So I started with a clone of Bell’s Two Hearted (NB Dead Ringer), but I changed it up a bit to make a black IPA. I replaced one pound of Rahr-2row with one of Black Prinz. And replaced Centennial with Palisade and Jade.
So far so good.
This is only my second all-grain.
Did my starter pitch the night before. Easy easy.
Prep and begin.
I was able to rest at 151 but went for about 65-70mins. Could only get mash-out to 166. That was for probably close to 15min.
OK so far - I guess.
Between mash and sparge I used 10 gal water. Should be fine for 12lbs grain. ???
I start the boil with 8+ gal of wort. Not a problem, should boild down.
After 70min wound up with close to 7 gal.
I am really good with bring temp down fast. I immerse my 10gal boil pot in a vat of ice & water, and with stiring and sloshing in 14min am at 78deg. Ready to pitch.
I was expecting a OG of 1.064 per recipe, instead I am greeted with a 1.048. Not much of the black IPA I was hoping for.
Now only time will tell if I dump or delight.