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Old 07-18-2011, 08:55 PM   #271
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Awesome, thanks. How much sparge water do you normally use? My last question, I promise.
I used to calculate it, but now since I brew 15 gallons, I mash in with 1.25 qt/lb and batch sparge till I get 18 gallons in my brew kettle. It's easy with a site glass to see how much you need to add to your last batch.

For a 5.5 gallon batch, Sparge Pal says to mash with 3 gallons and sparge with 6.1 gallons. This is for a 90 minute boil.


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Old 07-22-2011, 08:44 PM   #272
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Just mashed in! Hit 152 and will probably lose a degree or 2 over the hour.


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Old 07-22-2011, 09:16 PM   #273
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Just mashed in! Hit 152 and will probably lose a degree or 2 over the hour.
Congrats! I have a few days left on 15 gallons before I drop the temp. I'm looking forward to this refreshing beer.
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Congrats! I have a few days left on 15 gallons before I drop the temp. I'm looking forward to this refreshing beer.
Are you still in primary for 10 days before cold crashing?
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Are you still in primary for 10 days before cold crashing?
I'm not in a rush this time so before I head out of town, I will drop the temp to 60 degrees for a week or so before heading down to 39 for crash cooling.

I now try to keep my beers on the cake for at least 2 weeks to give the yeasties time to clean up after themselves.
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Old 07-22-2011, 10:39 PM   #276
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Ed, I am going to do this recipe tomorrow. But I am not sure if I should go to the store and pick up some water or just use my tap water? See, I have a well, and I have hard water, (wow that sound weird!), have you heard of anyone doing this recipe w/ hard water?
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Brew is done, just cooling down a little before I pitch my yeast. My OG was a little higher, not positive of how much wort I got from the kettle, but I topped off with a half gallon of water. Can't wait to try this one!

and also, this was my first time using pilsner malt. I had a tough time getting my runnings clear and ended up with some grain particles in my boil, hope this doesn't affect the beer too much
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Well I decided not to take the risk and bought some spring water from the store... I figure I will brew this again in the near future and use my well water, thenican do a side by side comparison, the post the results.
12 min to go until mashout....
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Well, the brew day went w/o a hitch....67% efficiency, (BIAB), OG of 1.050. Pitched the yeast at 67*
Now the hardest part, waiting!
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Well, the brew day went w/o a hitch....67% efficiency, (BIAB), OG of 1.050. Pitched the yeast at 67*
Now the hardest part, waiting!
We're in the same boat, I brewed mine yesterday and it was fermenting away this morning. Did you use the WLP029 yeast?


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