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Offline wrench77

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Low ABV
« on: March 27, 2018, 07:28:21 pm »
First time pooster here. Second batch of all grain, 10+ batches of extract. Craeted a hefe recipe using brewers friend. Based on all the ingredients it has an abv of 2.67%. Suggestions on raising that ?????? Thank you for any/all help:) recipe is as follows


Trial Hefe
Method: All Grain
Style: Weissbier   
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)   
Boil Size: 7.5 gallons
Boil Gravity: 1.018 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 35% (brew house)   

Original Gravity: 1.024 Final Gravity: 1.004 ABV (standard): 2.67% IBU (tinseth): 11.35 SRM (morey): 3.26
Fermentables
Amount   Fermentable   PPG   °L   Bill %
6 lb   American - Wheat   38   1.8   60%
4 lb   German - Pilsner   38   1.6   40%
10 lb   Total           
Hops
Amount   Variety   Type   AA   Use   Time   IBU
0.5 oz   German Hull Mellon   Pellet   4.1   Boil   60 min   9.47
0.5 oz   German Hull Mellon   Pellet   4.1   Aroma   5 min   1.89
Hops Summary
Amount   Variety   Type   AA
1 oz   German Hull Mellon   Pellet   4.1
1 oz   Total       
Mash Guidelines
Amount   Description   Type   Temp   Time
--      Sparge   155 F   --
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.25   qt/lb
Yeast
Fermentis / Safale - Safbrew - Wheat Beer Yeast WB-06
Attenuation (avg):
86%   
Flocculation:
Low
Optimum Temp:
54 - 77 °F   
Starter:
No

Offline twiggy2164

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Re: Low ABV
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2018, 07:32:52 pm »
How is the brewhouse efficiency only calculated at 35%? Something would have to go horribly, severely wrong to be that low.


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Offline ynotbrusum

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Re: Low ABV
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2018, 07:45:21 pm »
At 155 F I am fairly sure that you should be doing better at extraction.  Measure the gravity and don’t rely on the calculator.
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Offline wrench77

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Re: Low ABV
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2018, 07:51:52 pm »
I do think I messed this one up:/ lol

Offline ynotbrusum

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Re: Low ABV
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2018, 08:16:38 pm »
No problem.  Keep up the brewing!
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