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Specifics
Reference
Style:
Brewer: Geoff Humphrey
Brew Date: July 4, 2012
Yield: 10 gallons
Reference
Color (SRM/EBC):
14.5/28.6
Bitterness (Calc): 32.8 IBU (Rager)
BU/GU: 0.57
Calories: 189 (12 ounces)
Conditioning: Keg
ABV: 6.4%
ABW: 5%
Batch No: 12-2012
OG: 1.058
OG (Plato): 14.27° P
Target OG: 1.055
FG: 1.010
FG (Plato): 2.56° P
Target FG: 1.014
Real Extract: 4.68° P
App. Atten.: 82.1%
Real Atten.: 67.2%
Status: On Tap
General Information
Method: All Grain

First day brewing with the new Monster mill. May need to make adjustments if efficiency suffers.

Added 5.2 buffer to mash.

Could only cool to 74°F - fermenting in basement where it's around 66°F.

Mash temp was 148°F for 60 min.

Scale Recipe
Enter desired final yield (volume):
 gallons  
Reference
Malts and Grains
15.00 pounds 73.2% of grist
4.00 pounds 19.5% of grist
1.00 pounds 4.9% of grist
0.25 pounds 1.2% of grist
0.25 pounds 1.2% of grist
20.50 pounds 100% of grist
Non-Fermentables
1/4 tsp. Super Moss @ 15 minutes  
Reference
Hops
Boil
Total Boil Time: 90 minutes
Reference
Yeast
Name: German Ale
Manufacturer: Wyeast
Product ID: 1007
Type: Ale
Flocculation: Low
Attenuation: 75%
Temperature Range: 55–66°F
Amount: 2000 ml
Equipment Profile

Converted Keg, 10 Gallon/38 Liter Cooler Mash Tun

Batch Size: 10.00 gallons Boil Volume: 12.00 gallons
Evaporation Rate: 9.00% per hour Mash Tun Dead Space: 0.80 gallons
Efficiency: 72% Mash Tun Weight: 9.00 pounds
Hop Utilization: 100% Mash Tun Volume: 10.00 gallons
Loss: 1.00 gallons Mash Tun Specific Heat: 0.30 Cal/gram per °C
Notes:

Converted 15.5 gallon/59 liter keg boil kettle for full boil with a 10 gallon/38 liter cooler as a mash/lauter tun.

Mash Profile

Single Infusion Mash, Light Bodied Beer, No Mash Out

Grain Temperature: 72°F Tun Temperature: 72°F
Sparge Temperature: 168°F PH: 5.4
PPG: 29.3 Efficiency: 86.2%
Notes:

Mash profile for most well-modified malts.

Steps

# Name Type Time Temp. Description
1 Mash In Infusion 75 min. 150°F

Add 100% of mash water at 162° F / 72° C

Water Profile

London, England

Calicum: 52 ppm
Bicarbonate: 156 ppm
Sulfate: 77 ppm
Chloride: 60 ppm
Sodium: 99 ppm
Magnesium: 16 ppm
PH: 8.0%
Notes:

Carbonate plus high levels of sodium and chloride encourage balanced, smooth dark beers such as porter and mild.

Fermentation
Primary: 14 days @ 66° F
Age: 60 days @ 35° F
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