Saturday, March 3, 2012

Batch 118, Panama Red

Yet another batch of my favorite beer. Sort of annoyed -- I'd made sure I had all the right grain well in advance, didn't check on hops. I'm completely out of Mt. Hood, so I substituted Delta. It won't be the same, but I'm sure it will be good.

10 gallon batch

OG: 1.061 calculated, 1.062 actual
FG: 1.015 calculated, 1.012 actual
IBU: 64
SRM: 13
ABV: 5.9%

20.25 lbs 2-row
1.5 lbs wheat
1.5 lbs crystal 60
.25 lbs chocolate

Mash at 154F for 60 min.

2 oz Delta, FWH
2 oz Centennial, 60 min
2 oz Cascade, 30 min
1 tsp Irish Moss, 15 min
2 oz Delta, 5 min
2 oz Cascade, 5 min

90 minute boil

Wyeast 1272, yeast cake from previous batch.


23.5 lbs grain
Mash with 1.25 qts/lb
30 qts mash water = 7.5 gal
Heat this in BK, add all to mash tun

23.5 lbs grain
0.125 gal/lb absorption in MT
3 gal lost to absorption
leaves 4.5 gal wort to transfer to BK

Want 12.5 gal in BK
4.5 after mash
need 8.0 gal sparge
Heat this in HLT
Use 2 gal w/ mash out
Sparge with remaining 6 gal

Heat water in BK and HLT at same time, then HLT water is hot for heat exchanger if needed (it wasn't, the weather was decent today). BK is empty after mash in, ready for wort.

Mar 22: rack to kegs. Actual FG: 1.012. It doesn't look as red as usual, not sure why.