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Old 12-22-2012, 12:42 AM   #11
relaxnrelapsen
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i used brewers friend and got 4.9% ABV with OG @ 1.049 and fg 1.011. also got 16.88 ibu with that hop schedule. first time i used this program, although i'm not going for clone recipe, I'm curious about the differences in the calculators.

 
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:00 AM   #12
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i used brewers friend and got 4.9% ABV with OG @ 1.049 and fg 1.011. also got 16.88 ibu with that hop schedule. first time i used this program, although i'm not going for clone recipe, I'm curious about the differences in the calculators.
I used pale malt extract when I put it in so I do t know if that's the reason they're different. But the IBUs should be right. I also do AG so I may be formulating the recipe the wrong way somehow, though I think I got it right. Either way I was just puttin the info out there to try and be helpful. The idea of a difference in calculators is interesting though.
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:02 AM   #13
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ah, i do extract with 3 gallon boil which lowers the hop utilization. i have that parameter set in the calculator. wheat extract and pale malt extract doesn't change the calculation. the calculation difference probably has to do with the steeping grains. I'll post my OG when i brew this in the next week or 2.

 
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:37 PM   #14
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Thank you all. Some great information. I'm going to work on putting something together. I'll let you know what I come up with

 
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:14 PM   #15
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xfevv...please do post!
i plant to brew in the next 2 weeks as soon my fermentor is cleared of my solstice stout. i decided on using 7.25lbs wheat extract (its 70% wheat and 30% barley), with steeped grains: 1/4# biscuit, 1/2# caramel 10L, and 1/2# carapils. 1-2 scraped vanilla beans at flameout. adding a 10 minute hop addition is still up for debate and will decide while brewing. i will update as i go, but i know i will probably split the batch and do 1/2 with white chocolate flavor and 1/2 with more vanilla and lactose. that's just how i am.
some brew notes to add. i will likely add 1/2 of the extract towards the end of boil to keep the color light. this will increase hop utilization and thus i may decrease hop quantity. still need to calculate... I also switched to caramel 10L due to its smell, (qualities closer to white chocolate) and most of all, lighter color.

 
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:39 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by relaxnrelapsen
xfevv...please do post!
i plant to brew in the next 2 weeks as soon my fermentor is cleared of my solstice stout. i decided on using 7.25lbs wheat extract (its 70% wheat and 30% barley), with steeped grains: 1/4# biscuit, 1/2# caramel 10L, and 1/2# carapils. 1-2 scraped vanilla beans at flameout. adding a 10 minute hop addition is still up for debate and will decide while brewing. i will update as i go, but i know i will probably split the batch and do 1/2 with white chocolate flavor and 1/2 with more vanilla and lactose. that's just how i am.
some brew notes to add. i will likely add 1/2 of the extract towards the end of boil to keep the color light. this will increase hop utilization and thus i may decrease hop quantity. still need to calculate... I also switched to caramel 10L due to its smell, (qualities closer to white chocolate) and most of all, lighter color.
I think CaraPils and Crystal 10 are pretty much the same thing if I remember correctly.
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Old 12-23-2012, 02:05 AM   #17
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re: carapils and caramel 10...they definitely dont smell or look the same! also, not so sure i trust calcs on brewers friend, it is calculating lactose as a fermentable.

 
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:44 PM   #18
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So I decided to take it easy this first time around. Went to the lhbs and picked up a basic wheat extract kit:

6lbs Wheat Malt Extract
1 oz Hallertau
1 pk brewers yeast

I'll add 8oz of chopped white bakers chocolate to the beginning of the boil and see what happens.

Figured this will give me a good starting point for future brews.

 
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:21 AM   #19
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Definitely post back with results!!!
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On Tap : Simcoe/Galaxy/Citra IPA, Weizenbock, Smoked Porter, Key West Best Bitter, Gz Up - Gose Down
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:52 AM   #20
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Just brewed it up today. Bumped the chocolate up to 12oz. 8oz didn't quite seem to be enough. I'll let you know how it turns out.

 
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