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Old 22-02-2015, 09:18 PM   #21
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A lot of recipes don't provide mash volumes. I'm pretty sure you can calculate them the same way if they do. I actually enter recipes into Brewmate, a free software download, which allows you to change recipe volume, tells you mash volumes, everything you need basically. And stores the recipes you enter.
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Old 22-02-2015, 09:32 PM   #22
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I'll start looking out future recipes if this one goes to plan.

I've got these hops kicking about so I'm sure I can come up with something drinkable.

Hop Weight Alpha
Chinook 80g 12.40%
Nelson Sauvin 100g 12.56%
Centennial 100g 10.30%
Goldings 70g unknown (2012 I think)
Citra 50g 14.70%
target 100g 11.50%
amarillo 100g 7.90%
mosaic 100g 11.30%
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Old 22-02-2015, 09:35 PM   #23
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Good set of hops!
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I was finally close to a home brew shop today so picked up a kilo of Maris otter, some galaxy hops and some American ale yeast (which is what they recommended for my climate). Keen to get it on but will have to wait for a fv to become available.
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I have a 16 litre pot what I was thinking was going for something in the region of 3kg grains (500 or so may be speciality as I was looking at some sort of hobogblin style recipe).. Mash in 9lt water and top up with sparge water to 12-13 litres then boil with the hops. Possibly then possibly using DME and make up to 23 litres (depending on whether I decide to do this I would adjust the qtys of Hops accordingly)

Obviously this comes under possibly partial and probably warrants a separate thread but does this sound viable either way I decide?
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Old 23-02-2015, 11:27 AM   #26
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Yes it's a partial mash, I've done this myself and it works really well. If I need quantity I do this. Or a kit with a mini mash. Otherwise I make around 10 litres of AG beer. I seem to have tired of making 5 gallon AG brews.
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Old 28-02-2015, 09:10 AM   #27
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I picked up some Marris Otter this week so doing this at the weekend with 50g crystal and hopping with target, citra and Nelson Suavin. I'm making it for my brother as a birthday present.
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Old 28-02-2015, 08:18 PM   #28
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Bad start. I took on of the 1Kg bags of Maris Otter and poured it into the 3L of water, thought it wasn't a lot of water then looked at my bag with the rest of the grain (I'd bought 5Kg). There were 6 x 500g bags there meaning the bag i'd used was a 2Kg bag!

In with another 3L of water and it's mashing away nicely at 65C.

xOnly problem is my pan is only 11L so I can only sparge with about 4L or I'll risk a boil over. So it won't be very efficient, I'll end up with 10L somehow.

I've got a 32L boiler arriving on Monday so I won't make this mistake again.

Recipe from Beer Engine is

Fermentable Colour lb: oz Grams Ratio
Pale Malt 5 EBC 4 lbs. 6.5 oz 2000 grams 97.60%
Crystal Malt 130 EBC 0 lbs. 1.8 oz 50 grams 2.40%


Hop Variety Type Alpha Time lb: oz grams Ratio
Chinook Whole 12.40% 60 mins 0 lbs. 0.3 oz 8 grams 16.70%
Citra Whole 14.70% 10 mins 0 lbs. 0.4 oz 10 grams 20.80%
Amarillo Whole 10.40% 10 mins 0 lbs. 0.4 oz 10 grams 20.80%
Citra Whole 14.70% 0 mins 0 lbs. 0.4 oz 10 grams 20.80%
Amarillo Whole 10.40% 0 mins 0 lbs. 0.4 oz 10 grams 20.80%


Final Volume: 10 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.046
Final Gravity: 1.011
Alcohol Content: 4.50% ABV
Total Liquor: 16.1 Litres
Mash Liquor: 5.1 Litres
Mash Efficiency: 75 %
Bitterness: 45.5334404 EBU
Colour: 12 EBC
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These things happen. It's not a major problem. If the OG is too low you can always add some DME during fermentation. You could even sparge the grains again and boil the additional wort up separately, perhaps, if you are below volume after the boil.
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I'm not too fussed on the OG, if I hit 1.040 then it'll be a decent session strength beer. I'm usually very good at checking checking and checking, but assumed this time.
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