Originally Posted by lukem5
I just brewed a 5g batch of this and used 2 oz of amarillo on this batch. I think I may have added too many hops for the beer style, as I forgot to half the recipe when it came to hops...
My propane ran out after about an hour of boiling, but I did get a 90 min mash in.
OG was 1.042
I think my efficiency was up to par.
I also added a half lb of carapils to this recipe.
I also am using wlp029 I heard this stuff gives a great finish if kept low fermenting
I will let yall know how it turns out, the airlock is bubbling a little now and it smells gooooood. I think this will turn out alright, its my first all grain and from the reviews it seems like you can't go wrong with this recipe!
Although the attentuation is a problem I should have forseen, I did not add yeast nutrient, so well see if she goes down or not.
She went down from 1.042 to 1.004, I could have let her sit a lil longer but I couldn't wait, she was already in sec. for 2 weeks. (using kolsch yeast wlp029)
And I am confused as to how to calculate attenuation...
[(OG-FG)/(OG-1)] x 100
So thats [(1.042-1.004)/(1.042-1)] x 100 =
.038/.042 X 100 = 90.4
So thats 90% attenuation???!?!? that seems VERY high??? am I doing it wrong??
white labs says this attenuates from 72-78 %
Any help greatly appreciated!
Back to non-math beer loving reality the beer looks like it turned out great, I tasted it and I think its gonna be good when its carbed. I got the "corny" taste people are talking about, but I like it, then again I like pabst too.
The amarillo paired very well with this recipe.
It is in the fridge right now with gelatin finings to make it nice n clear
ill be bottling tonight after 4 days in the fridge, it looks pretty clear to me.