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Cesar Negrete
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I'll be in Atlanta for few days on my way to see the Masters. Where should i go for good beer?
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The 19th Hole
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Brewing day! Trying out an experiment - brewing an original bock based on centuries old stories of the einbeck regional beer from the 14th century (1/3 wheat malt, ale yeast). Also, counter-flow wort chiller FTW! (Holy crap, it is awesome!)

BeerSmith 2 Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: "Original" Einbeck Bock
Brewer: Cesar
Asst Brewer: 
Style: Specialty Beer
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0) 

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 7.50 gal
Post Boil Volume: 6.50 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 6.00 gal   
Bottling Volume: 5.25 gal
Estimated OG: 1.052 SG
Estimated Color: 5.5 SRM
Estimated IBU: 27.5 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 72.9 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
5 lbs 4.7 oz          Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (2.0 SRM)            Grain         1        45.0 %        
3 lbs 14.1 oz         Wheat Malt, Ger (2.0 SRM)                Grain         2        33.0 %        
2 lbs 9.4 oz          Munich Malt (9.0 SRM)                    Grain         3        22.0 %        
1.77 oz               Hallertauer [4.80 %] - Boil 60.0 min     Hop           4        27.5 IBUs     
1.00 Items            Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 mins)        Fining        5        -             
2.0 pkg               German Ale (Wyeast Labs #1007) [124.21 m Yeast         6        -             


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 11 lbs 12.3 oz
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Name                   Description                             Step Temperat Step Time     
Mash In                Add 15.71 qt of water at 162.9 F        152.0 F       60 min        

Sparge: Batch sparge with 2 steps (1.36gal, 3.88gal) of 168.0 F water
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Nice set up; agree on the counter flow, one of best changes I've made. 
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Bottling day! Belgian Strong Blonde. Smells fantastic, tastes pretty good so far...
Recipe: Belgian Blonde Bombshell
Brewer: Cesar 
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Style: Belgian Blond Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0) 

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 7.50 gal
Post Boil Volume: 6.50 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 6.00 gal   
Bottling Volume: 5.25 gal
Estimated OG: 1.065 SG
Estimated Color: 5.1 SRM
Estimated IBU: 23.3 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 75.5 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
11 lbs 8.0 oz         Pilsner (2 Row) Bel (2.0 SRM)            Grain         1        82.1 %        
12.0 oz               Wheat Malt, Bel (2.0 SRM)                Grain         2        5.4 %         
8.0 oz                Aromatic Malt (26.0 SRM)                 Grain         3        3.6 %         
1 lbs 4.0 oz          Cane (Beet) Sugar (0.0 SRM)              Sugar         4        8.9 %         
2.00 oz               Hallertauer Mittelfrueh [4.00 %] - Boil  Hop           5        23.3 IBUs     
1.0 pkg               Belgian Ale Yeast (Wyeast Labs #1214) [1 Yeast         6        -             


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 14 lbs
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Name                   Description                             Step Temperat Step Time     
Mash In                Add 16.94 qt of water at 163.0 F        152.0 F       60 min        

Sparge: Batch sparge with 2 steps (1.17gal, 3.87gal) of 168.0 F water
Notes:
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Star San makes a non-foaming version FYI (never tried it myself... bubble bath for beer geeks) :). 
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Here's a question for the brewing community:
what is the leading cause of missing a target OG? I've been all-grain brewing for about a year and the bigger the grain bill, the larger the gap between my target OG and the actual OG. I'm brewing 6 gallon batches at this time.

