In this brew day I accomplished a much needed task and that was to carefully keep track of my water volumes. Why? So I could calculate my efficiency and get a better ability to hit both starting gravity (SG) and volume into my fermenter.
I accomplished the goal of water volume management by simply measuring how many inches are in a gallon in my brew pot (2″ per gallon) and taking into account my expected grain adsorption as well as boil off volume.
I ended up with 1.5 quarts loss on 5.156 pounds, or 0.3 quarts per pound, less than I expected.
On the flip side I ended up with a higher evaporation rate (1.25 gallons/hour) even with a slower rolling boil that I was getting inside.
These numbers will help in the future quite a bit, and now seeing my no rinse BIAB method efficiency of just 56%, I can plan my recipe’s for that value (or try another batch rinsing with ~1 gallon of water to see if there is an increase).
All in all a fairly good brew day, except for the whole leaf hops again. This is the last time I use those (without a hop sack anyways).
Some pics of the inagural inside brew day.
Keeney’s Deer Slobber
American Brown Ale
Batch Size (G): 2.5
Total Grain (lb): 5.156
Total Hops (oz): 1.20
Original Gravity (OG): 1.042 (°P): 10.5
Final Gravity (FG): 1.011 (°P): 2.8
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 4.13 %
Colour (SRM): 18.2 (EBC): 35.9
Bitterness (IBU): 30.5 (Average)
Brewhouse Efficiency (%): 56
Boil Time (Minutes): 0
4.500 lb Briess – 2 Row Brewers Malt (87.28%)
0.500 lb Crystal 60 (9.7%)
0.143 lb Briess – Chocolate Malt (2.77%)
0.013 lb Black Patent (0.25%)
0.70 oz Golding Leaf (4.75% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil) (0.3 oz/Gal)
0.25 oz Liberty Pellet (4.5% Alpha) @ 10 Minutes (Boil) (0.1 oz/Gal)
0.25 oz Willamette Pellet (5% Alpha) @ 0 Minutes (Boil) (0.1 oz/Gal)
Single step Infusion at 154°F for 60 Minutes.
Fermented at 64°F with Safale S-04
Clone of Moose Drool
7 Brix at completion of mash
9 Brix at start of boil.
Whirl Floc at :20 minutes until the end of boil
11 Brix SG, only 56% efficiency without rinsing
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