I'm planning a low oxygen brew for my next batch (hoping to brew it next weekend).
I'm thinking I can follow the paper pretty well with the following exceptions:
- I'm brewing a Belgian ale so the fermentation schedule will be different
- My understanding from reading the GBF is that you want to use less than 100 mg/l of SMB for ales so I was
thinking maybe I would start at 50 mg/l
-Given my schedule, it's extremely likely I will miss the window for spunding so I'll have to add some
priming solution in the keg
I think I have everything else covered (condition grain, pre-boil strike water,fill mash tun from bottom, minimal stirring/splashing, no sparge, 60 minute boil targeting 10% evaporation, stainless chiller, etc.).
Any comments or suggestions?
Is it recommended to skip the vorlauf when not utilizing a recirculating mash system?
I really don't know what to expect in terms of the efficiency hit. I'm usually in the low 80's for this beer, but with no sparge, no stirring to break up any dough balls, shorter boil, and conditioned grain (which I think will result in a coarser crush), I designed the recipe to target 70%.