|6/26/2020||Clone Of Oat tweak Smash Centennial Double IPA 1.5 gallon||Double IPA||7.6 %||1.5 Gallon(s)|
|6/6/2020||Oat tweak Smash Centennial Double IPA||Double IPA||7.6 %||1 Gallon(s)|
|5/26/2020||Oat tweak All grain single malt Dojo IPA clone clone||Double IPA||7.6 %||1 Gallon(s)|
|5/16/2020||Smash all grain Centennial IPA||American IPA||4.5 %||1 Gallon(s)|
|5/14/2020||All grain single malt Dojo IPA clone clone||American IPA||6.0 %||1 Gallon(s)|
Switched to 2 gallon fermenter, with 1.5 gal wort size, aiming for twelve 12 oz. beers with each batch. Also starting with BIAB process as of this session. Mash at 150 for 60 min using Keep Warm oven method (power off when inserting tun). Mash out to 180 degrees. Ended up with 9 qts after boil, instead of projected 8, but in the end the amount was perfect, after racking from post flameout to ice bath and again to fermenter, leaving behind a nice amount of material.
No sparge. Mash with beta-glucan rest at 104 degrees with oats, otherwise 150 degrees for 1 hour.Numbers seem all messed up on this one. OG is way too low, FG is way too high. Changed mash process after this one to BIAB with dunk sparge which worked much better. FG being high - maybe under pitched? It had plenty of time. All mystery so this one is dubbed MODJ 6/28 on bottles. Primed this one with heaping 1/2 tsp sugar as my last couple with a full tsp seemed over carbonated. 3.65% ABV? We'll ...
Getting calculations from previous sessions more accurate. Step mash, no sparge method.
Started with 2.1 gallons, but after mash, had 1.9 gallons, rather than 1.7. This gives a grain absorption of 0.076 instead of 0.15. Mash thickness adjusted to make sparge vol 0.0 since I am doing no-sparge method for this one. Boiled for 88 minutes, counting 23 minutes in as 60 per chart and boiled an extra 5 min after a final check of volume before the last 5 min hop addition.
Finally have calculator set to my setup - 1 gallon brewing. Hopefully volumes will be accurate this time. Set oven to Keep Warm at 150 degrees until pot of mash went in, then cut off oven.After an hour of boiling, I still had 1.5 gallons of wort, so boiled another 30 min. All boil hops were in already, but still had whirlpool hops to add. Liquid measurement gone wrong? If anywhere, it was sparge volume (maybe 2.5 gal total in kettle?). Maybe my full boil isn't as vigorous to cause 1 gal/hr ...