Thanks everybody. Well, I think I'll just relax and leave it alone :)
But the dogfish comment has caught my curiosity.
I don't think this profile would benefit from adding sugar but I'd like to "kick up" other beers in the future.
I think I should try to add some. Otherwise I'll get around a 2.6 % beer.
So, .7 DME in 1gal water. boil. chill and add. should put the final around 3.2% don't you think?
or does the extra 1gal of water change all that?
I made a british bitter last night. I did a full boil (around 7gal) and it boiled off to about 5gal. My sg should've been 1.035 but only hit 1.030
It's already fermenting but i'm wondering if i could add anything to the fermenter to help raise the gravity?
OK. I'm still confused on how much strike water to use for 6.75 lbs of grain.
Here are the steps I'm thinking of:
1. Heat 6.5 gallons of water to 160
2. Add grains and let steep for 60 minutes (hoping to maintain 153º).
3. strain the grains (squeeze out as much as possible)
So I should bring 6.5 gallons to the 153º temp and add the grains for 60 minutes.
Then remove? and start the boil?
I've read that double mill is important with BIAB. Should I make sure to do that too?
Thanks! So new to this.
I finally got an 8 gallon kettle (tall boy). and a dark star burner.
I want to try to do NB British Bitter in a BIAB.
Will my setup work (size) for 5 gallon batch?
Here's the recipe:
O.G: 1035 READY: 4 WEEKS
Suggested fermentation schedule:
-- 1 week primary; 1 week secondary;