So for my first all grain batch I decided to go with the BYO SN Torpedo IPA clone recipe that is floating around these boards.
For my countertop system I built and 4 gallon batch size I calculated I needed 11.2 lbs of pale malt (14lb/5G*4G=11.2lb). OG was supposed to come out around 1.070 though both "Homebrew Formulator" and QBrew estimated around 1.079 at 70% efficiency.
Mash & batch sparge went well. I collected 5G of 1.066 wort (and calculated my actual efficiency to be 69%) and boiled for 60minutes. After boil my gravity sample came in at 1.082!
I "no chilled" overnight and pitched 1 sachet of Safale-US56 this morning. I'm hoping the 11g of rehydrated yeast is up to the task of fermenting this batch. Mr.Malty's pitching rate calc. called for 12g. I figured 11g was close enough.
I've read a few horror storied here about high gravity beers stalling out and such. This is my first big beer. I guess I'm just looking for some reassurance that barring any unforeseen problems fermentation will go OK. I let most of my beers stay in primary for two weeks and usually bottle with no secondary. I guess I'll dry hop in primary after two weeks and bottle after another week with the dry hops.
Am I missing something?
What should I keep my eyes out for?
" Why can't I free your doubtful mind and melt your cold cold heart?"
On Deck: "Some Cascade Porterish Thing!"
Primary: "Glen's' Tree Stand, Wicked Brown Ale"
Bottled: "Goodnight Irene; Wicked Amber Ale"