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AG#15 – Stout of my head

Posted on: December 4, 2009

Stout of my Head

Fermentables:
Golden Promise 1800g
Flaked Barley 500g
Roasted Hemp Seed 250g
Wheat Malt 100g
Crystal Malt, Dark 100g
Roasted Barley 90g
Chocolate Malt 80g
(I also added a tiny bit of Maize which might just act like Corn Flour and Set my Mash!)

Hops:
Northdown 60 mins 25g (FWH)

Final Volume: 12 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.048
Final Gravity: 1.013
Alcohol Content: 4.5% ABV
Total Liquor: 19.1 Litres
Mash Liquor: 7.3 Litres
Mash Efficiency: 75 %
Bitterness: 40 EBU
Colour: 172 EBC

Grain weighed out, Golden Promise Malt, Flaked Barley, Dark Crystal Malt,Roasted Barley, Chocolate Malt, Roasted Hemp Seed,Gypsum, Coffee ground Corn I picked while out walking:
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Grain Temp:
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Treated water going into the Boiler, Just heating up enough for a little over the Mash Volume:
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Mashing, I got the other half to take this shot:
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After a bit of messing about, mash on at 9am @ 67.6C for 90mins:
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pH right on the money, I’m going to give up using these test strips as every mash I’ve done so far has been close enough not to bother:
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Grain bed at end of mash:
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Mash temp at 90mins:
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Northdown FWH:
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Hops in the wort, its really dark I think I got more colour than I bargained for! Mash efficiency says 80.5% which could be more than planned due to some extract from the Roasted Hemp:
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The Recycling Crew:
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Just come to a nice rolling boil:
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Trub at the bottom of the boiler:
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OG: 1044 @ 22c so near enough to predicted 1048:
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A pretty easy brewday, sparge ran off lovely and clear with no sign of anything sticking. Did a quick mix and ran off without letting it settle, both batches were good, could it be this technique or the fact that I had Flaked barley in there that kept the grain bed structure more open??

Pitched s-04 just Dry sprinkled at 22C and put to bed 🙂

*Bottled 15th Dec ’09

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