I created my own Pale Ale recipe using beer-calculus and missed my estimated O.G. of 1.051 by .020! I ended up with 1.071! I can’t figure out what happened. I ended up adding another gallon post boil to bring it to 1.058. I do full boils starting with 6 gallons and boiling down to 5. Here is the recipe. http://hopville.com/recipe/1244909/amer … k-pale-ale
I steeped my grains for 30 minutes @155 in 3 gallons and removed, rinsed then brought up to 6 gallons, added the first malt addition(3lbs 6oz) @155 and added FWH(.25oz Casacde) than brought up to boil, added 60 min addition(.75oz Csacade) got a good hot break, and went from there with 15(.5oz Willamette) 10(.5oz Willamette) 5(.5oz Willamette) 1(1oz Willamatte).
I got caught up in conversation and forgot to add the late malt addition(3lbs 8oz) @15 and ended up adding it @5 but held off chilling for a few minutes to sanitize/pasturize.
Not only was my O.G. higher than estimated but I’ve also got alot of sediment in the bottom of my carboy. I strained the hops out so I have no idea whats at the bottom. Its about an inch+ deep! I’m also worried the added gallon of water is gonna change my IBU which should be 42.3(according to beer-calculus).
I have a barleywine(http://hopville.com/recipe/1195400/amer … barleywine) I’m brewing next weekend that I formulated using beer-calculus and want to figure out what happened so I don’t make the same screw up. HELP!