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Sunday, May 03, 2009
Big Ed's Swine Flu Brew
For this batch, I followed the same recipe as the last batch, except this time I went with 13+ lbs of grain instead of 11+:

12.00 lbs of Great West 2 row
.66 lb of Briess Dextrn C_PIL
.5 of Briess Crystal 60L
I reused the Safale US-05 yeast from the last batch as well.

I did an infusion mash of the grain and this time I got it closer to 152 degrees. Last time I did the mash in the Lauter Tun. This time I used another cooler for the mash. Mash time was 60 minutes. Then I put two gallons of 190 degree water in the Lauter Tun and slowly added the mash. Then I sparged the grain for 90 minutes. Last time I collected the juice in a large kettle. This time I collected it back into the mash cooler. And then from there to the brew kettle.

From there the rest of the recipe was the usual:

1.5 ounces of Hallertau Hops (7.5%) Boiling
0.5 ounce of Hallertau Hops (7.5%) Finishing

This time I probably over sparged the grain. Yield was over 7 gallons.

Specific Gravity: 1.042

May 16: Specific Gravity 1.011. Racked.

May 24: Specific Gravity 1.011. In the bottle. No Dry Hop this time. Wondering about the Hallertau hops. Some bitterness in the last two batches.

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