Gravity Before Boil: 1.045 SG (12.0 Brix)
Original Gravity: 1.047 SG (12.5 Brix)
Final Gravity: 1.011 SG (6.7 Brix)
Volume Of Finished Beer: 20.02 US gals
Total Water Required: 26.27 US gals
19lb 2oz of US 2-Row Malt
12lb 8oz of Belgian Pale Wheat Malt
2lb 9oz of UK Flaked Oats
1lb 6oz of Belgian Biscuit Malt
3.00 oz of UK Golding (60 Min From End)
2.00 oz of UK Golding (10 Min From End)
4.00 oz of Orange Peel, Bitter
2.00 oz of Coriander Seed
Grains of paradise
Strike at 8am, done brewing and went about our day at 1, 20 gal in the books, all points hit, although we were at 13.3 brix. While this was Big Brew Day 2012, one day late, I had Bryan over for the brew day and fired up a 20 gallon batch. It’s been a while since I brewed anything of this volume, probably the last time I brewed with Bryan.
One point to note, we did well time wise considering the first few times I brewed 20gal batches it took 6-7hrs for a brew day. There wasn’t one specific thing that we did to keep the day on schedule, it was more of a series of observations and moves to keep things moving along. For example, we struck with 10gal and there was 16 more gallons that were needed. Instead of waiting, we started heating the 16 gal at strike because we were aware of the time needed to heat that much water.
One other brew day move was running off into buckets, then sparging and adding the wort to the brew pots and get them back on the heat. All things considered, it was a smooth brew day and it reminds me that we’ve come a long way over the years. Brewing is smooth and relaxing.