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  1. daemon

    daemon New Member

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    I was wondering if anyone could give me feedback on a recipe that I wish to try this month. I would appreciate any comments or tips from those that know more than I.
    HOME BREW RECIPE:
    Title: trial braggot 1
    Author: daemon

    Brew Method: Extract
    Style Name: Braggot
    Boil Time: 30 min
    Batch Size: 1 gallons (fermentor volume)
    Boil Size: 1 gallons
    Boil Gravity: 1.156
    Efficiency: 35% (steeping grains only)

    STATS:
    Original Gravity: 1.156
    Final Gravity: 1.008
    ABV (standard): 19.43%
    IBU (tinseth): 9.15
    SRM (daniels): 23.15

    FERMENTABLES:
    48 oz - Honey (70.6%)
    8 oz - Dry Malt Extract - Light (11.8%)

    STEEPING GRAINS:
    8 oz - American - Caramel / Crystal 120L (11.8%)
    4 oz - Belgian - Biscuit (5.9%)

    HOPS:
    0.5 oz - Nelson Sauvin, Type: Pellet, AA: 12.5, Use: Boil for 5 min, IBU: 9.15

    YEAST:
    Wyeast - Dry Mead 4632
     
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    jmcnamara Well-Known Member

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    funny, i made a braggot last weekend. this is probably a bit useless for you now, but here's what i did.

    I used some smoked malt (mesquite I think) and the mash smelled delicious. I also added the honey at the very end, to help keep the aromatics and not boil them away.

    I used some yarrow instead of hops too. really not sure how that will turn out, and I'm kind of regretting not using at least a pinch of them. I'd recommend using a bit less than what you listed. Maybe .25 oz?

    Also, I just noticed you're estimated OG. That seems really high. Can you maybe double the volume of the batch while keeping the recipe the same? That should give you a much more drinkable ~10%, and it should be ready to drink a little bit quicker too. And one last thing, bump up your boil size. Even though you're boiling for 30 mins, I'd imagine you'd lose a quart or two of water.

    Anyway, just my 2cents. Hope it turns out good?
     

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