I went to siphon my first all grain brew, an imperial IPA, to secondary tonight.
Now, when I first put this beer in a month ago it had a SG of 1.091 as measured by refractometer. Tonight I measured and the current gravity is 1.004 according to my hydrometer.
That puts my Imperial IPA around 11.7% alcohol which I'm pretty happy about. I drank the contents of the hydrometer and the hops balance the alcohol pretty well.
Now that I'm done patting myself on the back
I want to see if my bottling volume is normal.
I had 16 litres (4.2 gallons) in my secondary after I was done. The trub in the primary was almost three inches deep.
I originally put about 6 gallons into the primary. Is it normal to lose 1.8 gallons to trub? I pitched about 688 million yeast cells (according to BrewSmith) and total hop volume added (wet and dry) was 10 oz. BeerSmith says I should have 5 gallons to bottle but maybe it assumes the brewer will put the hops in a mesh baggie during the boil and for dry hopping.
That's about it.. thanks for reading my post and for your responses.