I had some wort volume issues at the end and decided to add 1/2 gallon of water, so I'm sure that's my low FG problem. It's still cloudy so I'm considering leaving it another week... Bad idea?

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I had some wort volume issues at the end and decided to add 1/2 gallon of water, so I'm sure that's my low FG problem. It's still cloudy so I'm considering leaving it another week... Bad idea?

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Leave it another week. Rack to a secondary for 3-4 days with gelatin and it'll clear up nicely.

I had some wort volume issues at the end and decided to add 1/2 gallon of water, so I'm sure that's my low FG problem. It's still cloudy so I'm considering leaving it another week... Bad idea?

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Thanks for such an easy and supposedly tasty recipe BM, I look forward to drinking it!

do you think this would alter the taste?(as far as getting close to the orignal calls for)

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It should get you close to the "spirit" of the beer. This isn't an overly hopped beer so that mix will work just fine.

do you think this would alter the taste?(as far as getting close to the orignal calls for)

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I think this will balance well with the irish red and stout that I'll have tapped for our party next weekend.

thanks! ill be getting the grain bills and such tomm and will be brewing it on sat!It should get you close to the "spirit" of the beer. This isn't an overly hopped beer so that mix will work just fine.

also, another question...how long should i ferment it? (primary, and if needed, secondary and bottling)

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We will obviously need pics of said party to indeed prove that A) You are a homebrewer and B) ...uh...what was I saying?...I think this will balance well with the irish red and stout that I'll have tapped for our party next weekend.

Nevermind...carry on....:cross:

5 lb. Extra Light Dry Extract

1 lb. Cara Pils

.42 oz. Centennial 45 min

.42 oz. Centennial 20 min

.42 Cascade 10 min

.42 Cascade 5 min

1 pks Nottingham

Since I am so new to brewing, does this sound about right? Or would I be better off taking his numbers from the original recipe for 10 gallons all grain on page 1 of this thread and then converting it in Beersmith?

Thanks for any input.

cant say if the numbers look right or not, but on the first post, theres a 5gallon receipe below the 10gallon receipe.I am going to brew this beer most likely in the next week or so. I gotta try a beer that has 37 pages written about it. I have read ALL of them. I am brewing extract as this is my 2nd brew. I took the numbers that BM gave for a 5.5 gallon extract batch and put them in Brewsmith. I am looking to brew a 5 gallon batch with a 2.5 gallon boil. This is what Beersmith came out with after I converted BM extract recipe.

5 lb. Extra Light Dry Extract

1 lb. Cara Pils

.42 oz. Centennial 45 min

.42 oz. Centennial 20 min

.42 Cascade 10 min

.42 Cascade 5 min

1 pks Nottingham

Since I am so new to brewing, does this sound about right? Or would I be better off taking his numbers from the original recipe for 10 gallons all grain on page 1 of this thread and then converting it in Beersmith?

Thanks for any input.

But I am assuming that his 5 and 10 gallon recipes are for all grain with a 6.57 gallon boil.cant say if the numbers look right or not, but on the first post, theres a 5gallon receipe below the 10gallon receipe.

I am looking for an extract with steeping grain recipe for a 5.5 gallon batch with a 2.5-2.75 gallon boil size.

I think I am right with my numbers but I want to find out for sure from some of the veterans before I go out and buy my ingrediants.

SWMBO loves it - clear and tastes like Baltika #3. I liked the taste as well for a light dinner refreshment. Can't wait to carb it and drink up. I think I'll use some gelatin before going into the keg.

Any advice on how long I should leave it in the secondary? We're planning on drinking it on 3/14 for our St. Paddy's party with three other brews - BM 3 Crop Cream, Dog Spit Stout Clone, Irish Red (Kilkenny Clone). I plan on force carbing sometime next Wednesday or so.

What's up with all that headspace in your carboy? You using a 6/6.5 gallon carboy?

I think you can get a good 5.5-gal batch using a partial boil with this:

Late Extract Addition

Steep Cara Pils for 30 min at 160 deg F - try using 1-1.5 gallons of water for this

Partial Boil: 2.5 gallons

Evap loss assumed : 0.5 gallons

Add 1.5 lbs DME at start of boil (60 min)

Add 0.25 oz Centennial (50 min)

Add 0.25 oz Centennial (20 min)

Add 0.25 oz Cascade (10 min)

Add 0.25 oz Cascade (5 min)

Add 4 lbs DME (2 min or at flameout) - let rest at high temp a few minutes to pasteurize and then cool rapidly.

