Hi all, I posted an extract version of this that I never became all that excited about. Instead I'm getting into doing some all-grain brewing and I felt that it was time to see if I could make something interesting. My major concerns (since I'm new to AG) is whether or not I'll get enough DP out of this bill, especially since I'm doing a single batch infusion and batch sparging (full retard mode mashing).
The recipe is a strawberry tart. Think New Glarus Raspberry Tart but without the whole business involving lambic brewing. I wanted to experiment with making the sweet strawberries a little more tart by playing with acidulated malt. Not sure if this is a good idea, but I'm curious.
73% 8 lbs Halcyon
9% 16 oz Caramel 10L
7% 12 oz Acidulated Malt
5% 8 oz Victory Malt
5% 8 oz Honey Malt
Originally proposed recipe:
62% 8 lbs Halcyon
15% 2 lbs 6-row (trying to up the DP since Halcyon is so low)
8% 16 oz Caramel 10L
8% 16 oz Acidulated Malt
4% 8 oz Victory Malt
4% 8 oz Honey Malt
Mash all grains @ 152F for 1 hour. Batch sparge.
(Worst case) Efficiency: 73%
Yeast: WLP060 (going to wash and reuse some from a porter). Probably will try and get a nearly 1/2 gallon starter going with some golden DME.
2 AAU Mt. Hood 60 minutes
2 AAU Mt. Hood 15 minutes (flavor/aroma)
4.8 AAU Fuggle 3 minutes (aroma)
Not going for a lot of bitterness here, so sanitation is going to be key (unless the acid malt can make up for the lack of hop acids). Looking for some cinnamon/spicy characters from Mt. Hood along with it's sweet aroma. Going to couple that aroma with the Fuggle woodsiness. Hopefully it'll be like picking strawberries in the wild.
Primary: 1 week
Secondary: 5lbs of Frozen (fresh picked) Strawberries, 1 week
Tertiary: 1 week (to let the strawberry goo settle)
Bottle w/ corn sugar (5oz) and condition for 2-3 weeks.
I calculated an average DP of about 65L on this. That's with Halcyon at 56L and 6-row at 190L. I saw a fuzzy of about 75L somewhere is recommended for first-time all grainers. Not sure if that is accurate. I could add an additional pound of 6-row but that's going to really jack up my OG to about 1.063. FG wouldn't be affected that much though. Also not sure if the Honey Malt gives and DP. I've seen some that say 50 and some that say 0. No idea.
Thanks for the help. Questions, comments or flames are greatly appreciated.