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Old 07-06-2012, 05:08 PM   #1
mendozer
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Mesquite Brown Ale


Type: All Grain
Date: 7/6/2012
Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Brewer: Kyle M
Boil Size: 5.72 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: My Equipment


Ingredients

Amount Item Type % or IBU
3.50 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 36.84 %
3.00 lb Mesquite Pods (75.0 SRM) Grain 31.58 %
1.25 lb Caramel Malt - 40L 6-Row (Briess) (40.0 SRM) Grain 13.16 %
1.00 lb Wheat - White Malt (Briess) (2.3 SRM) Grain 10.53 %
0.75 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 7.89 %
0.50 oz Mt. Hood [6.00 %] (60 min) Hops 10.9 IBU
0.50 oz Hallertauer Hersbrucker [4.00 %] (30 min) Hops 5.6 IBU
0.50 oz Mt. Hood [6.00 %] (15 min) Hops 5.4 IBU
0.25 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
0.50 tsp Amylase Enzyme (Primary 3.0 days) Misc
1.00 tsp Yeast Nutrient (Primary 3.0 days) Misc
2.00 items FermCap (Primary 5.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs American Ale II (Wyeast Labs #1272) Yeast-Ale



Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.050 SG
Measured Original Gravity: 1.010 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.013 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.005 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.93 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 0.65 %
Bitterness: 21.9 IBU Calories: 43 cal/pint
Est Color: 23.9 SRM Color: Color


Mash Profile

Mash Name: My Mash Total Grain Weight: 9.50 lb
Sparge Water: 6.86 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F TunTemperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE Mash PH: 5.4 PH


This is what I'm going to brew when my mesquite pods arrive. Any thoughts working with these ingredients?

 
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:51 AM   #2
khugs21
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how did this turn out? I just smoked some 2 row with some mesquite and im looking for a good recipe to use it in.

 
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Old 08-31-2012, 02:36 AM   #3
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The aroma as this was boiling was just fantastic. I didn't hit my SG and that could have been for two reasons that I know of.

1. My 36 qt mash tun cooler works perfect for 10 gallon batches. This was my first time doing 5 in it. Maybe too much dead space? Still kept 155 F for 90 minute mash though.
2. The mesquite pods didn't form quite the "grain cake" with the other grains, so my sparge water wasn't above the grain bed. Everything just floated up, so maybe it wasn't compact enough.

Nevertheless, I calculated enough LME to add to bring it up to 1.052.

Color is awesome, smell is awesome. Can't wait for this to be ready

 
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Old 08-31-2012, 02:59 AM   #4
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Nice!! I would love to hear the final results when it's ready!

 
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:27 PM   #5
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my final gravity was on 1.014, higher than my normal 1.003-1.007 (i use amylase to get lower FGs). tasting the sample was decent. I won't know for sure until it's properly aged in the keg for another month. I may sample in the next few weeks. But I never see the full potential until it's aged a bit. I had one hefe that was OK (like american hefs) but 3 months later it was bomb.

 
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Old 11-07-2013, 06:55 PM   #6
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i forgot to respond to this. It was AWESOME, just ran out of it last month. Gotta make more!

 
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