And of course there is this:
|SCIENCE MADE HIM A GOD.|
As for the brew, a few different things with this one. Instead of my traditional 50/50 split of super-hard tap water with super-soft RO water, this beer was put together with 100% RO with small mineral additions (1gr chalk, 1gr epsom salt, a tiny amount of table salt) to achieve a water profile similar to Pilsen, Czech republic. Of course, I have no idea if I actually hit those precise sub-gram measurements, or how mineral-free my RO supplier's water is, but I'm interested to see what effect this will have.
Also, I now have a kegging system, so this will go into keg once it's done. Hurrah kegerator!
I present: Lawnmower Man Blonde.
|Lawnmower Man Blonde|
|Type: All Grain||Date: 15/06/2013|
|Batch Size (fermenter): 5.50 gal||Brewer: Chris Klein|
|Boil Size: 6.67 gal||Asst Brewer:|
|Boil Time: 60 min||Equipment: Brew Pot (8gal) + Coleman Cooler|
|End of Boil Volume 6.12 gal||Brewhouse Efficiency: 67.00 %|
|Final Bottling Volume: 5.25 gal||Est Mash Efficiency 72.3 %|
|Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage||Taste Rating(out of 50): 30.0|
|Est Original Gravity: 1.047 SG||Measured Original Gravity: 1.044 SG|
|Est Final Gravity: 1.007 SG||Measured Final Gravity: 1.010 SG|
|Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.2 %||Actual Alcohol by Vol: 4.4 %|
|Bitterness: 24.0 IBUs||Calories: 144.8 kcal/12oz|
|Est Color: 5.3 SRM|
|Mash Name: Single Infusion, Light Body, Batch Sparge||Total Grain Weight: 10 lbs|
|Sparge Water: 5.38 gal||Grain Temperature: 60.0 F|
|Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F||Tun Temperature: 60.0 F|
|Adjust Temp for Equipment: TRUE||Mash PH: 5.20|
|Sparge Step: Batch sparge with 2 steps (1.80gal, 3.58gal) of 168.0 F water|
|Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).|
Carbonation and Storage
|Carbonation Type: Keg with priming agent||Volumes of CO2: 2.6|
|Pressure/Weight: 2.48 oz||Carbonation Used: Keg with 2.48 oz Corn Sugar|
|Keg/Bottling Temperature: 70.0 F||Age for: 14.00 days|
|Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage||Storage Temperature: 65.0 F|
|Applied 5.2 for the first time after observing a somewhat high pH
mash. Mash temp was a bit of a struggle too, eventually got it to
Need a better batch sparge method! The foil method is proving.. fiddlesome.
A LOT of hot break, again. Need to understand what causes that.
Overall a pretty smooth brew day. No major problems.