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Old 05-10-2006, 03:38 AM   #1
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Okay, so I brewed an English Porter this weekend. I used the following for the grist:

9 lbs American 2-Row
1/2 lb Crystal (120)
1/4 lb Cara Foam
1/2 lb. Chocolate
2 oz. Black Patent

I mashed with 3.5 gals of water at 152 degrees. I sparged with a little less than 4.5 gals of water. Boil volume was around 6.5 or 7 gallons and after the boil I put 4.5 gallons into my primary.

At this point, I did a hydro reading and it was about 1.060. But I wanted to have a full five gallon batch, so I topped off with a whole gallon of water. Then, I forgot to take another gravity reading. Is there a way to determine what my gravity was after adding that gallon of water?

I ran my recipe through the Recipator, and it indicates I should have about 1.048. Does this sound about right?

The beer looks very brown . . . I hope that it blackens up a bit as the yeast settle out. The color right now is nowhere close to the 69 SRM that the recipator says I should see.

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Old 05-10-2006, 03:44 AM   #2
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Promash is telling me 1.049. So yeah, you were close.

As for the color, you prolly will lose some blackness by adding that water. It'll be beer.
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Old 05-10-2006, 03:50 AM   #3
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Why do you need a promash? Simple calculator works just fine: 4.5 * 60 / 5.5 = 49.09
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Old 05-10-2006, 09:22 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by AdIn
Why do you need a promash? Simple calculator works just fine: 4.5 * 60 / 5.5 = 49.09
Yep good ole water has a SG of 1.000.
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