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Maiden Voyage

308 calories
Method: All Grain
Style: American Barleywine
Boil Time: 90 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Boil Size: 6.75 gallons
Boil Gravity: 1.076 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 69% (brew house)
Source: Dr. Beech
Calories: 308 calories (Per 12oz)
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Amount Fermentable PPG °L Bill %
15.4 lb American - Pale 2-Row15.4 lb Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 73.3%
3.1 lb American - Caramel / Crystal 40L3.1 lb Caramel / Crystal 40L 34 40 14.8%
1.5 lb American - Victory1.5 lb Victory 34 28 7.1%
1 lb United Kingdom - Dextrine Malt1 lb Dextrine Malt 33 1.8 4.8%
21 lb Total      
Amount Variety Type AA Use Time IBU
1 oz Azacca1 oz Azacca Hops Pellet 15 Boil 90 min 43.94
1 oz Chinook1 oz Chinook Hops Pellet 13 Boil 60 min 35.6
1 oz Azacca1 oz Azacca Hops Pellet 15 Boil 5 min 8.19
2 oz Simcoe2 oz Simcoe Hops Leaf/Whole 12.7 Hopback 0 min
2 oz Chinook2 oz Chinook Hops Leaf/Whole 13 Dry Hop 7 days
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
6.3 galStrike Volume/RIMS @ 154 to Mash-InInfusion140 °F20 min
--Adjust RIMSTemperature152 °F20 min
--Adjust RIMSTemperature160 °F20 min
--Adjust RIMSTemperature170 °F10 min
3.9 galHLT/Tun/LauterFly Sparge170 °F60 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.2 qt/lb
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Type Use Time
3 g Gypsum Water Agt Mash 0 min.
3 ml Lactic acid Water Agt Mash 0 min.
Attenuation (custom):
Optimum Temp:
65 - 72 °F
Fermentation Temp:
70 °F
Pitch Rate:
1.0 (M cells / ml / ° P) 463 B cells required
Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Target Water Profile: Balanced Profile
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
80 5 25 75 80 100
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This is the first beer I will be brewing with my new "super rig": an all-electric RIMS system with a plate chiller and hop-back infuser. Because I can now step-mash with ease, as well as hop infuse right before hitting the chiller, it's time to stress-test the new system with a massive Imperial American Strong Ale.

Goal should be to do way better than 69% Brew House efficiency recipe calls for, ideally 78% or higher, so let's do things right...

For the hops, don't use Simcoe for the HopRocket hopback, but Eureka instead.

Mash: Target 5.3 as the Mash pH; test at 0 (should be ~5.2) and 15 (~5.3) minutes, and adjust accordingly. The mash steps should encourage B-Amylase at first, balanced amylase, and then A-amylase to finish with a nice complex but fermentable wort.

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Last Updated: 2019-06-12 18:32 UTC
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