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Offline santoch

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Re: New to brewing...serveral questions
« Reply #45 on: April 09, 2017, 09:01:09 pm »
typically you see fermentables quoted in either direct weights or percentages.  When they are in percentages, that would be percent of the overall fermentables in the grist.  Usually, its just the percent by weight of the total grist.   1 lb in a 10 lb grist is 10 percent, etc.

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Offline turfgrass

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Re: New to brewing...serveral questions
« Reply #46 on: April 10, 2017, 04:35:20 pm »
I'd have to look up the number, but I believe it will be 13.5lbs of grain and 4.5% dextrose......thinking about 9oz

Offline Joel5000

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Re: New to brewing...serveral questions
« Reply #47 on: April 10, 2017, 10:07:45 pm »
I don't want to rain on your parade, and PLEASE keep in mind I have no idea your level of experience, especially BC you said you have made wine. BUT, I would say a dogfish head 90 minute IPA might not exactly be the best beer to learn how to brew an all grain beer on.

1. Veteran all grain brewers can have difficulty with big beers, both with hitting numbers on the mash and with making sure fermentation goes well.
2. You are going to have a LOT going on with your first AG beer that will be new and different to you. A massive beer with hop additions every two minutes is a beast of a brew day for anyone, let alone a new AG brewer.

If you are going to go for it, I would recommend having a veteran brewer help you out, if you know anyone. Also PLAN ahead and make sure you are 100% set up and know every step before you start, you will not want to feel rushed once things get going.

Again I don't want to talk you out of this, I just want you to make a beer you will love and HAVE FUN, so you stick with this awesome hobby! Maybe I can ask a few questions so we can all steer you in the right direction?

What equipment are you brewing on?
How long have you been brewing wine?
Is this in fact your first beer?
Do you know anyone who could maybe help with your first AG brew day?
Are you 100% set on making this specific beer?

I have to agree with this suggestion.  You have picked an incredibly ambitious recipe for your first batch.  I have no doubt that you can pull it off if you are set on this recipe, but your day could end up being quite hectic.  Let us know how it turns out! I'm confident whatever you make will be beer, and it will be enjoyable.