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I have a few brews under my belt, mostly from kits and a couple just
made up.  I would really like to do a simple all grain beer this time.
Can any one point me to a good book or post a recipe here?  I am in the
US, so standard measures are appreciated.

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Just James

"I could be chasing an untamed ornithoid without cause." ~ Data

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On Mon, 02 Mar 2009 22:12:20 -0600, Just James

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What, I wonder, do you think is 'standard' about US measures?

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Bob Sherunkle wrote:
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I suppose American standard would have been more PC. :-)

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Just James

"I could be chasing an untamed ornithoid without cause." ~ Data

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Just James wrote:
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How about an English Standard/Ordinary Bitter?

    
Maris Otter    9.0 Pounds    Mash
Simpson's Medium Crystal 60L    0.50 Pounds    Mash
Briess Special Roast 50L    0.25 Pounds    Mash
EK Goldings    1.0 Ounce (60 min)    
EK Goldings    1.0 Ounce (10 min)    
Wyeast 1968    1 Pack

Dough in 104 degrees 14.25 qts. water (grist ratio 1.5 qts/lb)
Mash at 152 degrees for 60 minutes (more if needed for starch conversion
[iodine test])
Sparge with 170 degree water to collect 6 gallons of wort (pre-boil)
Ferment at 68 degrees

My SG was 1.040 (post boil, as put into the fermenter)
Ending gravity was 1.012
ABV 3.7%

I used bottled Spring water for mashing and sparging.

Scott



        

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Just James wrote:
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What about equipment?  Clearly I would need something a little different
to do the mash correct?  I saw an "Standard Easymasher" and it looks
like I could add that to a kettle or cooler.  Would I want to do my mash
in a kettle, dump that in a cooler specifically set aside for sparging?

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Just James

"I could be chasing an untamed ornithoid without cause." ~ Data

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Just James wrote:
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It would take we waaaay to long to explain and I might even screw it up :)

Here is a site that will get you through a typical all grain batch.  I
highly recommend John Palmer's book "How To Brew"...in fact, I use it as
my "Bible" when teaching others.  Good luck!!

http://www.howtobrew.com/section3/index.html
Scott


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Scott wrote:
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Perfect.  Thanks Scott.

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Just James

"I could be chasing an untamed ornithoid without cause." ~ Data

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Charlie Papazian wrote a great book, 'The Complete Joy of Homebrewing'
available at your local (or online) book store.  In it he describes
how to modify existing equipment (5 gal bucket for example) to create
a lauter tun.  My first all grain batch occured by accident (I didn't
realize that I'd bought grains rather than extract). Using the
information in his book I modified the stuff I had lying around the
house from my original brew kit to brew my first all grain.

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