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Old 10-06-2012, 09:01 PM   #1
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Default Shotgun Brewing!! Take a quick look, will ya?

I just decided to brew today, usually something I plan far in advance due to having a family. Well we're just veggin' this afternoon and I figured I'd try my hand at the BIAB method, something I've been meaning to do. Here's the recipe I just designed, a session mOktoberfest. Please give feedback, the strike water is heating as we speak! I'm not terribly concerned about sticking to a particular style with this beer as much as making a tasty session beer. Any advice is very much appreciate

Brulosopher's mOktoberfest
Est OG: 1.040
Est FG: 1.011
IBU: 23
SRM: 8
Est ABV: 3.8%

GRAIN
4.75 lbs Munich (10L)
2.50 lbs Pilsner (Canadian)
6.00 oz C60

HOPS
14 g Perle @ 50 min
14 g Perle @ 20 min
15 g Perle @ 5 min

YEAST
WLP029 German Ale/Kolsch

Mash temp: 156F (low OG, want some residual dextrins/body)
Fermentation: Pitch @ 64F, rest for 2 days, free rise to 70F over next week


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Old 10-07-2012, 12:20 AM   #2
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Well, I'm halfway through the boil and things are coming along well. So far, BIAB has proven to be easy, time saving, and very VERY efficient! My mash eff was 93%, way higher than when I fly or batch sparge. I'll be doing a little write up on today in a new thread...


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Old 10-07-2012, 12:46 AM   #3
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My mash eff was 93%, way higher than when I fly or batch sparge.
What do you attribute the higher efficiency to? Is it because of the grain being at lower temperatures for longer than with a "regular" mash? Is there a lot of grain particulate in wort? Would that increase OG readings enough to give an inacurate efficiency calc? Or is it just plain more efficient?
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Nice efficiency... how fine was your crush?
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Nice efficiency... how fine was your crush?
Well... I ended up right about 70% brew house eff, which is fine. I think my boil off rate is BeerSmith is off. Either way, 4 hour brew day on a 1.035 mOktoberfest... not bad


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