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Eve of Darkness - 3rd Strong Ale - March 14, 2020

279 calories 28 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: American Strong Ale
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (ending kettle volume)
Pre Boil Size: 6.5 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.071 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 65% (ending kettle)
Calories: 279 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 28 g (Per 12oz)
Created Friday March 23rd 2018
1.084
1.020
8.41%
87.21
22.31
n/a
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Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
14 lb Crisp Malting - Finest Maris Otter14 lb Finest Maris Otter 38 3 74.4%
2 lb New Zealand - Malted Rye2 lb Malted Rye 40.2 3 10.6%
1 lb Belgian - Biscuit1 lb Biscuit 35 23 5.3%
0.75 lb German - Melanoidin0.75 lb Melanoidin 37 25 4%
0.75 lb Belgian - Special B0.75 lb Special B 34 115 4%
0.25 lb American - Roasted Barley0.25 lb Roasted Barley 33 300 1.3%
0.06 lb United Kingdom - Black Patent0.0625 lb Black Patent 27 525 0.3%
18.81 lb / 0.00
 
Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
1.75 oz Magnum1.75 oz Magnum Hops Pellet 12.8 Boil 60 min 64.05 37.6%
1.90 oz Centennial1.9 oz Centennial Hops Leaf/Whole 7.8 Aroma 15 min 19.12 40.9%
1 oz Cascade1 oz Cascade Hops Leaf/Whole 7.8 Aroma 5 min 4.04 21.5%
4.65 oz / 0.00
 
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
5.8 gal Strike 152 °F 60 min
5.13 gal Fly Sparge 170 °F 60 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.25 qt/lb
 
Yeast
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04
Amount:
2 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (avg):
75%
Flocculation:
High
Optimum Temp:
54 - 77 °F
Starter:
No
Fermentation Temp:
64 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 147 B cells required
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Priming
CO2 Level: 2.13 Volumes
 
Target Water Profile
Balanced Profile
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
0 0 0 0 0 0
Allowed 0.25 gal BK trub loss, 0.25 gal equipment loss, 0.2 gal/# (4.26 gal) grain loss. Would run off 1.62 gal from mash, so needed 5.13 gal sparge.
Ended up with 1.75+ gal more water to run off after collecting 6.5 gal. (0.09 gal/# over-estimate of grain absorption)
If grain only absorbed 0.13 gal/#, would have lost 2.95 gal total, needed 3.56 gal sparge water. That's where my extra water came from. Assumed too much grain absorption. However, underestimated equip/trub loss; I had 1 gal left in the BK (lots of hops). Probably got 0.5 gal less into primary, despite all the extra water!
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
 
Notes

added some wort to primary, then sprinkled 2 packs yeast, then continued to rack the rest of the wort on it. Bubbling away 13 hours later.
A little sweet out of fermenter. Maybe cut the Special B and biscuit next time. See what happens after bottle conditioning.

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