Well, I told myself I would do this without asking any questions. But, I have a few as this is my first BIAB. My recipe is basically;
6.25 lbs 2-row pale
3.25 lbs domestic Munich
2.25 lbs carapils
I’m using the Omega Hothead Ale yeast and a local spring water. I did a FWH of Nugget/Horizon and a final addition of hops at 10 mins finishing the boil. I sparged the grist bag and squeezed it for every last drop without being to aggressive. I added about 1/2 gallon boiled water to bring the finished wort volume to 5 gals.
I projected an OG of 1.059. My measured OG was 1.54 @ 85F so add .003 for 1.057. That’s 99% efficiency? Is that right?
I pitched the yeast at 85F. I didn’t make a starter. My yeast was <30 days old. I shook it and dumped in the yeast slurry. That morning around 4AM it was very active. The agitation of the bubbles caused the airlock to almost go empty. I refilled with vodka to stop the Star San foaming. It’s been 48 hrs plus and the activity has all but stopped. Nice krausen and the airlock liquid is off balance and bubbles every once in a while telling me she’s still working away. FYI the room and bucket temps are 78F right now. Should I worry or just leave it alone and have a beer ? I vote the latter.
My first BIAB. The grain was milled at .070. The wort was very colorful and seemed like a LOT of suspended matter (sugars, etc?). When I took the OG the wort sat in the test tube for 5-10 mins. Yes, I filtered the wort through a strainer when going from the kettle to the bucket. There was a lot of sediment that settled in the bottom. Is this normal?
Thanks in advance!