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Squirrels

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For brew calculations and really digging into how the magic that is beer works I would suggest reading "Designing Great Beers" by Ray Daniels. I've found that I am really starting to understand what makes up the beer I'm brewing.

He does a great job explaining how much of each fermentable you will need to hit the OG you want. The formula is:

OG=(GU*%GB)
(PG-1)*1000
BHE

Where
OG=Original gravity
GU=Gravity Units of beer (Batch size * (target gravity-1))
%GB= Percent the grain makes up of your total bill
PG= Potential gravity of grain (varies from malt to malt)
BHE= Brew house efficiency (varies from brewer to brewer)

I'd really recommend this book. I think I really am beginning to understand how to brew better beer by reading it.
 
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moscoeb

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Well, tried it today, still has a week left in the bottle though.
It was good, pretty hoppy. I think it will continue to get better as time goes on. I'm happy, it is definitely a success as far as I'm concerned for my first attempt!!
 
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