Converting to a partial mash.

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mikeyc

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Can anyone help me convert this recipe to partial mash. Its Edworts Stone IPA clone. Or what the calculations are for converting. Thanks alot. I really want to do this recipe, but cant do AG yet, and the only other extract recipe Ive found is for a 3gal batch.

10.5# 2-Row Pale
1 # Munich
1# Crystal 20L
1 oz. Warrior 60 minutes
1 oz. Centennial at 45 minutes
1 oz. Centennial at 5 minutes

Safbrew US-56 Dry Yeast

Dry hop with 1 oz. Centennial
 

malkore

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search the forums. converting grain to liquid or dry malt extract gets answered about once a week.
 

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in radical brewing randy mosher has a conversion calculation thats pretty simple. liquid malt extract: 85 percent of recipe (in your case it would be 8.925 lbs of light extract) or for dry it is 65 % of recipe which would be 6.825 lbs of dry extract. that is assuming that you only want to replace the base grain (the 2 row). if you have the capacity you could replace only as much of the base grain as you need to, ie. if you can mash 4 lbs of grain than do than do 2 lbs 2-row, 1 lb munich, 1 lb crystal and 7.25 lbs liquid malt. with this you will get a negligibly higher original gravity but who doesnt like more alcohol? but if you can only do 2 lbs of grain than what i wrote earlier should work, although it wont be perfect.
 

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The conversion part is easy...what you need to do is decide how much grain you want to use...that's the hard part.

Let's see what you have:

10.5# 2-Row Pale = 6.3 lbs DME, Extra Light recommended
1 # Munich = .6 lb DME
1# Crystal 20L = .6 lb DME

Total approx DME used 7.5 lbs.

How big is your boil? I do 2.5, sometimes 3 tops. I like to keep my boil water and poundage about equal. With 2.5 gals to boil I'd use 2.5 lbs DME

I would definitely use the Munich and Crystal (that's 1.2 lbs equivalent). This leaves about 1.3 bs of DME for the boil (after the steep/mash water poured).

From here you can boil about 45 mins for the hop bitterness extraction, remove pot off the burner, add the remaining DME (5 lbs, added 1 lb at a time to make sure it dissolves) and steep that for 15 mins and you're done.

At least this is what I would do. :D
 

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I'd leave some 2-row in there if he has room in his spaghetti pot or whatever he's mashing in. More grain is always a good thing.
 

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There are some formulas out there.. but honestly Beer Smith only costs $20.

The program will do any kind of conversion, plus a million other things. Definitely worth it.
 

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I'd leave some 2-row in there if he has room in his spaghetti pot or whatever he's mashing in. More grain is always a good thing.
I agree - we do need to know how much grain he can mash. Personally I shoot for 4-5 lbs of grain to mash, sparge up to a 3 gallon boil and then hold all of my extract until the last 10 minutes. But it does depend on how much you can mash and boil.
 

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I always total the specialty grains and use an equal amount of 2-row. Subtract that from the base and multiple the balance as hopsy says.

Yes, Munich can convert itself, but KISS.
 
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