20 December 2007

Conical Experiment Day Thirteen

Brewing Date: Friday December 07, 2007
Head Brewer: Jeff
Recipe: Conical Experiment Maerzen

BJCP Style and Style Guidelines
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09-A German Amber Lager, Oktoberfest/Maerzen

Min OG: 1.050 Max OG: 1.064
Min IBU: 20 Max IBU: 30
Min Clr: 7 Max Clr: 14 Color in SRM, Lovibond

Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (GAL): 5.00 Wort Size (GAL): 5.00
Total Extract (LBS): 8.50
Anticipated OG: 1.049 Plato: 12.16
Anticipated SRM: 24.2
Anticipated IBU: 25.7
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes
Actual OG: 1.057 Plato: 13.97
Actual FG: 1.014 Plato: 3.58

Alcohol, Actual: 4.42 By Weight 5.64 By Volume

Grain/Extract/Sugar

% Amount Name Origin Gravity SRM
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11.8 1.00 lbs. Crystal 60L America 1.034 60
5.9 0.50 lbs. Chocolate Malt America 1.029 350
82.4 7.00 lbs. Munich Liquid Malt Extract 1.030 8

Hops

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 0.75 oz. Cascade Pellet 6.40 23.6 60 min.
0.25 oz. Cascade Pellet 6.40 2.1 15 min.

Extras

Amount Name Type Time
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1.0 Tsp Irish Moss Fining 15 Min.(boil)

Yeast
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WhiteLabs WLP862 Cry Havok

Bottling/Kegging Specifics
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Bottling Date: Thursday December 20, 2007
Desired Carbonation Level: 2.30 Volumes CO2
Fermentation Temperature: 68 F

Amount Kegged: 5.00 Gallons
Days Conditioned: 0
Carbonation Method: Forced
Carbonation Temperature: 42 F
Pressure Used: 11.07 Psi

Well, I kegged "The Great Experiment." The verdict? Well, I don't have a new planter. The beer was malty and slightly sweet. I couldn't detect any contamination.

I did notice, however, that my lid doesn't make a good seal. I think I'm going to have to invest in some small clamps.

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posted by Jeff Holt at 13:46

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