Author Topic: A Little Help please  (Read 1579 times)

Offline Frankenbrew

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Re: A Little Help please
« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2015, 09:02:33 PM »
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Also try Brewing Classic Styles by Jamil Zainesheff. It's loaded with simple recipes that will get you in the ballpark, and then you can tweak them to your liking. When you use someone else's recipe and you tweak it, it becomes your recipe.
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Offline HoosierBrew

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Re: A Little Help please
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2015, 10:20:24 PM »
Also try Brewing Classic Styles by Jamil Zainesheff. It's loaded with simple recipes that will get you in the ballpark, and then you can tweak them to your liking. When you use someone else's recipe and you tweak it, it becomes your recipe.


Good advice. BCS is a good starting point for a style you haven't brewed before. But I always tweaked the recipes to suit my tastes and make it mine.
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Offline Koehler

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Re: A Little Help please
« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2015, 10:29:38 PM »
Thanks for all the help every one I will def do a little more research before I start making my own. My pre boil volume was ~5 gallons

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Re: A Little Help please
« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2015, 01:42:55 AM »
That almost certainly explains the low attenuation, but not the ~30% mash efficiency. I didn't see anything about stirring - are you relying on the RIMS alone to mash in? What's the lautering setup? What was the pre-boil volume? It should have been edit: ~6 gal.


I only stirred the grains once or twice through out the mash. Lautering is mashing out at 170 while recirculating the wort.
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