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Old 01-31-2013, 01:45 AM   #461
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3 weeks and 3 days in primary @ 70 and still bubbling away. OG was high. Would you:
A. Keg it
B. take gravity and see
C. Wait till weekend and keg

 
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:13 AM   #462
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3 weeks and 3 days in primary @ 70 and still bubbling away. OG was high. Would you:
A. Keg it
B. take gravity and see
C. Wait till weekend and keg
Take the gravity an wait a few days, if it remains the same your at your FG. I'd be patient and give in a few days or a week. What yeast did you use?
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:44 PM   #463
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9.1 lbs CMC Pale
9.0 lbs Flaked Wheat
1.0 lbs Flaked Oats
1.0 lbs Rice Hulls

1.75oz US Goldings @ 60min
1.15oz Crushed Coriander @5min (was suppose to be more but i dropped the bowl)
.75 Sweet Peel @ 5min
.75 Bitter peel @ 5min

5 Gallons with WL 400
5 Gallons with WL East Coast

1.049 OG

 
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:56 PM   #464
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Long time lurker, first post. I made this recipe for my first AG batch following the original instructions except I used 5lb of flaked wheat and 5lb of pale ale malt (I bought 5lb of each and was worried about efficiency for my first batch, so I used it all).

Everything went perfect, I hit all my mash temps and volumes, 154 for the mash and 168 sparge.

I measured a pre-boil gravity of 1.034 for 6.5 gallons. After my boil I ended up with just over 5 gallons, but ended up with a gravity of 1.050! Does this make sense? I calculated my brewhouse efficiency to be 65% (brewersfriend.com) which is lower than the recipe calls (75%) for but I ended up with a much higher OG than the recipe calls for?

I checked my final gravity reading several times, so my pre-boil gravity reading must have been erroneous right? I corrected my readings for temp, and took them at 70*

 
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:02 AM   #465
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An easy way to calculate the gravity points is to take the reading 1.034 and consider it 34 gravity points per gallon. So when you measure 1.034 for 6.5 gallons then you would have 34 gravity points/gallon multiplied by 6.5 gallons equaling 221 total gravity points. Now those gravity points won't go up or down as they are just a total of all the sugars in the liquid. When you reduce the 6.5 gallons down to 5 gallons from boiling off 1.5 gallons of water you still have 221 total gravity points but now only 5 gallons. Take 221 divided by 5 gallons and you get 44.2 or a gravity reading of 1.044.

So your pre-boil gravity reading of 1.034 seems too low if you are sure that the FG reading is the accurate one. So if you have a gravity reading of 1.050 for 5 gallons then your pre-boil gravity reading with 6.5 gallons should've been 1.038-1.039 (250 points divided by 6.5 gallons). Does that make sense? I hope so! Welcome aboard!
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:34 PM   #466
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Can I use rahr red wheat malt for this?
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:38 PM   #467
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Bottled this last night. I used WLP 410 instead of WLP 400. I tasted the sample at room temp and it was very good, but with a bit more banana flavor than I had planned. I think it will still be very good! I will brew this again, for sure.

 
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:16 PM   #468
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Can I use rahr red wheat malt for this?
Yes. Remember the rollers need to be set narrower for this smaller, harder kernel. Rahr Red Wheat is an excellent wheat malt for this recipe.

 
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:55 PM   #469
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Did everyone do a full boil on this recipe? I don't have a wort chiller, so I do partial boils. Any modification to the original recipe if I do the partial?

I'm thinking of using Safbrew WB-06 too.

 
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:24 PM   #470
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I'm not necessarily trying to clone blue moon but simply want a ballpark representation of the style. My LHBS doesn't have bitter orange peel specially dried and packaged for brewing, so would using fresh orange peels in 10ish minutes of the boil be an acceptable substitute?

 
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