe figured out?

Are the grains bought/crushed yet?
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So how are you going to brew an AG version of it tonight if you don't have the recipe figured out?

Are the grains bought/crushed yet?
If Cheese is anything like me, He'll put the Sparge water on, run to the PC do 20 minutes searching, tinkering and figuring and have a recipe by the time the sparge water is ready
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So how are you going to brew an AG version of it tonight if you don't have the recipe figured out?

Are the grains bought/crushed yet?
I figured out a recipe and bought the grains. I'm going with 7 pounds of 2 row, 2.5 pounds of wheat and 1 pound of Caramel 60L. No clue how it'll turn out. How much water should I start with for a 5 gallon batch?
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It depends on how long you are going to boil for, the intensity of the boil.

Most set ups seem to have an evaporation rate of 10-15% per hour.

On top of that you need to know/guess/consider....

The amount of water absorbed by the grain.
The amount of wort left in your mash tun dead space.
The amount of wort absorbed by the hops.
The amount of water left in the kettle dead space.
The amount of trub left in primary.

I'm afraid I can help on a 5 gallon batch. I go for 5 gallon UK which is 6 gallon US

But for my system I go for 30L (8 gallon us) in the kettle preboil for a comfortable 23l in the fermenter. (6 gallon (us))

To get the 30L in the Kettle I mash with around 14l (~4 gal) and sparge with up to 24l. (~6 gallon)

These figure are from the top of my head after a few beers and not calculated. It obviously varies with the amount of grain.

Your first run will be a guess and allow you work out/measure all of these. I's an ideal opportunity to take notes for future use.

It'll make the 2nd time more of a known factor than a guess.

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How much water should I start with for a 5 gallon batch?
3-1/2 to 4 gallons for the mash and about the same for the sparge. You will want at least 6 gallons of wort for the boil.
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