That sounds pretty good too..Or a hoppy stout:
10 pounds pale ale
1 pound chocolate wheat
0.5 pounds roasted barley
0.5 pounds 60L
0.25 oz Galena @ 60
0.25 oz Galena @ 10
0.25 oz Calypso @ 10
0.25 oz Galena hop stand
0.25 oz Calypso hop stand
(For a different, and probably more traditional, approach to hopping, you could bitter with Columbus and then use Centennial for flavor/aroma. But I've had good results with Calypso in stouts.)
So I decided to make this.my og is at 1.068. I fly sparged and got the grain bed down to 1.023. Before I was gonna have to much water to boil. I've got 6.5 gallons to boil down to 5.25 gallons. Does this seem correct . ThanksBaltic porter! For a 5-gallon batch:
10 pounds of pale ale malt
4 pounds of brewer's 2-row
1 pound of amber
1 pound 60L
0.5 pounds Carafa II Special
0.25 pounds chocolate wheat
1/2 ounce Columbus @ 60
1 ounce Willamette (or Goldings) @ 0
and a neutral lager yeast, or (if you don't ferment cold) Lallemand Nottingham.
1.068 is excellent! But that's preboil right?So I decided to make this.my og is at 1.068. I fly sparged and got the grain bed down to 1.023. Before I was gonna have to much water to boil. I've got 6.5 gallons to boil down to 5.25 gallons. Does this seem correct . Thanks
Yes that's pre boil. I'm boiling in an anvil foundry 10.5 . At 220v. It get a pretty good rigorous boil at 85% power. So the fermenter og should go up after I boil off a gallon correct?1.068 is excellent! But that's preboil right?
It's OG after the boil, what goes into the fermenter.
Yes, you should stop sparging once you reach your intended preboil gravity OR volume.
So you've got 1-1.25 gallons to boil off, evaporate. A gallon an hour is pretty average, but depends on heat source and a few other things.
Many of us aim at 5.25-5.5 gallons in the fermenter, so we end up with 5 gallons to package, depending on how much trub there's in the fermenter.
With an expected 0.25-0.5 gallon of kettle trub, that means a post boil volume of 5.5-6.0 gallons (in the kettle).
You don't need a wild rolling boil, a good simmer (surface rippling) is plenty.Yes that's pre boil. I'm boiling in an anvil foundry 10.5 . At 220v. It get a pretty good rigorous boil at 85% power.
Yes, the gravity will go up as the volume decreases due to boil off:So the fermenter og should go up after I boil off a gallon correct?
I just love these interactive threads!I've got 22 minutes left in the hour boil and I still have just over 6 gallons in the boil. Thanks for your help islandlizard.. I will pull another us05 out of fridge.
Sure you can! As long as you always add your late hop additions counting back from flameout (flameout being 0 minutes). In your recipe there are no late hops until flameout anyway, so it's very easy.Should I just boil longer. ?
I'd say so!Going pretty well so far I think.
That number doesn't have much to do with (mash) efficiency, your pre-boil gravity (and volume) does. The be exact, how many points you extracted from the grist.So if I left 1.023 in the mash tun . Means my efficiency is down correct?
LETSo I kegged it a week ago. And took a hydrometer reading of it also. At 1.014. So I ended up with a 8.2% abv .. and it tastes pretty darn good . Took some samples to a beer club meeting and gave some out and they all thought it was pretty good too. Thanks for all the help.
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