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Old 10-11-2008, 09:21 PM   #1
treesmcgee
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First off I'd like to say thanks to all the people who wrote all the information that I used to get this off the ground.

The first AG brew is currently mashing in my mash tun!

More specific information to follow for anyone who's interested.

peace love and brew
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Old 10-11-2008, 10:18 PM   #2
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Sweet, what are you brewing? Cooler mash tun?

 
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Old 10-11-2008, 10:29 PM   #3
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way to go! once your first one is all done, you'll be happy you've done it. but i'm going to go with The Pol on this one, what are you brewing?

 
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Old 10-11-2008, 10:33 PM   #4
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I'm brewing a simple pale ale recipe I did myself

10 lbs 2-row american pale
2 lbs 20L crystal
4 oz u.s. cascades

mashed at 155 for 1 hr
batch sparged at 178

 
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Old 10-11-2008, 10:40 PM   #5
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Sweet, so how much wort did you collect? What was the pre-boil sg? Post boil? What was the target? Do you have a fermenting fridge? What yeast are you using? SWEET

 
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Old 10-12-2008, 06:03 AM   #6
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I can somewhat sense the sarchasm! lol!

Naw but seriously...

I mashed at 1.1 qt/pound
Sparged at 1/4 gallon/pound
to yield a final amount of 7 gallons
which yielded an OG of 1.042~, boiled for 1.5 hours with hop additions at
1 oz at 20 mins, 1 oz at 70 mins, 1/4 oz at 12 minutes till end of boil
estimated/semi-measured OG, post-boil, at 1.065-1.070 when boiled down to 3.5 gallons straight into the fermenter with WL0001 California Ale Yeast (liquid) pitched at 70 degrees fahrenheit

 
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Old 10-12-2008, 07:09 AM   #7
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You boiled 7 gallons down to 3.5 in 90 minutes? That's quite the boil you had going on there.

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1 oz at 20 mins, 1 oz at 70 mins, 1/4 oz at 12 minutes till end of boil
Also, hop additions are usually measured in minute till the end like you last one there. The 60 minute addition is traditionally the FIRST (bittering) addition made, with an hour to go in the boil.
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Old 10-12-2008, 11:36 AM   #8

My teeth are aching thinking about all that crystal.

 
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Old 10-12-2008, 03:13 PM   #9
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Sweet is the key word here for sure...Good job!

Why only 3.5 gallons though? If you started with 7 and boiled for 60min you'd have about 5 gallons of 1.056.
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Old 10-12-2008, 04:23 PM   #10
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I mistakenly put 7 gallons, it was more like 6.5 or 6 with grain absorbtion. I basically boiled it down to increase the gravity, because we were shootin for a beer about 7%ish abv, my only issue is I didn't have time to make a starter and I didn't aerate so my yeast (I'm assuming atleast) is going to take 24-48 hours to kick in.

 
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