and this is what I did with beertools online recipe thingamabob.
October 12, 2008
Category German Wheat and Rye Beer
Recipe Type Extract
Batch Size 5 gal.
Volume Boiled 3 gal.
Mash Efficiency 72 %
Total Grain/Extract 6.67 lbs.
Total Hops 0.4 oz.
Calories (12 fl. oz.) 195.8
Cost to Brew $25.35 (USD)
Cost per Bottle (12 fl. oz.) $0.48 (USD)
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0.09 lbs. Black Roasted Barley info
0.23 lbs. Belgian Cara-Pils info
2.90 lbs. Muntons Dry Wheat info
2.92 lbs. Liquid Light Extract info
0.4 oz. Perle (Pellets, 8.25 %AA) boiled 60 min. info
Yeast : White Labs WLP400 Belgian Wit Ale info
My problem is the recipe shoots for 1.050, and mine came out 1.022. (both on hydrometer and ATC refractometer)
Did I get absolute garbage from my steep?
2 + gallons: Started at 150. When it cooled down to 144 (after about 25 min) I heated it back up to 148. After another half hour I moved the grain bag to 1/2 gallon of water at 160.
20 minutes later I pulled the bag, and mixed the two pots together, and turned up the heat to start the boil.
was I that inefficient?
Any other thoughts that might help me out next time? (besides "buy a cooler" which is next on the list.)