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Old 10-24-2011, 02:14 PM   #41
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so it did! cheers guys .

I'll post back after i make and drink a batch!
The grain bill and mash schedule for this is fantastic. You will get a nice malty ale......let us know how it goes.
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Old 10-26-2011, 05:39 PM   #42
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This is correct. Beersmith will calculate the decoction volumes for you.
Whats the mash profil you use in beersmith? I'm seeing single mash light body profile that hits 148 degrees but it won't fit in my mashtun as it need 10+(have a 9gal). And when looking at the fermentation tab,it says est. ABV 7-8% meas ABV 4.7%(wich is low for the style of beer.
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Old 10-26-2011, 07:17 PM   #43
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Whats the mash profil you use in beersmith? I'm seeing single mash light body profile that hits 148 degrees but it won't fit in my mashtun as it need 10+(have a 9gal). And when looking at the fermentation tab,it says est. ABV 7-8% meas ABV 4.7%(wich is low for the style of beer.

Sorry man, I can't help you there. It sounds like a PEBCAC issue.

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You just need to tinker with beersmith a bit and get used to it.
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Old 10-26-2011, 07:22 PM   #44
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Ok so if i follow the joy of homebrewing guide.

1quart per pound of grain=17 quarts for the 17.25 lbs of grains
8.5 gal for sparging.

Is this what you used when doing this recipe?

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Old 10-27-2011, 12:26 PM   #45
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Ok so if i follow the joy of homebrewing guide.

1quart per pound of grain=17 quarts for the 17.25 lbs of grains
8.5 gal for sparging.

Is this what you used when doing this recipe?
6 gallon batch:

total water needed= 10.77 gallons
Strike water = 5.74 gallons
Sparge water = 5.03 gallons

This was in my system at 1.33 quarts a pound.
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:51 PM   #46
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We're going to try this recipe. Sounds great, and like the idea of making it subtly hop forward.

One question: We usually only have American 2 Row. would you recommend 2 row as a grain substitute? If not, any other suggestions? Many thanks!

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Old 10-28-2011, 09:54 PM   #47
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We're going to try this recipe. Sounds great, and like the idea of making it subtly hop forward.

One question: We usually only have American 2 Row. would you recommend 2 row as a grain substitute? If not, any other suggestions? Many thanks!
You can always sub 2row for Marris Otter or Golden Promise... it just won't be AS rich and malty.
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:23 PM   #48
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brewed this last night. oversparged by almost 2 gallons (whoops! no idea how that happened!) so I had to take extreme measures to hit the OG. I took about 1.5 gal of the extra sparge, boiled it down on my stove to about 0.5 gallons while the hops and main boil happened outside on the propane. Added it back together at the end of the boil, hit 1.071.

[I would have just boiled it all on propane for an extra hour before adding hops to get it to the right volume, but it was already super late, propane tanks were almost empty and I had to keep alternating between them as they froze. it was cold last night.]

now i'm trying to figure out what it's going to taste like .

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now i'm trying to figure out what it's going to taste like .
It's probably going to taste awesome. I carmelized my first runnings last Saturday for a scotch ale, and that's the only way to fly IMO. You used the seconds, but it still is going to have a flavor intensifying effect. You probably should have gotten a little better efficiency than you did with the extra sparge water, but that's probably fine.
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It's probably going to taste awesome. I carmelized my first runnings last Saturday for a scotch ale, and that's the only way to fly IMO. You used the seconds, but it still is going to have a flavor intensifying effect. You probably should have gotten a little better efficiency than you did with the extra sparge water, but that's probably fine.
I got it crushed at the LHBS, and I was using year-old marris otter (stored decently), so that might be why I my efficiency wasn't any better. But I also ended up with 7.5 gallons into the fermenter instead of the 7.1 that beersmith predicted, so it would've been the right OG if I had gotten it boiled down all the way

all in all, lots of little mistakes, but the beer should still be delicious fermentation took off like a rocket.
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