Summer Quaffin' Ale AKA Lawnmower Special

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Oct 20, 2005
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Nanaimo, BC
Going to brew this today if I get propane quick enough, otherwise tomorrow.

My lightest beers are usually pilsner and around 40 ibu's so I hope I am getting the right balance here.

MY chloride to Sulfate ratio is on the "very bitter" side. I'm going to add some Potassium Chloride to up the chloride a little. About 1 gram in the mash.

MY local water is:
Name: Local Water - Lakeview

PH: 7.4
Calcium: 24.0
Magnesium: 4.0
Sodium: 4.0
Sulfate: 5.3
Chloride: 0.9
Bicarbonate: 88.9 (Total Alkalinity CaCO3: 73)

Recipe Specifications
Batch Size: 40.00 L      
Boil Size: 47.44 L
Estimated OG: 1.042 SG
Estimated Color: 3.3 SRM
Estimated IBU: 26.2 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 85.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Amount        Item                                      Type        % or IBU      
6.00 kg       Pilsner Malt - Gambrinus (1.3 SRM)        Grain       96.00 %       
0.25 kg       Munich 30 - Gambrinus (30.0 SRM)          Grain       4.00 %        
45.00 gm      Tettnang [3.00 %]  (60 min) (First Wort HoHops        9.6 IBU       
30.00 gm      Bullion [8.00 %]  (60 min)                Hops        15.6 IBU      
15.00 gm      Tettnang [3.00 %]  (10 min)               Hops        1.1 IBU       
1.00 gm       Potassium Chloride (Mash 1.0 hours)       Misc                      
2.11 items    Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 5.0 min)           Misc                      
40.00 L       Local Water - Lakeview                    Water                     
20 Pkgs       Mauribrew Ale 514 (Mauribrew - Australia #Yeast-Ale                 

Mash Schedule: Temperature Mash, 1 Step, Light Body
Total Grain Weight: 6.25 kg
Temperature Mash, 1 Step, Light Body
Step Time     Name               Description                         Step Temp     
75 min        Saccharification   Add 16.31 L of water at 70.7 C      64.5 C        
10 min        Mash Out           Heat to 75.6 C over 10 min          75.6 C


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Apr 18, 2006
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What kind of Bullion are you using? Chicken or Beef :D

Looks pretty good to me. I've been on this light beer kick too lately. I'm not normally, but I've got a infant now. I need something I can drink more of without worrying about getting ripped.
Denny's Evil Concoctions
Oct 20, 2005
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Nanaimo, BC
Yeah, well that and my pipline is running low. Didn't brew while I was messing with the rig so I wanted soemthong quick to brew up.

Grains are ground. Got the propane. WIll brew tomorrow! First real go iwth the RIMS. I already know I made my hoses to long.

It's really hard not to just start adding hops and making this a pils. lol Old habits...