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Offline BrewBama

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Regal Pale Ale
« on: July 11, 2014, 07:40:25 PM »
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



command central



dough in



first runnings



3.5 gal spot on



second runnings



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.
« Last Edit: July 12, 2014, 05:48:43 AM by BrewBama »
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Re: Regal Pale Ale
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2014, 05:49:47 AM »
I GOTTA get a flame decal for my Thermapen!

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Re: Regal Pale Ale
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2014, 06:05:25 AM »
I GOTTA get a flame decal for my Thermapen!

I think it came with that - one of those limited edition things....mine is boring blue, but it works!

I also noticed the smoker - my second hobby, too!
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Re: Regal Pale Ale
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2014, 06:08:05 AM »
Do you tilt the cooler when you batch sparge?  I think I have the same cooler ( 72 quart extreme 5 day ) and I seem to have more dead space than a couple of cups or my math/beersmith profile is just wrong.  Do you my sharing your beersmith equipment profile?  Thanks for the post and pictures.

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Re: Regal Pale Ale
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2014, 06:31:33 AM »
Do you tilt the cooler when you batch sparge? 



Yep, sure do. I use a short piece of 2 X 4 to prop up the end opposite the drain. Probably cuts your 'dead space' in half.
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Re: Regal Pale Ale
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2014, 11:30:55 AM »
Cascade and Nelson make a good pair.   

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Regal Pale Ale
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2014, 12:53:17 PM »
Do you tilt the cooler when you batch sparge?  I think I have the same cooler ( 72 quart extreme 5 day ) and I seem to have more dead space than a couple of cups or my math/beersmith profile is just wrong.  Do you my sharing your beersmith equipment profile?  Thanks for the post and pictures.

-Tony

Mine is the smaller 36 Qt. I had to tilt my old one but don't have to tilt this one at all. Plus, I don't lose heat during the mash.  I'll figure out how to share my profile and get back to you.

I think it came with that - one of those limited edition things....mine is boring blue, but it works!

I also noticed the smoker - my second hobby, too!

It did.  SWMBO got me that for a gift.  It's so fast it has FLAMES!  LOL

My brew area shares space with my outdoor "kitchen".  It's really just a couple cookers and a home built center table (aka "cheap and easy") but it works!



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« Last Edit: July 12, 2014, 04:03:00 PM by BrewBama »
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