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Ingredients / Re: Pale Ales and color
« on: February 23, 2015, 01:44:02 AM »
Hell one of my favorite APAs has 15% crystal in it crazy.
Recipe: Cardinal Pale Ale
Brewer: Quattlebaum
Asst Brewer:
Style: American Pale Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
Boil Size: 4.90 gal
Post Boil Volume: 3.90 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 3.25 gal   
Bottling Volume: 3.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.055 SG
Estimated Color: 6.2 SRM
Estimated IBU: 31.1 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 73.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 84.2 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
5 lbs 6.6 oz          Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)           Grain         1        79.6 %       
8.2 oz                Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM)    Grain         2        7.5 %         
8.2 oz                Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM)    Grain         3        7.5 %         
5.9 oz                Munich 10L (Briess) (10.0 SRM)           Grain         4        5.4 %         
0.40 oz               Galena [13.20 %] - Boil 60.0 min         Hop           5        28.6 IBUs     
0.35 oz               Cascade [7.20 %] - Steep/Whirlpool  20min Hop           6        2.5 IBUs     
1.0 pkg               American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056) [124.21 Yeast         7        -             
1.25 oz               Cascade [7.20 %] - Dry Hop 4.0 Days      Hop           8        0.0 IBUs     

Mash Schedule: My Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 6 lbs 12.9 oz
Name              Description                             Step Temperat Step Time     
Mash In           Add 2.55 gal of water at 166.2 F        150.0 F       60 min       

Sparge: Batch sparge with 2 steps (Drain mash tun , 3.17gal) of 175.0 F water
 1056 ferm 66F Push Sulfate to 100ppm CL 30ish ppm 100%RO

Ingredients / Re: Post your water report
« on: February 23, 2015, 01:33:57 AM »
Flbrewer, your magnesium is really high, perhaps too high

What happens w. too high of magnesium? I'd really like to use my water as otherwise I have to keep buying gallons of distilled and adding back in stuff.

One other idea I had was to just buy spring or drinking water bottled.
Interesting Flbrewer i have always wondered what the water was like in FL being that i am from there. I think i recall you live in Jupiter, FL? or Jacksonville? Anyway the Mg (Epsom Salt i believe)  is higher must be picking up some of that awesome salt water from the ocean:) Mg can make for a harsher bitterness i believe 0-40ppm is norm but above 100ppm i think can make you drop some serious mud if ya know what i mean (diarrhea). 

All Grain Brewing / Re: When to measure mash pH...
« on: February 21, 2015, 01:45:47 AM »
I take mine at 10 to 15 min

All Grain Brewing / Czech Pils?
« on: February 21, 2015, 12:46:53 AM »
So has anyone really attempted triple decoctions on a Bo pils? I am considering 2 mash schedules for my Czech pils what ya think.

No sparge with maybe 2% melanoidin malt
Hochkurz Double decoction

100% best pils malt
Gonna use Czech budejovice yeast and really soft water bitter to around 40ibus. 

Just curious and wondering if the decoction will push it to 11!

All Grain Brewing / Re: Ipa water addition help
« on: February 18, 2015, 01:56:15 AM »
Calcium(ppm), Magnesium (ppm), Sodium (ppm), Sulfate (ppm),Chloride(ppm), Bicarbonate (ppm)

RO Water   1, 0, 8 ,1 , 4 ,16

start with this from brunwater for RO

All Grain Brewing / Re: Ipa water addition help
« on: February 15, 2015, 11:03:30 PM »
i would think that "bottled water" would be $$$ is there any way you can just find an RO machine in one of your local grocery stores? i get 5 Gal for $2. 

All Grain Brewing / Re: Ipa water addition help
« on: February 15, 2015, 10:49:34 PM »
my buddy has brewed this clone 3 or 4 times and has nailed it (did a side by side). He pushes his So4 to 200ppm and Cl to 40ppm uses 100%RO. Doesnt taste minerally at all also he use Vermont IPA yeast GYo54 from Gigayeast.

