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Old 02-04-2012, 05:42 PM   #1
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Default 4th Brew Today, 2/4/12- Weihenstaphaner Dunkel

Doing 1-Gallon BIAB batch of this recipe:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f70/weih...l-clone-42549/

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Malts and Fermentables:
Pilsner Malt- 0.91lb
Wheat Malt- 0.91lb
Honey Malt- 0.18lb
Special B- 0.18lb

Strike temp 157
Mash temp 153 for 1 hr

Hops:
Mt. Hood- 0.18oz @ 60 min.

Boil 1 hr

Yeast:
Wyeast 3068 - (Per Mr. Malty- #Vials or packs needed without starter: 0.5)

Target SG: 1.057
My SG (after adding any top off water mixed thoroughly with wort): ??? (still boiling)

I noticed that the strike water temp might've been a degree too high. Once I added the grains, it only dropped to 154. Further, after 1 hour of mashing (in a closed oven turned off, wrapped in towels), it seems like I was only at around 151-150.

I also compensated for the fact that no matter how hard I try, I always have too little wort, so this time, even though I calculated 1.87 gallons needed, I used 2. With 10 min. left in the boil, it looks like I'll have extra wort.


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Old 02-04-2012, 06:04 PM   #2
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sounds like a nice beer. i wouldn't sweat the mash temps, you were off by a degree. with BIAB, it's tough to be spot on with temps, especially in a small mash. i often miss by a degree or to with the strike water, what i do is start my mash on the thick side, and have a pan of pre boiled near boiling water and a jug of pre boiled cool water and use those to adjust temps. it's tricky with as small a mash as you had, but it works for me in 3-6 gal batches.


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Blah..I didn't trust my original water calculations of needing 1.87 gallons, as everytime I DO trust the calculations, I come up short. So this time, I rounded my 1.87 gallons to 2 gallons, and my OG is 1.041 vs 1.057 in the recipe
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So it's been about 2 hours since I've pitched half of my Wyeast smack pack (per Mr. Malty's calculations)...Not seeing any signs of fermentation at all. Temp is 68 degrees...Anyone have any idea why?
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because it's only been two hours, dude. RDWHAHB and read this sticky on the topic. no need to sweat it.
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Just bottled this sumbytch and put the leftovers that were left in the bottling wand in a small glass and put it in the fridge for about 45 minutes.

Just took it out and tasted it....SO HAPPY! I could taste the hint of banana behind the wheaty maltiness. Now I've just got to wait 3 more weeks + 1 week of being in the fridge. VERY please how this seems to have turned out thusfar


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