I'm a loner Dottie... a rebel
|Nate and I mashing in|
|Beautiful wort, looks like apple juice.|
Although not as big as Field of Immortals, we were shooting for this beer to be over 7%. I replicated my process from the Field of Immortals brew day fairly closely. Again the mash efficiency was high, and the starting gravity of the finished batch was high. So high in fact it falls out of the parameters of the style. Once I entered our hop additions into BeerSmith, our calculated hop bitterness was also high.
|How I am going to do every batch.|
Nate and I ended up with almost exactly 5.25 gallons going into the fermenter, which should lead to five gallons of finished beer. It might make sense to dilute the residual sugar, alcohol, and hop bitterness with one gallon of water. That would make the beer more to style and would give us more beer. From now on I am going to assume higher yields in all of my batches and plan accordingly.
|Pitching yeast in well-aerated wort.|
It was fun to brew with another person and share knowledge. I'm sure we will collaborate again. Hopefully next time with Kert.
|Wort getting down to lager temps.|
Recipe: Angels Wings Brewer: Jason Asst Brewer: Nate Style: Helles Bock TYPE: All Grain Taste: (0.0) Recipe Specifications -------------------------- Boil Size: 7.49 gal Post Boil Volume: 5.99 gal Batch Size (fermenter): 5.25 gal Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal Estimated OG: 1.067 SG Estimated Color: 7.1 SRM Estimated IBU: 41.7 IBUs Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 % Est Mash Efficiency: 76.7 % Boil Time: 90 Minutes Ingredients: ------------ Amt Name Type # %/IBU Volume 8.86 gal Yellow Full (Under 6 SRM) Water 1 - - 2.37 g Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Mash) Water Agent 2 - - 1.58 g Calcium Chloride (Mash) Water Agent 3 - - 0.79 g Epsom Salt (MgSO4) (Mash) Water Agent 4 - - 0.50 tsp Lactic Acid (Mash) Water Agent 5 - - 9 lbs Pilsner Malt (Muntons) (1.9 SRM) Grain 6 65.5 % 0.70 gal 4 lbs 12.0 oz Munich Malt (Muntons) (8.1 SRM) Grain 7 34.5 % 0.37 gal 0.50 tsp Lactic Acid (Sparge) Water Agent 8 - - 0.75 oz Magnum [14.70 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 9 35.8 IBUs - 0.25 oz Magnum [14.70 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 10 5.9 IBUs - 0.00 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 mins) Fining 11 - - 1.0 pkg Harvest (Imperial Yeast #L17) Yeast 12 - - Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, No Mash Out Total Grain Weight: 13 lbs 12.0 oz ---------------------------- Name Description Step Temperat Step Time Mash In Add 17.99 qt of water at 163.9 F 150.0 F 60 min Sparge: Fly sparge with 4.74 gal water at 168.0 F Notes: ------ Original recipe needed 12 oz Acidulated Malt. Used Lactic Acid in Mash and Sparge instead. AA% on Magnum was high, so used 0.75 at 60 and 0.25 at 15 instead of 1.0 at 60 min. Awesome mash, sparge and boil. Crush was perfect first time through mill. System is dialed in and will adjust profile accordingly.
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