I had intended AG11 and AG12 to be a double brew day but this was unable to happen. As it was I transferred AG11 to the secondary fermenter and then started with AG12.
I used exactly the same recipe but this time I was meticulous with the amount of water used, previously I had done it but eye on a rough scale and had got 24L, this time I got 25L. Time to adjust my settings…
Sadly no photos on this brew, didn’t have time.
The grain bill:
Pale malt – 4800g
Crystal malt – 250g
Cara-pils – 200g
Chocolate malt – 150g
Torrified wheat – 85g
Fuggles – 50g 60 mins
Bobek – 40g 15 mins
Bobek – 25g -5 mins 90C
OG = 1.054, was expecting 1.052 but hoping for a 1.057 like the last batch.
I used the yeast slurry from AG11 which was a mix of Nottingham and S-04.
I did a 60 minutes mash with 30-40 minutes of recirculation with the solar pump. 2nd batch sparge for 30 minutes with a 25 minutes recirculation, followed by a 60 minutes boil. Rather than use my ice bath I opted for the hose pipe feed (no ice this time).