My first colloborative brewday and first 5 gallon batch! Homebrewtalk yielded me a couple friends here interested in homebrewing, so after a preliminary tasting of some of my brews, we decided to do a Dubbel. This first batch is meant to be basic, straightforward and without too much craziness. One variable I get to explore this time is temperature control, as we have access to wine cellar kept at a constant 18º C. We left the primary in there for the first 4 days, then moved it to a room at ambient temperature, which is around 30-33º C most days right now. Actually, these past few have been real scorchers, so it could be pushing up. Hopefully letting the primary fermentation go at a cooler temperature will keep any ethanols or excessive alcohol flavors from developing and set it up to explore more interesting esters.
Highlights of this brewday included using a commercial kitchen, which meant that our 23 L or so of wort came to a boil in 15 minutes (!). That definitely bebeats my stovetop struggling to take 7 L up to boil over like 30+ minutes. I was highly impressed with our efficiency at the end of all of it, too–I don’t think I’ve ever hit 81% efficiency with my set up. Whether it’s because I usually stick to smaller volumes or something else, I’m not entirely sure, but I’m happy for it. We kept the mash to the low end of 64º C to aim for high attenuation and try to avoid poor head retention, which has been a bit of a struggle for me.
So, simple and straighforward, another Dubbel:
Dubbel No. 4
Recipe by BrewingInBolivia
|Original Gravity||Final Gravity||Colour (SRM / EBC)||Bitterness||Alcohol by Volume|
|Recipe Type||Batch Size||Boil Time||Efficiency|
|All Grain||19.0 Litres / 5.0 Gal||60.0 min||81.0%|
|Pilsner||Grain||1.7||76.96 %||4.28 Kg / 9.42 Lbs|
|Chancaca||Sugar||25.0||10.44 %||0.58 Kg / 1.28 Lbs|
|Candi Sugar, Amber||Sugar||75.0||7.20 %||0.40 Kg / 0.88 Lbs|
|Vienna||Grain||3.0||2.25 %||0.13 Kg / 0.28 Lbs|
|Pale Ale Malt||Grain||3.0||1.80 %||0.10 Kg / 0.22 Lbs|
|Chocolate||Grain||350.0||1.35 %||0.08 Kg / 0.17 Lbs|
|Palisade||7.8%||16.00 g / 0.56 oz||Boil||60 mins|
|Willamette||5.0%||4.00 g / 0.14 oz||Boil||20 mins|
|Willamette||5.0%||4.00 g / 0.14 oz||Boil||10 mins|
|Safbrew T-58||75 %|
|Saccharification Rest||60.0 min||64.0 °C / 147.2 °F||Infusion|
|Brewday 1-6-13Strike water: 8 L distilled, 5.5 SCZ water high in carbonates
Collected around 19 L at 1.078 OG.
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