BrewBlog: Doctor Cronicís Black Cat
Specifics
Reference
Style:
Brewer: Michael Bade
Brew Date: April 20, 2012
Tap Date: May 17, 2012
Yield: 10 gallons
Reference
Color (SRM/EBC):
999/1968
Bitterness (Calc): 19 IBU (Tinseth)
BU/GU: 0.38
Calories: 164 (12 ounces)
Conditioning: Keg
ABV: 5.2%
ABW: 4.1%
Batch No: 2012-05
OG: 1.050
OG (Plato): 12.39° P
Target OG: 1.052
FG: 1.011
FG (Plato): 2.81° P
Target FG: 1.014
Real Extract: 4.54° P
App. Atten.: 77.3%
Real Atten.: 63.3%
Status: Bottled
General Information
Method: All Grain

The Carafa III is cold-steeped in 3L water overnight, filtered, and added to the boil early on.

Scale Recipe
Enter desired final yield (volume):
 gallons  
Reference
Malts and Grains
10.00 pounds 44.9% of grist
7.00 pounds 31.5% of grist
3.00 pounds 13.5% of grist
1.00 pounds 4.5% of grist
0.50 pounds 2.2% of grist
0.75 pounds 3.4% of grist
22.25 pounds 100% of grist
Non-Fermentables
0.25 tsp Super-Moss @ 11 minutes  
Reference
Hops
Boil
Total Boil Time: 70 minutes
Reference
Yeast
Name: German Lager
Manufacturer: White Labs
Product ID: WLP830
Type: Lager
Flocculation: Medium
Attenuation: 76%
Temperature Range: 50–55°F
Amount: 500 ml
Mash Profile

Single Decoction

Grain Temperature: 72°F Tun Temperature: 72°F
Sparge Temperature: 168°F PH: 5.4
PPG: 30.8 Efficiency: 101%
Notes:

Draw a part of the mash, let it rest for at least 10 minutes, and boil.

Steps

# Name Type Time Temp. Description
1 Protein Rest Infusion 35 min. 122°F

Add water at 126 F

2 Saccharification Decoction 45 min. 155°F

Decoct 44% of mash, rest for at least 10 minutes, and boil

3 Mash Out Infusion 10 min. 168°F

Heat to 168° F / 75° C for at least 10 minutes

Water Profile

Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Calicum: 31.4 ppm
Bicarbonate: 56.9 ppm
Sulfate: 41.1 ppm
Chloride: 0.9 ppm
Sodium: 27.0 ppm
Magnesium: 3.5 ppm
PH: 5.4%
Notes:

Filtered through standard charcoal system.

Procedure

1 lb Carafa III cold steeped, then added to boil

Fermentation
Primary: 14 days @ 48° F
Secondary: 18 days @ 60° F
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