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Old 01-15-2013, 09:33 PM   #571
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This is going to come out with more than that for ABV I am sure . Most of my beers get me buzz off of two of them and two liquor store beers sure would not do that . According to beer smith this will have 6.7% but I am betting on higher if you do a good mash and sparge .
Beer Smith says if you use 10 pounds 2 row and 2 pound victory you get 7.9 % and if just 10 pds 2 row 7.3%
By the way a hydrometer is inaccurate and I believe the ABV is always much higher than it says .
If you hydrometer is inaccurate, try calibrating it in distilled water at 60*. If it's reading 1.000 then it's accurate. So telling someone a hydrometer is inaccurate, is well... inaccurate.

This recipe, if you do it as listed and hit your numbers correct, it'll be 5.5%. A good mash and sparge isn't going to make this any better by much.

You might want to check your Beersmith set up, because 10# of 2 row is only 1.048 gravity if you hit an average 70 something range of efficiency. Even if you ferment it out to a bone dry 1.000, that only gets you around 6%. And you won't be fermenting a Brown out that low on purpose.

By the way if someone is trying to get a nice bready, nutty flavor, and has some Maris Otter on hand, it works well in this beer as well.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:39 PM   #572
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If I wanted to bump this up to about 6% abv what would you guys recommend? Just bump the base malt or a little bit of all.
You'd want to bump mainly the base up, depending on how much higher you wanted go, perhaps the other stuff.

I think this beer is roughly 5.5% as is, so it's close enough to brew as it stands, and see before you change it up.
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:43 AM   #573
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Just made the starter for this today with a couple tweaks...

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Old 01-20-2013, 01:16 AM   #574
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the grain changes look good to me . Bet it tastes great . I am also going to make this one I think next time around as I have enough other beers . I think I will also change it up just a bit . I am thinking of a bit more hop flavor and also was thinking of the maris otter or some british 2 row lager .

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Old 02-02-2013, 09:04 PM   #575
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Drinking this right now.....enjoying it right now.....very good....one of my favorite brews so far.....if you have not made this yet please do so....you will love it.

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I just brewed this today using wlp002. I tend to brew mostly pales and ipas so I'm excited to try a new style.

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If you hydrometer is inaccurate, try calibrating it in distilled water at 60*. If it's reading 1.000 then it's accurate. So telling someone a hydrometer is inaccurate, is well... inaccurate.

This recipe, if you do it as listed and hit your numbers correct, it'll be 5.5%. A good mash and sparge isn't going to make this any better by much.

You might want to check your Beersmith set up, because 10# of 2 row is only 1.048 gravity if you hit an average 70 something range of efficiency. Even if you ferment it out to a bone dry 1.000, that only gets you around 6%. And you won't be fermenting a Brown out that low on purpose.

By the way if someone is trying to get a nice bready, nutty flavor, and has some Maris Otter on hand, it works well in this beer as well.
I did not mean that a hydrometer is an inaccurate way to measure gravity . I meant that it is an inaccurate way of measuring ABV . Is it higher or lower ? I do not know . I forgot .
Beer smith does say 1.048 on 10 pds .
It says for this recipe 9 pounds , Est 1.058 .

If I dug around long enough I could find what mine came out to but I forget what it was . How ever it was damned good and plenty of alcohol . Still got some in the closet conditioning . maybe in another 5 months or so I will drink them also .
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I did not mean that a hydrometer is an inaccurate way to measure gravity . I meant that it is an inaccurate way of measuring ABV . Is it higher or lower ? I do not know . I forgot .
Actually it is an extremely accurate way to measure ABV. Few too many Nut Browns already? Lol.
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I did not mean that a hydrometer is an inaccurate way to measure gravity . I meant that it is an inaccurate way of measuring ABV.
Thats coming from the same guy that said yeast doesn't contribute flavor to a beer.
Heh heh, just breaking your chops MK
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Actually it is an extremely accurate way to measure ABV. Few too many Nut Browns already? Lol.
That is not what I read in a technical paper somewhere . How ever this is accurate as much as possible to your seeing the lines ability (76.08*(OG-FG)/(1.775-OG))*(FG/0.794) But still I say that looking at a simple hydrometer is not accurate although very close . I am sure they make much more accurate hydrometers than the ones sold to most people .
there is no way it can be accurate since temp ranges add more points and they are done in steps of degrees not 10ths or so of degrees and then you have them lines to look at while lining up with water level . It is absolutely impossible for this to be accurate .
but then what do we care about a half of a % of alcohol . I certainly do not . I use the drink test .
Best test ever . Drink four Buds or Pabst or some other wanna be beer from the store and then drink two of your home brew and see which one works best .
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