was combining and crush all of my grain for this recipe into a 5 gallon bucket. I normally then add all of my water salts to the crushed grain. The problem this time is my digital scale is broken. I usually measure all of my salts in grams. So i decided to use my backup scale which measures grams,but in 10's. (cheap plastic food scale). I started to weigh and add the salts to the crushed grain until realized I was reading the scale wrong. When I though I was adding 3 grams I was actually adding 30!
. So after pouting for a bit I figured I'd ask the board. What would you do?
My actual salt additions are as follow:
30g of calc carbonate should have been 3g
10g of gypsum should have been 1g
10g of calcium chloride should have been 1g
15g of Epsom salts should have been 1.5g
and I almost made it to the baking soda before I realized the big F***ing mistake I was making. I was using the EZ water adjustment sheet. By my estimation My mash will now have:
908 ppm of calcium
77 ppm of magnesium
270ppm of chloride
611 of sulfates
768 is my residual alk (RA)
I have not added mash water to this grain bill yet. Should it be dumped and should I start over again with another 13lbs of grain? Or,should I just brew it and waste all that time and and a nice new yeast starter if its bad, maybe taking it as an experiment?
Please advise guys...Please!!!
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Recipe: foreign extra stout
Style: Oatmeal Stout
TYPE: All Grain
Batch Size: 6.50 gal
Boil Size: 8.31 gal
Estimated OG: 1.062 SG
Estimated Color: 34.7 SRM
Estimated IBU: 29.6 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 80.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes
Amount Item Type % or IBU
11 lbs 12.0 ozPale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 84.58 %
1 lbs 1.1 oz Oats, Flaked (Briess) (1.4 SRM) Grain 7.71 %
8.6 oz Chocolate Malt (450.0 SRM) Grain 3.86 %
8.6 oz Roasted Barley (Crisp) (695.0 SRM) Grain 3.86 %
36.00 gm Centennial [8.70 %] (60 min) Hops 29.6 IBU
1 Pkgs London Ale (Wyeast Labs #1028)