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Yuri_Rage 04-20-2007 02:41 AM

Pistols 'n Pesos Southwestern Wheat
Pistols 'n Pesos Southwestern Wheat
...been listening to Banditos by the Refreshments...

American Wheat by request of my BMC drinking friends

Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.0

14 lbs German Wheat Malt
13 lbs German Pilsner (2 Row)
1 lbs 8.0 oz Rice Hulls
1 lbs 8.0 oz Desert Blossom Honey (at flameout)
2.25 oz Tettnang (60 min)
White Labs #WLP320 Yeast - American Hefeweizen Ale

Mash: 48 quarts water to 30.5 lbs grain

Acid Rest: 99.0 F 20 min
Protein Rest: 122.0 F 30 min
Maltose Rest: 147.0 F 90 min
Decoct 11.51 qt of mash and boil it
Saccharification: 160.0 F 70 min (temp should be achieved by adding decocted mash)
Mash Out: 170.0 F 10 min

Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.3 %

Serve with a slice of lime (on the side, please, not in the beer) on a hot New Mexico day.

Yuri_Rage 05-27-2007 09:09 PM

Just pulled my first decoction ever with this brew. For those who are afraid...don't be. I eyeballed the amount to decoct, boiled gently for about 25 mins (during the last 25 mins of my rest at 147), and added it back to the mash. Undershot 160 by a few degrees, but that's what the steam rig is for.

Now, just cross your fingers for me that I don't get a stuck sparge since I couldn't get rice hulls in time for brew day. I'm guessing the barley hulls will create enough of a filter bed - the mash is well mixed.

Yuri_Rage 05-28-2007 04:31 AM

85% efficiency!!! Woohoo!!!

No problems with the sparge, even without rice hulls. Wort smells/tastes great!

FSR402 05-06-2008 02:39 AM

Am I reading this right? 15 gal batch? Damn, you going to make me get off my ass and get that 30 gal kettle aren't you...:rockin:

scinerd3000 05-19-2008 08:44 AM

how o you do a decoction mash with 15 gallons. DAMN! thats alot of liquid to work with

Yuri_Rage 05-19-2008 09:35 PM

I did the decoction in a spare 9 gallon kettle.

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