Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Extract Brewing > Headcracker
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-25-2009, 07:05 PM   #1
CATFISHER74
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: ST.CHARLES, IL
Posts: 159
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default Headcracker

I want to try making this so what kind and how much of malt should i add to make a full 5 gallons?
http://monsterbrew.com/Prod_HeadcrackerAle.cfm

__________________

I wish it were winter so we could freeze it into ice blocks and skate on it and melt it in the spring time and drink it!

CATFISHER74 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-25-2009, 07:20 PM   #2
Grizzlybrew
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Grizzlybrew's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Douglasville, GA
Posts: 1,197
Liked 13 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

...need more information... what kind of extract is included? What is targeted gravity for the 3.5? Are you also considering the hops (or is that figured out already).

The math is:

3.5 gal of (OG-1*1000) = (?)GU in 3.5 gal of wort --> GU-35

5 gal of (OG-1*1000) = (?)GU in 5 gal of wort --> GU-5

GU-5 minus GU-35 = GU difference

(GU difference)/(gravity pts. per lb. of malt) = Lbs. of malt needed.

I believe that is all right. I don't really feel like going back to check it too closely. Any takers?...

__________________
On Deck
perhaps a line of single hop IPA's - there's so many new hops out there!!!
Grizzlybrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-25-2009, 07:27 PM   #3
CATFISHER74
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: ST.CHARLES, IL
Posts: 159
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

There site does not give anymore info then the monster one.
Did notice they sell beer in a box like wine.

__________________

I wish it were winter so we could freeze it into ice blocks and skate on it and melt it in the spring time and drink it!

CATFISHER74 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-26-2009, 01:53 PM   #4
Grizzlybrew
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Grizzlybrew's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Douglasville, GA
Posts: 1,197
Liked 13 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Yeah...

I've never bought the boxed kits, but from reading other people's posts, it seems like most kits include an info sheet that will give you expected OG - I'm not sure about IBU.

Two options, you could simply weigh the bag of extract they include and add 43% more extract or 3 lbs. (since 5 is 43% more than 3.5). Or...

The math:
Let's say the kit is supposed to have an OG of 1.090 at 3.5 gal

1.090 * 3.5 g = 315 BU

1.090 * 5 g = 450 BU <-- this is what you're shooting for

450 - 315 = 135 GU diff <-- so, this is what you have to make up with the addition

135 BU / 45 (ppg of DME) = 3 lbs. of DME <-- amount of extract needed to match OG with 5 gal batch

Like I said, you will need to adjust the hopping also. I'm not sure what volume you are boiling, but you could do roughly the same math and just bump up the amount of hops for each addition by a constant math. Unfortunately, the appropriate amount could be anywhere from 35% to 50%, depending on several factors (boil vol, wort gravity, etc.)

__________________
On Deck
perhaps a line of single hop IPA's - there's so many new hops out there!!!
Grizzlybrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools