This was done as part of Basic Brewing/BYO's collaborative experiment. Yay science!
Batch size: 5 gallons
- 5 lbs 2-row
- 4 lbs wheat malt
- 0.5 lb Cara 8
- 0.5 lb wheat flakes
- 0.5 lb Carastan
- 1 oz Willamette @ 60 mins
Add'l ingredients: 1 oz dried bitter orange peel
Yeast: Wyeast 3944
March 27, 2009: Smacked the Wyeast pack, then made a 1 litre starter with 130 g of pale malt extract.
Marchh 28, 2009: 4 gallons of strike water to 168F; mashed in my plastic tub fermenter, which worked perfectly. Temperature was 156 - 160 F (kept getting different measurements depending on how much I stirred). Dropped down to 142F -- should have wrapped the bucket with a towel. Approx. 2.75 gallons first runnings @ 1.054, which puts me at about 61% efficiency. Another 2.5 gallons for sparging, so total volume about 5.25 gallons or so.
Final volume was 4.5 gallons @ 1.048.
April 11, 2009: Bottled 2 gallons; gravity 1.009, so about 5.25% ABV. Added 1/4 tsp ground coriander...not even sure if it was worth it, since it wasn't fresh and it was such a small amount. 50 g dextrose.
April 26, 2009: Bottled the rest; 1.008 gravity. 7.5 litres yield; maybe 6 litres last time? 50g dextrose for priming.