BrewBlog: Winter Warmer Ale
Specifics
General Information
Method: All Grain
Comments

This beer is based on the Winter Warmer Ale recipe from Northern Brewer.  I used a little more base malt (12lb vs 11.5lb).  I did not make a yeast starter, so I used two of the Wyeast Smack Packs.

 

 

Scale Recipe
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Reference
Malts and Grains
Adjuncts
1.00 pounds Brown Sugar, Dark  
Non-Fermentables
1tbsp Irish Moss @ 15 minutes  
Reference
Hops
Boil
Total Boil Time: 90 minutes
Reference
Yeast
Name: Scottish Ale
Manufacturer: Wyeast
Product ID: 1728
Type: Ale
Flocculation: High
Attenuation: 71%
Temperature Range: 55–75°F
Amount: 250 ml
Mash Profile

Batch Sparge Mash Profile

Grain Temperature: 68°F Tun Temperature: 68°F
Sparge Temperature: 156°F PH: 5.4
PPG: 16.4 Efficiency: 44.5%
Notes:

Mash profile for most well-modified malts.

Steps

# Name Type Time Temp. Description
1 Mash Infusion 60 min. 154°F

Calculate stike temp and water amount based on grain bill.

2 Secondary Mash Infusion 30 min. 154°F

This is the secondary mash, to be started after that run-off of the first mash.

Procedure
Water Amounts Calculator
Target Final Boil Volume: 6 gallons  
Evaporation Rate: 1.5 gallons per hour  
Boil Time: 60 minutes  
Runoff Volume Needed: 7.75 gallons 6 gallons (final boil volume) ÷ 0.96 (cooling) + 1.5 gallons (boil evaporation)
Grain Amount: 13.25 pounds  
Grain Absorbtion: 2.65 gallons  
Total Water Needed: 10.9 gallons 7.75 gallons (runoff) + 2.65 gallons (grain absorbtion) + .5 gallons (equip. loss)
Mash Water Needed: 4.97 gallons based on 1.5 quarts per pound of grain
Sparge Water Needed: 5.93 gallons 10.9 gallons (total water) – 4.97 gallons (mash water)


Calculations derived from Ray Daniels' book Designing Great Beer

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