BrewBlog: Maibock
Specifics
General Information
Method: All Grain

Good ferment.  Used a wet towel to maintain high-50s temperature through the active phase of fermentation.

2-7-15: Transferred to secondary to make room for the Danuber.

3-19-15: Transferred to keg.

4-7-15: Gone

Scale Recipe
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Reference
Malts and Grains
Non-Fermentables
1 tablet Whirlfloc @ 15 minutes  
Reference
Hops
Boil
Total Boil Time: 60 minutes
Equipment Profile

Red rectangular cooler

Batch Size: 5 gallons Boil Volume: 7 gallons
Evaporation Rate: 9% per hour Mash Tun Dead Space: 0 gallons
Efficiency: 80% Mash Tun Weight: 10 pounds
Hop Utilization: 100% Mash Tun Volume: 10 gallons
Loss: .5 gallons Mash Tun Specific Heat: .3 Cal/gram per °C
Notes:

Suitable for larger batches, up to 25 pounds of grain in a thick mash.

Water Profile

Hastings, Minnesota

Calicum: 55 ppm
Bicarbonate: 196 ppm
Sulfate: 7.9 ppm
Chloride: 8.9 ppm
Sodium: 3 ppm
Magnesium: 24 ppm
PH: 7.4%
Notes:

Taken from:
"Ground Water Quality in Cottage Grove, MN, June 2000"

Prepared by GWMAP

Procedure

Mash in with 3.75 gallons at 167F to hit a mash temperature of 152F.  Rest for 30 minutes, then pull 5 quarts to decoct.  Boil the decoction for 40 minutes and return to the main mash to hit a second rest temperature of 166F.  Rest for an additional 30 minutes.  Mash out with 3 quarts @boil to high 172F.  Stir and drain the tun to recover ~3 gallons.  Sparge with an additional 3.5 gallons at 172F.

Add hops according the schedule, adding whilfloc and nutrient with the last hop addition.

Fermentation
Primary: 8 days @ 59° F
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