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Old 03-27-2011, 02:10 PM   #11
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Should I up the amount of grains or leave it as it is?

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Old 03-27-2011, 02:25 PM   #12
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I'm not that familiar with PM. I went straight from extract to all-grain and haven't looked back. I think you're right though.

Someone here will be able to help you more with PM formulations.

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Old 03-27-2011, 02:37 PM   #13
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I keep tweaking the recipe to make it closer to what I think a partial mash recipe should be... Any suggestions folks? Stick with the last recipe or go with this one?

Panther Pale Ale
Partial Mash
5 gallons

Color: 9 SRM
Bitterness: 39 IBU
Est. OG: 1.055
Est. FG: 1.010

4lb 8 oz American 2-row
1lb American Crystal 40L
3lb Light DME

3 gallon boil
Est. SG: 1.092
Efficiency: 70%

1oz Chinook (60min)
1oz Cascade (15min)
1oz Cluster (Flameout)

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I use partial mash all the time. One thing I have learned, is to make the partial mash as large as you can in order to maintain steady temperatures.

If you just mash 2 lbs of grain, you will only be using about 2.5 quarts of liquid, which can be difficult to keep at a steady temperature.

I generally do 5 lbs of grain, use 6.5 quarts of water and have no problem maintaining temperature. I think the larger volume is easier to mash.

Recipe looks good. Something to think about to get a little more complexity, would be to split the Cascade and Cluster into 4 x 0.5 ozs additions at 15, 10, 5 and 0. You could even alternate Cascade-Cluster-Cascade-Cluster.

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Old 03-27-2011, 03:08 PM   #15
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Thanks Calder. I'll definitely go with the larger grain amounts and will keep the complexity tips in mind when I brew. I am using BeerRecipator so it only gives me a little bit of flexibility on what I can do with the recipe.

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Old 03-27-2011, 03:09 PM   #16
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Can I not use the 2-row for a partial mash recipe? I was planning on using a partial mash brewing process this time around.

Edit: After going through other partial mash recipes, I am noticing that the difference in grain amounts between a partial mash recipe and an extract with steeping grains recipe is that the partial mash recipes has larger amounts of grain. Is this a correct observation? If this is correct, I am assuming I need to up my grain amounts to alter my recipe for the partial mash procedure?
You could add another pound of grain for sure. My partial mashes are around 6 pounds LME and 2 to 3 pounds of grain and I'm getting around 1.055-1.060 OGs. Make sure you leave enough room in you boil pot for the sparge water! I forgot to do that the first one I did and had to dump some out. :-( Also, I've just started using S-05 with good results.
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