2nd brew; missed OG

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2nd brew; missed OG

Unread postby mikeschmidt » Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:09 pm

Today was 2nd brew day with Braumeister. The overall experience was better than with my first brew which was also good. I expect this to continue as I get more familiar with my setup.

I brewed another IPA, this time my own recipe built in BeerSmith2. I used the same mash schedule as Speidel's IPA recipe. I used same 80min boil. New recipe has 1kg more grain (4.5kg Pale Ale, 750g Munich and 250g CaraPils). I used 25g Magnum hops for bittering (60min). Then added Citra, Amarillo and Simcoe hops later in boil (5min / 20g Citra, 10g Amarillo, 10g Simcoe) and for hop stand (20min / 20g Citra, 20g Amarillo, 15g Simcoe).

Knowing how the process goes allowed me to better utilize the time for prepping next stage or cleaning up the last. The only "concerns" were... Not sure about my grain crush, never sure about volumes (added 3L more after mash), used liquid yeast for first time. The yeast said it could be directly pitched but a starter would've probably been better.

For whatever reason I missed my target OG. Measured 1.050 should've been 1.058 according to BeerSmith2. Now the waiting starts. I'm sure it will be beer and probably more hops then Speidels as I have some dry hops as well.
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Re: 2nd brew; missed OG

Unread postby LMoerkens » Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:00 am

The waiting part is always the difficult part :D

Let us know how it matures :beer:
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Re: 2nd brew; missed OG

Unread postby bierfest » Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:57 am

This will happen. It will take quite a while before you have your own unique measurements figured out and can accurately predict you OG
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Re: 2nd brew; missed OG

Unread postby Joe1002 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:18 am

With 5kg of grain I would expect a 1.050 beer, you probably need to amend your beersmith profile as you get more used to your system, volumes, boil off, efficiencies etc.
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