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Old 01-05-2010, 06:24 PM   #21
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Just ordered the ingredients for this batch @ Brewmaster's Warehouse!! I had to make some hop substitutions; I went with all Spalt hops because I figured they were pretty noble, they were close in AA, and I was too lazy to search for very long.

edit: Just noticed you used Spalt hops in the finishing... I thought you were Hallertau all the way through, I feel better about my substitution now.

edit2: Did you make any water adjustments?

I just found Mosher's Ideal Pale Lager and will probably aim for it:
Ca=21, SO4=21, Mg=5.2, Na=18, Cl=16, CO3=51, Hardness=74, Alkalinity=69

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Old 01-06-2010, 04:24 PM   #22
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Did you make any water adjustments?

I just found Mosher's Ideal Pale Lager and will probably aim for it:
Ca=21, SO4=21, Mg=5.2, Na=18, Cl=16, CO3=51, Hardness=74, Alkalinity=69
I use the powdered version of campden tablets to help with the chlorine and add the Ph5.2 product.

Spalt hops will be just fine in this. Good luck with this brew!
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Old 01-10-2010, 06:34 PM   #23
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I am about to hit the boil on this beer. I hit about 1.048 pre-boil gravity. I am adjusting the bittering hops to put me close to 95% efficiency. What was your original recipe's efficiency calibrated to? I need to start adjusting recipes I suppose

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Old 01-10-2010, 07:12 PM   #24
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I usually get around 70% efficiency and I don't usually measure pre-boil gravity. Did you adjust your reading for temperature? I wouldn't worry too much, good light cream and blonde ales are often over 1.040 in OG.

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Yeah, I'm using an ATC Refractometer. I'm not too worried about the gravity, I adjusted the IBUs up to 24 to countact the increased OG. I am going to ferment really cool and am hoping to enter this beer in the Premium American Lager style in an upcoming competition.

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Old 01-21-2010, 05:42 PM   #26
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You could always use brown rice if you were worried about husk material. Or you could use the indian basmati method of washing and rinsing the rice to prevent starchy stickiness.

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Old 02-01-2010, 12:35 PM   #27
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Beersmith is telling me 1.042 for 5.5g @ 75%. For 1032 I'd be hitting 56%.

Its saying 1033 for the grain only.

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For a 6 gallon batch size @65% efficiency, beersmith estimates an OG of 1.034. I ended up with a batch of a little over 6 gallons, hence the slightly lower OG.

Of course, you should adjust the recipe to fit your process and tastes.

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I looked back at my beersmith records and in the five batches of this that I've brewed, OG has ranged from 1.032 to 1.036 and FG from 1.000 to 1.002.

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In the top header part of your description you have it as 5.5, I didn't notice in the bottom spec area you have it as 6. That pretty much makes up the difference.

This ones penciled in about 3 brews down the line.

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