BrewBlog: Ravenwood IPA
Specifics
General Information
Method: All Grain
Comments

Preboil Gravity 1.056

Water amount was off by one full gallon.  So, adjust accordingly next time.

 

 

Scale Recipe
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Reference
Malts and Grains
Non-Fermentables
15 drops Fermcap @ 60 minutes  
5 tsp Yeast Nutrient @ 15 minutes  
2 tabs Whirlfloc @ 15 minutes  
5.2 Stabilizer @ mash minutes  
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

Cereal Mash and Single Infusion Mash

Grain Temperature: 72°F Tun Temperature: 72°F
Sparge Temperature: 168°F PH: 5.4
PPG: 27 Efficiency: 80%
Notes:

Boil cereal adjuncts to add to infusion mash.

Steps

# Name Type Time Temp. Description
1 Protein Rest Infusion 30 min. 104°F

Add 30% of mash water at 111° F / 44° C

2 Protein Rest Infusion 45 min. 122°F

Add 10% of mash water at 181° F / 83° C

3 Saccharification Infusion 60 min. 150°F

Add 25% of mash water at 200° F / 93° C

4 Mash Out Infusion 10 min. 168°F

Add 35% of mash water at 208° F / 98° C

Procedure
Water Amounts Calculator
Target Final Boil Volume: 11 gallons  
Evaporation Rate: 1.5 gallons per hour  
Boil Time: 60 minutes  
Runoff Volume Needed: 12.96 gallons 11 gallons (final boil volume) ÷ 0.96 (cooling) + 1.5 gallons (boil evaporation)
Grain Amount: 26 pounds  
Grain Absorbtion: 4.23 gallons  
Total Water Needed: 17.68 gallons 12.96 gallons (runoff) + 4.23 gallons (grain absorbtion) + .5 gallons (equip. loss)
Mash Water Needed:

8.65 gallons
round to 7

based on 1.33 quarts per pound of grain
Sparge Water Needed: 9.04 gallons 17.68 gallons (total water) – 8.65 gallons (mash water)

Calculations derived from Ray Daniels' book Designing Great Beers.

 

Strike Water Temperature Calculator
Grain Weight: 26 pounds
Grain Temperature: 60° F
Strike Water Amount: 7 gallons
Target Mash Temperature: 152° F
Equipment Loss: 7° F
Strike Water Temperature: 176.1° F (169.1° F less 7° F equipment loss adjustment)

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

I misread the nash volume,a nd used only 7 gallons.  It seemed thick, so I added a gallon from HLT.  Later read that it should have been 9 gallons.

My brewhouse efficiency was 71%.  Not bad.  Probably would have hit 74 if I had enough mash water.

Mashed at about 151.  mashed out at 168.

 

 

Special Procedures

summit hops 1/2 oz at boil  16.1

summit hops 1/2 oz at 5

 

 

Fermentation
Primary: 14 days @ 65° F
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