The 3 – gallon (11-L) cooler (lauter tun) can hold up to 6.0 lbs. (2.7 kg) of grain . This allows you to brew all- grain batches up to 13 °Plato (OG 1.052), assuming 70% extract efficiency. And you can use malt extract for higher gravity, partial mash brews.
A rule of thumb is 1 pound of malt extract (syrup) per gallon of water for a light bodied beer. One and a half pounds per gallon produces a richer, full bodied beer. One pound of malt extract syrup typically yields a gravity of 1.034 – 38 when dissolved in one gallon of water. Dry malt will yield about 1.040 – 43.
The grain bill calls for 12.25 pounds of grains for 5 gallons.
So, 8.5 lbs. of malt will give us our target OG in 5 gallons .
A good rule of thumb for dry hopping 5 gallons (19 L) of American pale ale is to use between 0.5–1.5 oz. (14–42 g) of hops . For IPAs, use 1.5–2.5 oz. (42–71 g) and for dIPAs, 2.0–5.0 oz.
Max Gravity at 70% efficiency Let’s take the 10 gallon batch in a 15 gallon kettle scenario for example. At full volume, it can only take 22 pounds of grain because you’ll already have 13.25 gallons of water. If you remove 2 gallons of that water, the kettle can hold a whopping 38 pounds of grain !
Brewing grains provide the sugars that yeast ferment. They are the primary source of beer color and a major contributor to beer flavor, aroma, and body. Proteins in the grains give structure to beer foam and minerals deliver many of the nutrients essential to yeast growth.
Almaigan Brewing Co. All – Grain tastes better , except for those times when Extract tastes better .
First off, extract brewing is an easier process and will lead to early successes. Secondly, it can be accomplished with less specialty equipment. All grain brewing utilizes more steps and techniques but can be practiced while extract brewing. Finally, extract beers can be brewed in half the time versus all – grain .
If you are making a 5 gallon sugar mash with 8 pounds of sugar – add the sugar and then you will add around 4.5 gallons of water to reach the 5 gallon mark.
It’s typical to boil off 0.5-1 gallons on a five gallon or less batch, so you will need to be able to bring around six gallons to a boil on your stove to be able to do full boil on a five gallon batch.
Strike Water Temperature The strike water should be hotter than the target mash because there will be an initial cooling when the grain meets water . For instance, since the target for most mash infusions is between 148 and 158 F, the strike water should be at least 158 F, but no more than 173 F.