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Recipe Specifics:

Type: All Grain
SRM: 4.9
IBUS: 25.8
Batch Size: 5 gal
Boil Time: 90 min
Final Bottling Vol: 4.30 gal
Efficiency: 64.00 %



Water Profile:

Laurel, MD Water with Adjustments:

Unfortunately, I don’t have notes on what adjustments I made to this batch.

Actual Water Mineral Numbers Unknown



Final Numbers:

Original Gravity: 1.051
Final Gravity: 1.012
ABV: 5.1%
Keg or Bottle: Keg
Keg Hops: No
Oxygen: Shook Bucket



Mash/Grain Profile:

Mash In Add 4.13 gal of water at 165.2 F 152.0 F 30 min

Batch sparge with 2 steps (Drain mash tun , 1.93 gal) of 209.0 F water 168 F 15 min

Amt Name Type # %/IBU
9 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 81.8 %
1 lbs Munich Malt (8.0 SRM) Grain 2 9.1 %
8.0 oz Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 3 4.5 %
8.0 oz Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 4 4.5 %


Boil Ingredients:

Amt Name Type # %/IBU
28.35 g Simcoe [13.00 %] – Boil 25.0 min Hop 5 25.8 IBUs
1.00 Items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 mins) Fining 6
28.35 g Cascade [5.50 %] – Boil 0.0 min Hop 7 0.0 IBUs
28.35 g Centennial [10.00 %] – Boil 0.0 min Hop 8 0.0 IBUs
28.35 g Chinook [13.00 %] – Boil 0.0 min Hop 9 0.0 IBUs



Starter: Yes, 1.0 liter

Yeast: WLP001 California Ale

Temperature: Fermented at 67 degrees for 5 days then raised to 70


Dry Hopping:

7 Days at 63 degrees loose (no hop bag)

Amt Name Type # %/IBU
28.35 g Cascade [5.50 %] – Dry Hop 0.0 Days Hop 11 0.0 IBUs
28.35 g Simcoe [13.00 %] – Dry Hop 0.0 Days Hop 12 0.0 IBUs


Mash was only 63% efficiency (didn’t do 60 minute mash, could be part of the reason why).
Planned on adding .65 gallons of water to dilute to get more volume but missed gravity so didn’t do this.
Carbonated in keg with cane sugar for 2 weeks, first time doing this.

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