18, 20 Or A 23 Litre Brew?

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Brizbrew

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I am going to make a European/German style lager and have bought the ingredients today, I bought 4kg of light liquid malt, 500g of crystal along with hops (Hallertua) and yeast (white labs WLP810).

I want to make a strong lager but not so strong that you can taste the alcohol or have that "Tar" effect, the reason I chose the WLP810 is for it's ability to work in warmer conditions than most lager yeasts as i do not have a dedicated fridge or lagering setup.

By my calculations the wort will be;

OG FG
18L 1.079 - 1.021
20L 1.071 - 1.019
23L 1.062 - 1.017

Do these calculations look accurate?
 

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Brizbrew - if you have not already tried I would say give www.beertools.com a crack and work out what you want to do.


Best thing going unless you have software...
 

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sluggerdog said:
Brizbrew - if you have not already tried I would say give www.beertools.com a crack and work out what you want to do.


Best thing going unless you have software...
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You mean like brewsta?

Do you mean you have crystal grain or malt "crystals" (dry malt extract)?
 

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Hello, I have crystal grain which was pre-crushed today by my new LBHS at Chapel hill.
Anyone around the Brisbane area I would check this shop out, I spoke to a fella called Tony and he was very helpful and stocked everything I needed and more. A very good shop.

Thanks.
 

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I forgot to mention that I spent the last hour making up a 1l starter with dry malt ready to pitch on Sunday, just wondering what the concensus here is on pitching.
Do you just pitch the slurry or the whole litre?

I have tried both ways and can't really tell the difference.
 

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I just tried Beertools, plugged in all the info and got a printout...Amazing, thanks for the heads up, I was blind but now can see.

Anyway my thinking was not far away , here is my recipe print.

Category European Amber Lager
Subcategory Oktoberfest/Mrzen
Recipe Type Extract
Batch Size 23 liters
Volume Boiled 5 liters
Mash Efficiency 70.0 %
Total Grain/Extract 4.25 kg.
Total Hops 100.0 g.
Calories (12 fl. oz.) 207.9
Cost to Brew $39.86 (USD)
Cost per Bottle (12 fl. oz.) $0.62 (USD)

0.25 kg. Crystal Malt 60L info
4 kg. Liquid Light Extract info
70 g. Hallertau (Pellets, 4.50 %AA) boiled 60 min. info
15 g. Hallertau (Pellets, 4.50 %AA) boiled 15 min. info
15 g. Hallertau (Pellets, 4.50 %AA) boiled 1 min. info
Yeast : White Labs WLP810 San Fransisco Lager info

Predicted Oktoberfest/Mrzen Compliance
Original Gravity 1.053 1.050 - 1.056 100 %

Terminal Gravity 1.013 1.012 - 1.016 100 %

Color 10.80 SRM 7.00 - 14.00 SRM 100 %

Bitterness 22.5 IBU 20.00 - 28.00 IBU 100 %

Alcohol (%volume) 5.1 % 4.80 - 5.70 % 100 %

100 % overall


Apparent Real
Original Extract 12.99 Plato 12.99 Plato

Attenuation 73.6 % 59.7 %

Extract 3.43 Plato 5.24 Plato

% Weight % Volume
Alcohol 4.0 % 5.1 %
 
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