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Black Feet Brown Ale

190 calories 22.4 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: British Brown Ale
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 7 gallons
Post Boil Size: 5.5 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.045 (recipe based estimate)
Post Boil Gravity: 1.057 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 70% (brew house)
Calories: 190 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 22.4 g (Per 12oz)
Created: Friday November 22nd 2019
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
9 lb American - Pale 2-Row9 lb Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 72%
1 lb American - Caramel / Crystal 60L1 lb Caramel / Crystal 60L 34 60 8%
1 lb American - Special Roast1 lb Special Roast 33 50 8%
1 lb American - Victory1 lb Victory 34 28 8%
0.50 lb American - Chocolate0.5 lb Chocolate 29 350 4%
12.50 lbs / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
1 oz Cascade1 oz Cascade Hops Pellet 7 Boil 45 min 23.26 50%
0.50 oz Fuggles0.5 oz Fuggles Hops Pellet 4.5 Boil 30 min 6.26 25%
0.50 oz Fuggles0.5 oz Fuggles Hops Pellet 4.5 Boil 5 min 1.62 25%
2 oz / 0.00
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
1 tbsp irish moss Water Agt Boil 15 min.
White Labs - English Ale Yeast WLP002
1 Each
Attenuation (avg):
Very High
Optimum Temp:
65 - 68 °F
Fermentation Temp:
68 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 102 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
CO2 Level: 1.65 Volumes
Target Water Profile
Balanced Profile
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
0 0 0 0 0 0
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Start Temp Target Temp Time
4.7 gal Strike 152 °F 152 °F 60 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.5 qt/lb
Starting Grain Temp: 152 °F
Quick Water Requirements
Water Gallons  Quarts
Strike water volume at mash thickness of 1.5 qt/lb 4.69 18.8  
Mash volume with grains 5.69 22.8  
Grain absorption losses -1.56 -6.3  
Remaining sparge water volume (equipment estimates 4.2 g | 16.8 qt) 4.13 16.5  
Mash Lauter Tun losses -0.25 -1  
Pre boil volume (equipment estimates 7.08 g | 28.3 qt) 7 28  
Boil off losses -1.5 -6  
Hops absorption losses (first wort, boil, aroma) -0.08 -0.3  
Post boil Volume 5.5 22  
Going into fermentor 5.5 22  
Total: 8.81 35.3
Equipment Profile Used: System Default
  1. Clean and assemble your mash tun. Add 1 QT 180°F water for Every LB of grain to be mashed (Add Water First). By adding water first, you will pre-heat your mash tun. Stir water until your temperature hits 170°F. It is now time to add your CRUSHED grains to the cooler. Gently dough grains in until all grain is covered by water. Place lid on and continue to step #2.

  2. After 10 minutes you can check your temperature. You will be between 149°F and 156°F assuming you measured your water and grains correctly. Replace lid and "Mash" for 1 hour. Start to heat your sparge water at this point. You will need enough 200°F water for your expected final volume (5 gallons if you want five gallons of brew).

  3. After mashing for one hour, you will want to check for conversion of starch to sugar. This will be done by placing a small amount of grain free wort on a white plate or bowl. Add one drop of "Tincture of Iodine" to the wort. If it quickly disappears or stays/remains red, you are ready to move on to step #4. If the iodine turns black, starch is still present, return the lid and run a few test. Calibrate your thermometer. Recheck the temperature of the mash. If both are accurate, do another iodine test every 20 minutes until conversion is complete.

  4. Conversion is now complete. Slowly drain 1/2 gallon of wort and pour it back on top of your mash. This process (Vorlauf) is used to clear your wort. You may need to run more than 1/2 gallon. When wort is clear, sparging is your next process. Sparging is no more than rinsing the sweet wort from the grains in your mash tun. You will want to gently pour 200°F water over your grains (try to keep an inch or so of clean water on top of the grain bed). SLOWLY collect your wort from the spigot at the bottom of your mash tun. This process should take ONE HOUR. If this is rushed, your gravity will be low...take your time!

  5. After ONE HOUR and you have collected enough wort, it is time to start your boil. Keep in mind you will lose approximately 15% of your boil due to evaporation. If you want five gallons of beer, start with six gallons of wort. You are now on familiar ground. You will simply add your hops as scheduled in the recipe. No need to add specialty grains, they were in your mash. Be sure to add your wort chiller and Irish Moss for the last 15 minutes of the boil.

  6. You've made it this far and only have the basics left. Chill your wort as quickly as possible. Add your wort to a clean, sanitized fermentor. Aerate your wort aggressively and pitch your yeast. You are all grain beer brewing, so I hope you are building yeast starters at this point.
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