Ingredients / Re: Data on Blackprinz
« on: February 14, 2015, 01:12:33 PM »
This is what i have has been working well
Name: Blackprinz
Type: Grain
Origin: US
Supplier: Briess

Yield: 75.00 %
Potential: 1.034
Color: 500.0 SRM
Max in Batch: 1-2% Minor color adjustment with little to no flavor impact in lighter
                              colored lagers and ales.
                     2-5% Adds color with subtle, smooth flavor

                     5-10% Use in larger quantities for color plus mild roasted malty flavor

Moisture: 3.00 %
Protein: 11.7 %
Coarse Fine Difference: 1.50 %
Diastatic Power: 0.0 %

Homebrewer Bios / Re: Brewer Bio: flbrewer
« on: February 12, 2015, 02:29:39 AM »
Nice Justin! makes me miss Jacks. I lived over the ditch in Ponte Vedra. Went to UNF back in 2000 i do miss those days:) live in idaho Falls now but frequently miss the beach/surf. O ya it must have been a bit chilly in the low 70s:) 

Equipment and Software / Re: Drill for Grain Mill
« on: February 09, 2015, 02:40:46 AM »
I use a cordless 18v dewalt also. Put it on a monster mill with set on #1 for speed. Only get maybe 3 uses before having to change battery.  I would by a corded drill with variable control if you have a plug near by.  I use the dewalt just because i had it for honey dues and such. 

General Homebrew Discussion / Debbie Downer (Cleaning My EHERMS)
« on: February 08, 2015, 02:34:40 PM »
I hate to be a Debbie Downer on a Sunday morning but I just want to say I really hate cleaning my EHERMS and this is why.   First off I have a 20Gal HLT, 15Gal MT and kettle. HLT has a 50’ SS coil and this is my problem cleaning. I have a consistent problem with a thin algae like growth which shows its face upon recirculation to get to strike temp.  My process is much like “kals” , The Electric brewery with assuming the sparge will rinse most of the coil out so no worries but that’s not the case.  It seems clean but low and behold it’s not come next batch, Algae is back and lots of it.  I have started using Sheppard brothers shear 2000 (4oz Gal at 160F) caustic and their acid (4oz Gal at 120F) to clean with a circulation of 30min or so. This is a PITA and I use a lot of the solutions because I need at least 4Gal to cover my element to heat/recirculate. Then I have to rinse everything thoroughly. Then I have to safely dispose of a lot of liquid. Anyway sorry to vent but this is the down side of having such a system and it is what it is. My 3 gal cooler batch sparge set up is waaaaay simpler.  Wish there was an easier way.  Peace out  and I do feel better yours truly Debbie downer☺

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2014 import hops release?
« on: February 07, 2015, 03:51:12 AM »
jeff said end of Feb. I was wanting UK challenger, HM and EKG myself just trying to order from one supplier and hops direct dont have UK challenger

General Homebrew Discussion / 2014 import hops release?
« on: February 06, 2015, 08:57:48 PM »
Does anyone know possibly when either Hops direct or YVH will release there UK and German/Hallertau region hops? i guess i could buy last years but was just wonder when they may be released or harvested. Hops direct has some but as always not all i want to order. hate to have to place 2 separate orders

Beer Recipes / Re: Captain stubings light lager thoughts
« on: February 04, 2015, 01:26:39 AM »
i am sure he will he always does bring BMC:) Poor guy says homebrew gives him a headache. i told him he cant drink a case of IPA and expect to not have a headache:) 

Beer Recipes / Re: Captain stubings light lager thoughts
« on: February 04, 2015, 01:16:12 AM »
ya being i never make or drink this style i did use her recipe. i am struggling and wanting to add some other malt but that would be no so " to style" maybe a bit of vienna 3% maybe. this is some yeast my buddy is dumping at a local brew pub

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