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Offline sdixon

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Belgian Pale Ale
« on: October 20, 2011, 05:54:17 PM »
Recipe Specs (Brewing tomorrow)
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Batch Size (L):                22.0
Total Grain (kg):              5.500
Total Hops (g):                26.00
Original Gravity (OG):        1.054
Final Gravity (FG):            1.014
Alcohol by Volume (ABV):   5.31 %
Colour (SRM):                  8.1   (EBC): 16.0
Bitterness (IBU):              25.7   (Average)
Brewhouse Efficiency (%): 70
Boil Time (Minutes):          60

Grain Bill
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4.500 kg Bohemian Pilsner (81.82%)
0.500 kg Crystal 40 (9.09%)
0.500 kg Munich I (9.09%)

Hop Bill
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14.0 g Magnum Pellet (12.5% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil) (0.6 g/L)
6.0 g Centennial Pellet (9.7% Alpha) @ 15 Minutes (Boil) (0.3 g/L)
6.0 g Centennial Pellet (9.7% Alpha) @ 1 Minutes (Boil) (0.3 g/L)

Misc Bill
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Single step Infusion at 151F for 60 Minutes.
Ferment at 68F with Wyeast 1214 - Belgian Abbey

Recipe calculated with Brew Mate
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Re: Belgian Pale Ale
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2011, 03:33:55 PM »
Brewed this last night. Recipe called for an OG of 1.054, I got 1.052. My problem came with the cooling. I couldn't get temp down without a chiller and went to bed at 3:30am without pitching yeast. Pitched in the morning, so hoping nothing nasty found it way in to the wort. Also, not certain my yeast starter is perfect... first time making starter from slant... oh well, we shall see.
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Re: Belgian Pale Ale
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2011, 03:36:32 PM »
hahaha, I was wondering why you were up posting at 3AM!!

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Re: Belgian Pale Ale
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2011, 04:42:16 PM »
Quote from: "sdixon"
Brewed this last night. Recipe called for an OG of 1.054, I got 1.052. My problem came with the cooling. I couldn't get temp down without a chiller and went to bed at 3:30am without pitching yeast. Pitched in the morning, so hoping nothing nasty found it way in to the wort. Also, not certain my yeast starter is perfect... first time making starter from slant... oh well, we shall see.


I used to cool mine over night in a tub of cold water with good results
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Re: Belgian Pale Ale
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2011, 09:16:48 AM »
Whew... relieved... I was nervous about my starter from the slant, but fermenter is bubbling away nicely this morning.
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Re: Belgian Pale Ale
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2011, 09:14:49 AM »
Update - So my first starter from a slant worked. The fermentation was vigorous if short. OSG ~ 1.052, FG ~ 1.012. Still sitting in secondary. I plan to keg this weekend.

PS - I forgot to add whirlfloc tablet and finding this to be a little too cloudy for my liking. Is now a good time to add gelatin to the secondary? Also, I want to harvest this yeast... will gelatin have any impact on the yeast at all>
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Re: Belgian Pale Ale
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2011, 09:38:35 AM »
Cold crash it before addign gelatin once its cold you can add gelatin right to your keg wait 24-48 hours before carbing the first coule pints will be cloudy but after that you will have clear beer
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Re: Belgian Pale Ale
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2011, 10:15:40 AM »
Thanks Dave.
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