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Doc Brown Ale Recipe/process critique
« on: December 05, 2014, 07:47:29 AM »
Was hoping to get some recipe critique for this Brown Ale i did. OG ended up being 1.061 checked gravity after 3 weeks and was 1.030 should be 1.014. Instead of transferring to secondary i put it back into primary stirring up the yeast cake for a week more before checking again. I welcome your thoughts and below is a brew day video.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04hI9QcRtB0

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Re: Doc Brown Ale Recipe/process critique
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2014, 10:22:50 AM »
Best brew video of the day that I have seen all day

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Re: Doc Brown Ale Recipe/process critique
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2014, 12:02:00 PM »
What yeast did you use?  That's probably the biggest factor.  Also have you ever checked or calibrated your mash thermometer?  You might be mashing hotter than you thought and killed some enzymes.
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Re: Doc Brown Ale Recipe/process critique
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2014, 12:09:50 PM »
^^^dmtaylor might be onto something. 

I have that same thermometer, and last weekend I detected that it had wigged over the summer...
now reads about 12 degrees hotter than actual temp.



Fun video...I need fuel.   :)

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Re: Doc Brown Ale Recipe/process critique
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2014, 01:09:58 PM »
If it is a thermo related issue, this one is an absolute steal. It's made by the company that sells the Thermapen, has nearly the same accuracy at a fraction of the price. Best deal in thermometers out there IMO.


http://www.amazon.com/RT600C-Super-fast-Water-resistant-Digital-Thermometer/dp/B002GE2XF8
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Re: Doc Brown Ale Recipe/process critique
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2014, 03:10:58 PM »
It's what I have and I love it.
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Re: Doc Brown Ale Recipe/process critique
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2014, 05:00:34 PM »
It's what I have and I love it.
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Re: Doc Brown Ale Recipe/process critique
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2014, 05:40:27 PM »
What yeast did you use?  That's probably the biggest factor.  Also have you ever checked or calibrated your mash thermometer?  You might be mashing hotter than you thought and killed some enzymes.

Yeah, in one shot on the video with grain in the wort, it looked like it was starting to boil.  Sure to undo some enzymes.
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Re: Doc Brown Ale Recipe/process critique
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2014, 02:24:38 AM »
What yeast did you use?  That's probably the biggest factor.  Also have you ever checked or calibrated your mash thermometer?  You might be mashing hotter than you thought and killed some enzymes.

Yeah, in one shot on the video with grain in the wort, it looked like it was starting to boil.  Sure to undo some enzymes.
I figured that was either time lapse or extreme mash out.

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Re: Doc Brown Ale Recipe/process critique
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2014, 07:58:42 AM »
The yeast was WLP001. In the video the part with the grains bubbling was my attempt at getting to mash out temps. The thermometer has never been calibrated and i think i just may go with a new thermometer.