« on: March 07, 2014, 05:27:36 PM »
The brew session went pretty well overall. Hit my preboil gravity on the nose and was a point under on my post boil gravity due to less than expected evaporation. I am trying to get a decent house APA by brewing multiple different batches to see which one I like best. I think this will be better than my last, oat pale ale attempt where I was a bit heavy handed with the Bravo FWH addition and didn't balance the hops out enough with my grain bill. It did have a great aroma from the Bravo/Simcoe dry hop though.
After way too long it seems that I have finally got my system dialed in thanks to more accurate volume measurements. I seem to get right around 68% efficiency which I assume is constrained by pH/water conditions (haven't addressed that yet). I am okay with that number for now as long as I can keep getting consistent, predicted results. The beer tastes good so I am not too worried about the water for now....maybe eventually...