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The Big C

American Pale Ale

All Grain


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Brewer/Contributor: Thure Busk Harrington

Batch Size: 6.60 gal

Boil Size: 8.01 gal

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The Big C

Type: All Grain

Date: 2/14/2006

Batch Size: 6.60 gal

Brewer: Thure Busk Harrington
Boil Size: 8.01 galAsst Brewer:
Boil Time: 75 min Equipment: 25 ltr. Nimbus - RS270
Taste Rating(out of 50): 45.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00
Taste Notes:


AmountItemType% or IBU
11.02 lbPale Malt (Weyermann) (3.3 SRM)Grain85.47 %
1.32 lbCaramunich II (Weyermann) (63.0 SRM)Grain10.26 %
0.55 lbCarawheat (Weyermann) (50.0 SRM)Grain4.27 %
0.88 ozChinook [13.00 %] (60 min)Hops30.6 IBU
0.88 ozCascade [5.50 %] (15 min)Hops6.4 IBU
0.88 ozCascade [5.50 %] (Dry Hop 7 days)Hops-
0.88 ozChinook [13.00 %] (Dry Hop 4 days)Hops-
1 PkgsCalifornia Ale (White Labs #WLP001)Yeast-Ale


Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.055 SG

Measured Original Gravity: 1.050 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.012 SGMeasured Final Gravity: 1.012 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.54 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 4.95 %
Bitterness: 37.0 IBUCalories: 222 cal/pint
Est Color: 12.5 SRMColor:

Mash Profile

Mash Name: Single Infusion, Medium BodyTotal Grain Weight: 12.90 lb
Sparge Water: 3.27 galGrain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 FTunTemperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSEMash PH: 5.4 PH

Single Infusion, Medium Body
Step TimeNameDescriptionStep Temp
60 minMash InAdd 16.12 qt of water at 165.9 F154.0 F
10 minMash OutAdd 9.03 qt of water at 196.6 F168.0 F

Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).

Carbonation and Storage

Carbonation Type: Kegged (Forced CO2)Volumes of CO2: 2.4
Pressure/Weight: 21.7 PSICarbonation Used: -
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 60.1 FAge for: 28.0 days
Storage Temperature: 52.0 F 


First 25g Cascade comes in right after the yeast and stands for 7 days. Chinook in secondary for 7 days. Filter and keg.
The aroma is "flowery" and the tast is pleasent bitter with citrussy notes.

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