Quick AG Advice Needed - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > Quick AG Advice Needed
Cool Brewing Giveaway - Supporting Membership Drive & Discount

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-19-2007, 05:10 PM   #1
SW Brewer
Recipes 
 
May 2007
Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 206
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts



I just started the boil on my Ed Wort Stone IPA clone, and I took a hydro sample from the boil kettle prior to starting the boil. I ended up mashing and sparging to get 7 gallons of wort to boil down to 5 or so. Beersmith estimated my preboil gravity at 1.059 and my reading is 1.042. Should I plan on supplementing with some light DME?


__________________
Primary1: Air
Primary2: Air
Secondary1:Anchor Liberty Clone
Secondary2:Red Hawk Ale (Extract)
Secondary3:Air
Bottled:Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale (PM) Batch Two
Bottled:Northern Brewer IIPA
Bottled:
On Deck:Nothing, my wife will kill me!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2007, 05:11 PM   #2
SW Brewer
Recipes 
 
May 2007
Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 206
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Sorry, the corrected hydro reading (with temp adjust) is 1.047


__________________
Primary1: Air
Primary2: Air
Secondary1:Anchor Liberty Clone
Secondary2:Red Hawk Ale (Extract)
Secondary3:Air
Bottled:Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale (PM) Batch Two
Bottled:Northern Brewer IIPA
Bottled:
On Deck:Nothing, my wife will kill me!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2007, 05:13 PM   #3
SW Brewer
Recipes 
 
May 2007
Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 206
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Alright, so I think I might be fine, though I may need to boil for 90 minutes rather than 60. I have 7 gallons of wort, and beersmith tells me at about 12% evap loss, after 90 minutes I will have 5.5 gallons or wort, which results in a 1.060 gravity. That should be just about right.
__________________
Primary1: Air
Primary2: Air
Secondary1:Anchor Liberty Clone
Secondary2:Red Hawk Ale (Extract)
Secondary3:Air
Bottled:Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale (PM) Batch Two
Bottled:Northern Brewer IIPA
Bottled:
On Deck:Nothing, my wife will kill me!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2007, 05:18 PM   #4
Blender
 
Blender's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2006
Santa Cruz, CA.
Posts: 3,106
Liked 8 Times on 5 Posts


5.5 gallons is good because after siphoning you will end up with a good 5 gallons of brew. That's what I make for every batch.
__________________
Gary

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2007, 05:19 PM   #5
Beerthoven
 
Beerthoven's Avatar
Recipes 
 
May 2007
Cary, NC
Posts: 2,158
Liked 31 Times on 27 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by SW Brewer
Alright, so I think I might be fine, though I may need to boil for 90 minutes rather than 60. I have 7 gallons of wort, and beersmith tells me at about 12% evap loss, after 90 minutes I will have 5.5 gallons or wort, which results in a 1.060 gravity. That should be just about right.
So, are you going to boil down to 1.060 and then start your hop additions? 1.059 is where you want to start the boil, not finish it right?
__________________

Primary/Secondary: --
Kegged: #129 Northern English Brown
Planned: Classic APA, Red IPA

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2007, 05:33 PM   #6
SW Brewer
Recipes 
 
May 2007
Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 206
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Well, I added my warrior bittering hops before I checked the SG, so I am going to have to adjust the remainder of the hop additions.
__________________
Primary1: Air
Primary2: Air
Secondary1:Anchor Liberty Clone
Secondary2:Red Hawk Ale (Extract)
Secondary3:Air
Bottled:Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale (PM) Batch Two
Bottled:Northern Brewer IIPA
Bottled:
On Deck:Nothing, my wife will kill me!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2007, 06:46 PM   #7
SW Brewer
Recipes 
 
May 2007
Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 206
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


OK, so I ended up JUST under 5 gallons, and with a SG of 1.057, so I am a bit short on wort, but only a bit short on SG. I was supposed to be at 1.059 or so. Oh well, even though I forgot my irish moss, I think it all went pretty well.


__________________
Primary1: Air
Primary2: Air
Secondary1:Anchor Liberty Clone
Secondary2:Red Hawk Ale (Extract)
Secondary3:Air
Bottled:Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale (PM) Batch Two
Bottled:Northern Brewer IIPA
Bottled:
On Deck:Nothing, my wife will kill me!

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Quick answer needed!!! LLrain710 Soda Making 1 05-10-2009 01:54 PM
Quick help needed for my MLT czeknere Kettles, Mash Tuns & Hot Liquor Tanks 5 01-28-2009 03:07 AM
Keep it or kill it? Quick Help Needed Cheesefood Recipes/Ingredients 4 06-02-2007 08:27 PM
quick help needed barside laundry All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 4 05-16-2007 02:52 AM
Quick help needed on a starter OBX Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 01-07-2007 05:08 PM


Forum Jump