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Old 07-03-2006, 09:28 PM   #1
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Well, this one's just about in the books. Just waiting for the wort to chill down so I can pitch the starters:

http://www.billy-gray.com/hobbies/re...liviafest.html

Everything went about as smoothly as it could and I hit all my temps and finished in just under 6hrs which ain't bad considering the mash schedule. It will be lagered until the end of Sept/beginning of Oct so at least I've got that part of the timing right! Next year I'll get started in March with everybody else.

Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (Gal): 5.50 Wort Size (Gal): 5.50
Total Grain (Lbs): 11.00
Anticipated OG: 1.056 Plato: 13.91
Anticipated SRM: 6.1
Anticipated IBU: 28.0
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Actual OG: 1.056 Plato: 13.91
Actual FG: 1.012 Plato: 3.07

Alc by Weight: 4.58 by Volume: 5.86 From Measured Gravities.
ADF: 77.9 RDF 64.9 Apparent & Real Degree of Fermentation.

Actual Mash System Efficiency: 72 %
Anticipated Points From Mash: 56.45
Actual Points From Mash: 54.52


Pre-Boil Amounts
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Evaporation Rate: 21.00 Percent Per Hour

Raw Pre-Boil Amounts - only targeted volume/gravity and evaporation
rate taken into account:

Pre-Boil Wort Size: 6.96 Gal
Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.045 SG 11.10 Plato

With sparge water, mash water, additional infusions, vessel losses, top-up
water and evaporation rate recorded in the Water Needed Calculator:

Water Needed Pre-Boil Wort Size: 8.23 Gal
Water Needed Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.038 SG 9.44 Plato


Grain/Extract/Sugar

% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
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63.6 7.00 lbs. Pilsener Germany 1.038 2
36.4 4.00 lbs. Munich Malt Germany 1.037 8

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.


Hops

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
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44.00 g. Hallertau Hersbrucker Whole 4.00 24.5 60 min.
24.00 g. Hallertau Hersbrucker Whole 4.00 3.6 15 min.


Yeast
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WYeast 2124 Bohemian Lager


Mash Schedule
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Mash Name:

Total Grain Lbs: 11.00
Total Water Qts: 14.00 - Before Additional Infusions
Total Water Gal: 3.50 - Before Additional Infusions

Tun Thermal Mass: 0.00
Grain Temp: 75 F


Step Rest Start Stop Heat Infuse Infuse Infuse
Step Name Time Time Temp Temp Type Temp Amount Ratio
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B-G Rest 5 20 104 104 Infuse 108 14.00 1.27
Beta Rest 5 45 140 140 Infuse 210 8.33 2.03
Alpha Rest 45 30 158 158 Decoc 210 7.24 0.65 (Decoc Thickness)
Mash out 5 5 168 168 Decoc 210 5.07 1.50 (Decoc Thickness)


Total Water Qts: 22.33 - After Additional Infusions
Total Water Gal: 5.58 - After Additional Infusions
Total Mash Volume Gal: 6.46 - After Additional Infusions

 
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Old 07-05-2006, 10:41 PM   #2
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Looks sweet. I hope you know that you'll need to convert your turkey-frier back to it's original purpose for a day, so that you can eat whole, deep-fried chickens with your 'fest.
It's tradition, ask anyone!
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Old 07-18-2006, 03:44 AM   #3
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Racked to secondary after a d-rest of several days, FG 1.011, looking good and cooling down.

 
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Old 09-09-2006, 09:56 PM   #4
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Moved it into 'racking position' from the fridge and kicked up a little sediment. Letting it settle for a few hours and then into the keg it goes! Due date is Sept. 29th, but BOTSOBvBG (Bearer of the Spawn of me) says it'll be sooner. I'm not taking any chances and want it to be carb'ed for a toast!

 
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Holy crap! The due date was bang on! That's a first in my books... Wish I could share some of that 'fest with you but I'm off to a little island south of Miami on the 7th...
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Old 10-03-2006, 03:49 AM   #6
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How is that Oktoberfest treating you

Can't go wrong with that malt bill: Pilsner and Munic.

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How is that Oktoberfest treating you

Can't go wrong with that malt bill: Pilsner and Munic.

Kai
Treating me to about 2 pints at the moment. IMHO it came out really well, although I'll probably go with AB's dark Munich malt next time which in reality is only 8-10L, not the 25-30L stuff. It's a bit lighter than I was expecting, but I think at the light end of the Oktoberfest range. Maltiness is right, and I think the IBU's are perfect for this one. I'm fairly impressed with my first lager, but there's definitely plenty of room for improvement. Thanks for turning my on to them!

 
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Holy crap! The due date was bang on! That's a first in my books... Wish I could share some of that 'fest with you but I'm off to a little island south of Miami on the 7th...
Yep, they called the 29th, and 29th it was. Definitely the American in her and not the Mexican (regarding her punctuality).

Have fun on the island and keep your bunghole covered!

 
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This is actually pretty good stuff. I hope BOSTON and Walker actually drop by before it's gone so I can get some sort of objective opinion. The in-laws are keeping me on it pretty heavy!

 
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Old 10-20-2006, 01:38 AM   #10
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I will be by to sample your Okto...ah...I mean see your new baby this weekend, if that's Ok

 
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