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Offline jgaepi

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Please review my recipe
« on: October 12, 2018, 10:23:57 PM »
Hi, I'd greatly appreciate someone reviewing my recipe. I'm just getting back into brewing and I'm doing half batches these days. So, I used BeerSmith to cut my recipe in half, adding in 5% extra for batch sparging.

The original recipe is attached along with my BeerSmith calculations. I'm particularly interested in opinions about my water chemistry, which I'm a dunce at.

Lastly, I'm not completely sure the total water is going to give me 3.25g pre-boil. Thank you!

Offline Oginme

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Re: Please review my recipe
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2018, 11:12:29 AM »
Recipe looks fine.   I am not sure why you are adding 5% more malt without first knowing how much of a drop between fly sparging (which I assume you were doing before) and batch sparging.  Worst case is you will end up a bit higher in OG which may not be a bad thing.

As for your water chemistry, just seeing your additions without knowing your starting water or ending mineral/salt values I cannot comment on the appropriateness for the style or value the mineral additions will give you.
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Offline jgaepi

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Re: Please review my recipe
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2018, 06:24:10 PM »
Thanks. I could have sworn I wrote that I use R/O water. Also, I've only used batch sparging in the past and someone a long time ago taught me to add in about 5% more for loss.

Always learning so I'll take any advice.

Offline Kevin58

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Re: Please review my recipe
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2018, 12:24:08 PM »
Back when batch sparging was new there were those who thought that mash efficiency suffered but over time the difference between the two has been found to be so small as to be negligible.
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Offline jgaepi

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Re: Please review my recipe
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2018, 02:14:02 PM »
Ok, any thoughts on total water amount? I assumed I'd be a little north of 5g but this calculation is showing less. Thanks.

 

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