10 gallon insulated cooler for my mash tun, 9 gallon brew kettle.
Last brew was a belgian strong blonde, target OG was 1.065, my OG was 1.057. 60 minute mash @152F, batch sparge with 168F (1 gallon, 5 min rest then 4 gallons, 5 min rest).
I changed brew supply shops recently and that's when i noticed the bigger difference (it could be the grain mill at the new place). I had been fairly close in past brewing sessions (+/- .002).
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No what the recipe calls for, it just avoids being hot for so long.  
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Newest homebrew - St. Bonifatius Weizenbock. Malty, sweet, a nice hoppy bite. 7.7 abv, 21 ibu... Very tasty!
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Upright Brewing brewery space and tasting room. Cool stuff! (Portland, OR)
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I know exactly where that is. Never knew that a brewery was there.
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Brewing an Irish Red. Wort was so sweet. Can't wait! (OG was 1.052)
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Recipe: Steve's Irish Red #3
Brewer: Cesar 
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Style: Irish Red Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 7.50 gal
Post Boil Volume: 6.50 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 6.00 gal   
Bottling Volume: 5.25 gal
Estimated OG: 1.054 SG
Estimated Color: 16.6 SRM
Estimated IBU: 23.8 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 72.9 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
11 lbs 4.0 oz         Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM)         Grain         1        91.1 %        
6.4 oz                Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM)               Grain         2        3.2 %         
5.6 oz                Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM)    Grain         3        2.8 %         
5.6 oz                Caramel/Crystal Malt 120L (120.0 SRM)   Grain         4        2.8 %         
1.50 oz               Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] - Boil 60.0 Hop           5        23.8 IBUs     
1.00 Items            Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 mins)        Fining        6        -             
1.0 pkg               Irish Ale (Wyeast Labs #1084) [124.21 ml Yeast         7        -             
Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Full Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 12 lbs 5.6 oz
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Name                   Description                             Step Temperat Step Time     
Mash In                Add 16.44 qt of water at 164.1 F        153.0 F       60 min 
Sparge: Batch sparge with 2 steps (1.25gal, 3.87gal) of 168.0 F water
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hmm. not sure why there are lines through some of the recipe...
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Newest brew - Van Damme Good Belgian Strong Blonde. Needs a little more time in the bottle but tastes like a Belgian... Tasty!
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pretty good. there wasn't much head on this one but it had only been in the bottle 1.5 weeks.
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Brew day! Belgian strong blonde. First minor disaster of home brewing. Starter didn't really "take off". Didn't notice at the supply store but the yeast packet was from August. So, stuff is in the carboy but I'll have to wait to pitch until tomorrow when I can go get fresher yeast...
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+Dustin Zastera thanks. I'll try and be patient... the other starters i've made were active overnight so this one seems a little slow.
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Brewing Day! A traditional weizenbock right out of "Brewing Classic Styles" by Zainasheff and Palmer. 
Recipe: Weizenbock
Style: Weizenbock
TYPE: All Grain
Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 8.00 gal
Post Boil Volume: 6.50 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 6.00 gal   
Bottling Volume: 5.78 gal
Estimated OG: 1.081 SG
Estimated Color: 18.2 SRM
Estimated IBU: 21.5 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 75.0 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
9 lbs 8.0 oz          Wheat Malt, Ger (2.0 SRM)                Grain         1        52.1 %        
5 lbs 8.0 oz          Pilsner (2 Row) UK (1.0 SRM)             Grain         2        30.1 %        
2 lbs                 Munich Malt (9.0 SRM)                    Grain         3        11.0 %        
8.0 oz                Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM)    Grain         4        2.7 %         
8.0 oz                Special B Malt (180.0 SRM)               Grain         5        2.7 %         
4.0 oz                Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM)               Grain         6        1.4 %         
2.00 oz               Hallertauer Hersbrucker [4.00 %] - Boil  Hop           7        21.5 IBUs     
1.0 pkg               Weihenstephan Weizen (Wyeast Labs #3068) Yeast         8        -             

Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Full Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 18 lbs 4.0 oz
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Name                   Description                             Step Temperat Step Time   
Mash In                Add 23.81 qt of water at 167.7 F        156.0 F       45 min
Sparge: Batch sparge with 2 steps (0.36gal, 4.13gal) of 168.0 F water
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