Monthly Archives: June 2011

Stem Cell Ale

Of Course this is all Weather depending, cuz if it is nice outside I am going fishing.

Recipe: The Stem Cell Ale
Brewer: BrewMeister Jeff
Asst Brewer:
Style: Cream Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (35.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size (fermenter): 11.00 gal
Boil Size: 13.54 gal
Bottling Volume: 10.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.040 SG
Estimated Color: 4.8 SRM
Estimated IBU: 16.3 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt Name Type # %/IBU
14 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 82.4 %
2 lbs Corn, Flaked (1.3 SRM) Grain 2 11.8 %
8.0 oz Oats, Flaked (1.0 SRM) Grain 4 2.9 %
8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt – 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 3 2.9 %
0.75 oz Northern Brewer 10.2 [10.20 %] – Boil 60 Hop 5 13.2 IBUs
0.75 oz Saaz 5.0 [4.00 %] – Boil 20.0 min Hop 6 3.1 IBUs
2.0 pkg American Ale II (Wyeast Labs #1272) [124 Yeast 7 –

Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 17 lbs
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Name Description Step Temperat Step Time
Mash In Add 26.50 qt of water at 159.1 F 150.0 F 60 min

New Water Profile

As some of you may or may not know that I have this enormous filter mounted on my brew stand that I run all my water through.  Well I decided to send my water to Ward Labs for testing (both through the filter and plain tap water). Here are the results:

Plain Tap water

pH 7.6
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est 197
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.33
Cations / Anions, me/L 3.3 / 3.1
ppm
Sodium, Na 9
Potassium, K 2
Calcium, Ca 37
Magnesium, Mg 12
Total Hardness, CaCO3 143
Nitrate, NO3-N 0.5 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S 10
Chloride, Cl 14
Carbonate, CO3 < 1
Bicarbonate, HCO3 126
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 103

Filtered Water

pH 7.7
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est 175
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.29
Cations / Anions, me/L 3.2 / 3.2
ppm
Sodium, Na 9
Potassium, K 1
Calcium, Ca 35
Magnesium, Mg 12
Total Hardness, CaCO3 138
Nitrate, NO3-N 0.4 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S 10
Chloride, Cl 15
Carbonate, CO3 < 1
Bicarbonate, HCO3 129
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 106
“<” – Not Detected / Below Detection Limit

Now to figure out what to do with this info…

Stay tuned as I just upgraded to BeerSmith 2 and need to fine tune the software and will post my findings soon.

Possible IPA

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Boil Size: 7.67 gal
Estimated OG: 1.063 SG
Estimated Color: 14.2 SRM
Estimated IBU: 76.2 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
10.00 lb Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 80.00 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt – 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 8.00 %
1.00 lb Caramunich Malt (56.0 SRM) Grain 8.00 %
0.50 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 4.00 %
0.50 oz Amarillo Gold [7.50 %] (75 min) (First WoHops 12.8 IBU
1.00 oz Northern Brewer 10.2 [10.20 %] (60 min) Hops 27.3 IBU
1.00 oz Cascade 8 [8.00 %] (45 min) Hops 19.7 IBU
1.00 oz Cluster [7.90 %] (20 min) Hops 14.2 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade 8 [8.00 %] (5 min) Hops 2.1 IBU
1 Pkgs American Ale II (Wyeast Labs #1272) [StartYeast-Ale

Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body
Total Grain Weight: 12.50 lb
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Single Infusion, Medium Body
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 18.75 qt of water at 159.5 F 150.0 F
10 min Mash Out Add 8.75 qt of water at 211.3 F 168.0 F