This was my brew day -- Regal Pale Ale
-- the National Homebrew Competition gold-medal American pale ale recipe. I did this for the 2014 Big Brew and it was a hit so this is a sequel.
My set up
3.5 gal spot on
a bit over 7 gal
I love this new mash/lauter tun. I have about 1/2 a cup dead space.
boil started - first hop addition
boil complete -- draining the hop spider
cooling the wort
ready for the US-05 yeast to turn my wort into beer
The recipe calls for an OG of 1.056 but Beersmith says 1.052. I got 1.052 out of it which is cool. Beersmith says I got just north of 77% efficiency. I'm good with that.