This would get you 5.5 gallons with an OG = 1.041 and about 18 IBUs

I'm going to also do this with a 3.5-gallon boil and will adjust this schedule slightly to accomodate. Note that with 5.5 gallons you need 5.5 lbs of DME to get an OG = 1.04 or so. Or you can stick with 5 lbs and have a lighter version (OG around 1.038).

Add both additions of Centennial 10 minutes earlier each to achieve 20 IBUs.

Thanks!. I think that I may try that as I am brewing on Sunday the 8th.

I think you can get a good 5.5-gal batch using a partial boil with this:

Late Extract Addition

Steep Cara Pils for 30 min at 160 deg F - try using 1-1.5 gallons of water for this

Partial Boil: 2.5 gallons

Evap loss assumed : 0.5 gallons

Add 1.5 lbs DME at start of boil (60 min)

Add 0.25 oz Centennial (50 min)

Add 0.25 oz Centennial (20 min)

Add 0.25 oz Cascade (10 min)

Add 0.25 oz Cascade (5 min)

Add 4 lbs DME (2 min or at flameout) - let rest at high temp a few minutes to pasteurize and then cool rapidly.

This would get you 5.5 gallons with an OG = 1.041 and about 18 IBUs

I'm going to also do this with a 3.5-gallon boil and will adjust this schedule slightly to accomodate. Note that with 5.5 gallons you need 5.5 lbs of DME to get an OG = 1.04 or so. Or you can stick with 5 lbs and have a lighter version (OG around 1.038).

Add both additions of Centennial 10 minutes earlier each to achieve 20 IBUs.

im mashing the grains at 150 for 60mins...whats the wash out temp? and sparging temp?

Thanks.

ps, i used .25lbs of carapils(long story short, my friend dumped the grain into the HLT instead of the MLT.

looks like i got something else, will keep you guys posted in a few weeks.

Just bottled my all-perle extract version. I had a short-fill, so I cooled it off and tried it. Just as I said before, a great, simple recipe!I just brewed the extract version. I have excellent access to Perle hops, so I went all Perle.

I'll post back once I've tried it.

Such a great, simple recipe concept. Thank you!

Can't wait for a bit of carbonation!

BTW, I used half carapils (Belgian, about 10l) and half dextrine. Turned out good.

What are other extract brewers using?

BierMuncher (or anyone else), what good does freezing the bottles do? Curious.Yepper...

Decided to go to the trouble of freezing the bottles this time around when bottling and made a huge difference.

The blonde was definitely a hit at the party. Especially with those who didn't want something darker. Unfortunately I did a lot of sampling myself and my skills for using a camera quickly deteriorated. Crown Reserve and Jaeger may be partially to blame. My wife got a few pictures, but they were all after 1 am and I'm not sure I should post them.We will obviously need pics of said party to indeed prove that A) You are a homebrewer and B) ...uh...what was I saying?

Nevermind...carry on....:cross:

Sparge water ammount, and temp? Greatly appreciated. Thank you

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I fly sparge with 180 degree water. I sparge until I get my pre-boil volume.

Sparge water ammount, and temp? Greatly appreciated. Thank you

Thanks a lot can't wait to get started.

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Anyway, I sub'd the Centennials with Sorachi Ace. This is my last attempt to make the SWMBO something she'll actually drink. I figured the lemony Sorachi and the grapefruity Cascade will hopefully play out into something she likes. She wasn't a big fan of my Centennial Pale Ale.......

Will advise.

can anyone with some software crank out a partial mash recipe for this one?

5 gallon batch

3.25 lbs Pale Malt (2-row) US

.75 lbs Cara Pils/Dextrin

.50 lbs Caramel/Crystal 10 L

.50 lbs Vienna Malt

2.81 lbs Extra Light LME

I will keep the hop schedule the same and mash with 6.25 quarts (5lbs grain @ 1.25qrts per LB) @ 150 for an hour.

How did I do?

I am really looking forward to seeing how it turns out. My sample cleared up really nice and was really light and gold.

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Yes. Add it in the last 10-15 minutes of the boil.

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2 tablets for 10 gallons is right. 1 per 5.

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