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Old 07-23-2009, 08:37 AM   #1
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Default First AG - Stone Ruination IPA Clone

Well I did my first all grain batch .. Here's my recipe:

11.2 lb - American Pale 2-row
1 lb - Crystal 40L
1 lb - Munich 10L
1 lb - Carapils

1.75 oz Nugget (12.3% AA) @ 60 Min
1.00 oz Centennial (8.3% AA) @ 30 Min
1.00 oz Centennial (8.3% AA) @ 10 Min
1.00 oz Centennial (8.3% AA) @ 1 Min

Dry Hop 2.0 oz Centennial (8.3% AA) in Secondary

Mash Temp: 152F
Batch Sparged 4.5 gallons @ 197 F

Varlouf'd at mash but forgot to at sparge

Pre-Boil Wort: 7 Gallons
Boil Time: 60 Min

Expected Gravity: 1.073
Original Gravity: 1.050
Efficiency: 68%

Yeast: 3 Packets of Safale US-05 (First time using dry yeast) pitched dry.
-- Started fermenting within an hour of pitching.

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There you have it.. I guess its not too bad.. for 68% on my first try ... I expected my efficiency to be alot worse. Tasted some wort at the end of the 60 minute boil.. nicely bitter.. can't wait till its kegged.

All grain is a lot more work than extract, but I feel like I had more control over the whole process. Overall I liked it and it was easier than I thought it would be.


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Old 07-23-2009, 10:34 AM   #2
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Recipe sounds great and congrats on your first all grain. I've done about 15 all grain batches now and efficiency is always around 72% which isn't too high but at least i've got it consistent. I blame this on buying precrushed grain.

the process just becomes natural and easy after a while and you cant find ways to cut down you brew time.


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Recipe sounds great and congrats on your first all grain. I've done about 15 all grain batches now and efficiency is always around 72% which isn't too high but at least i've got it consistent. I blame this on buying precrushed grain.

the process just becomes natural and easy after a while and you cant find ways to cut down you brew time.
Thanks! I'm not too worried about screwing the process up a bit, this was my "get the process down" session, and I'll fine tune it when I do my next one (next wednesday). I was pretty excited when I saw the yeast going at it within the first hour of pitching it, I'm used to it taking 12 - 24 hours to start.

Only thing that sucks is how long its going to take before I can drink my first glass
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It'll get smoother and smoother for you. I remember thinking that I was going to get really bad efficiency on my first go too. I got 76%. A couple more times and I'm sure you'll be in the upper 70s/low 80s after you tweak the process. Hot as balls in Corona about now, huh?
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The worst part of AG brewing is cleaning up.
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The worst part of AG brewing is cleaning up.
It's also the worst part of extract brewing.
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I'm halfway through drinking my first batch of Ruination clone. It's the best batch I've done yet by far, and tastes very similar to the original. It's also the simplest beer I've done: the grain bill only consisted of 2 Row and 1 lb Crystal 40L (no Carapils and no Munich).

Next weekend I'll be doing my first Pliny clone...
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Congrats on your first AG, sounds like it went well, but I'm curious how you decided on three packs of Yeast? One should be sufficient. Just hate to see anyone wasting their money.
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The worst part of AG brewing is cleaning up.
I just did my first batches last weekend and I think cleaning AG is easier, just hose it all off, soap things up a bit, rinse.

The hose makes it all easy whereas an extract has been in the kitchen for me so it's just faucet and gf-swmbo hates the mess i make.
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I found these links very helpful if you haven't seen them yet.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f36/atte...brewers-30466/

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f36/maxi...parging-77125/

Nice job. I love Ruination too. Edit: also you don't need to pitch so many dry packets for such a low OG. You would've been fine pitching just one. Rehydrating them helps too.


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