BrewBlog: Royal Umber
Specifics
General Information
Method: All Grain

Yeast:  I used the yeast from my IPA that I racked to secondary on brew day.  So, I just racked this brown ale on top of the yeast that I left in my fermenter.

I used my brewmometer for the first time today.  It was nice to get the wort to the proper temp when moving it into my fermenter.  I started it at 66 F.

 

Scale Recipe
Enter desired final yield (volume):
 gallons  
Reference
Malts and Grains
12.50 pounds 87.2% of grist
0.50 pounds 3.5% of grist
0.25 pounds 1.7% of grist
0.33 pounds 2.3% of grist
0.25 pounds 1.7% of grist
0.50 pounds 3.5% of grist
14.33 pounds 100% of grist
Non-Fermentables
1tbsp 5.2 Stabilizer  
Reference
Hops
Boil
Total Boil Time: 60 minutes
Reference
Yeast
Name: American Ale
Manufacturer: Wyeast
Product ID: 1056
Type: Ale
Flocculation: Medium
Attenuation: 75%
Temperature Range: 60–72°F
Amount: 250 ml
Mash Profile

Single Infusion Mash, Medium Bodied Beer

Grain Temperature: 72°F Tun Temperature: 72°F
Sparge Temperature: 168°F PH: 5.4
PPG: 27 Efficiency: 73.4%
Notes:

Mash profile for most well-modified malts.

Steps

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

Add 70% of mash water at 166° F / 74° C

2 Mash Out Infusion 10 min. 168°F

Add 30% of mash water at 197° F / 92° C

Procedure

Water Amounts



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: 14 pounds  
Grain Absorbtion: 2.8 gallons  
Total Water Needed: 12.05 gallons 7.75 gallons (runoff) + 2.8 gallons (grain absorbtion) + 1.5 gallons (equip. loss)
Mash Water Needed: 4.66 gallons based on 1.33 quarts per pound of grain
Sparge Water Needed: 7.4 gallons 12.05 gallons (total water) – 4.66 gallons (mash water)

 

Calculations derived from Ray Daniels' book Designing Great Beers.

I decided to go with 5 gallons mash, 7 gallons sparge.

 


 

Mash Temps

Strike Water Temperature Calculator
Grain Weight: 14 pounds
Grain Temperature: 66° F
Strike Water Amount: 5 gallons
Target Mash Temperature: 154° F
Equipment Loss: 3° F
Strike Water Temperature: 169.3° F (166.3° F less 3° F equipment loss adjustment)

Calculations derived from the Brewing Techniques Troubleshooter, Vol. 4, No. 4 available here.

 


 

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