Summit Pale Stout (#7)

Lucky #7.  Shooting for a strong, full bodied blond ale, with a flowery hop in the low range of the IPA category.

I spent about an hour chatting with the folks down at Reno Homebrewer and learned a bunch of tricks.  First, the Oatmeal used in batch #6 is likely responsible for the haziness.  Second, instead of pouring the kettle through a filter into the carboy, wait an hour to let it settle and then siphon it!  This leaves a bunch of the trub at the bottom of the boil pot and avoids back injury, or even the need to have a helper.  Third, apparently my sparge water temperature should be higher.  The target of 165-170 is for the grain bed, not the sparge water.  Recommendation was to start with water at ~190, but that feels a bit high to me.

I bought myself a propane burner, which does two main things: (1) it allows me to boil water much faster and (2) it keeps me out of the kitchen.  The reduced boil time cuts down the entire brewing time by about 25%, and being out of the kitchen (I’m brewing in my driveway and garage) keeps Emily happy so I don’t freak out about germs in the kitchen all day.  Being able to eat is a significant advantage!

American IPA

All Grain

Date: 10/3/2010

Batch Size:
5.00 gal

Daniel Wexler
Boil Size: 6.82 gal Asst Brewer: Frtiz Schricte
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: My Equipment
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00
Taste Notes:
Amount Item Type % or IBU
8.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 66.67 %
2.00 lb Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 16.67 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt – 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 8.33 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt – 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 8.33 %
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (60 min) Hops 17.8 IBU
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (30 min) Hops 13.6 IBU
1.00 oz Fuggles [4.50 %] (15 min) Hops 7.2 IBU
1.00 oz Fuggles [4.50 %] (7 min) Hops 3.9 IBU
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (7 min) Hops 4.8 IBU
1.00 items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs British Ale (White Labs #WLP005) Yeast-Ale
Beer Profile

Est Original

1.065 SG

Measured Original Gravity:
1.065 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.018 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.017 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 6.09 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 6.27 %
Bitterness: 47.3 IBU Calories: 294 cal/pint
Est Color: 11.2 SRM Color:

Mash Profile
Mash Name:
Single Infusion, Full Body, No Mash Out
Total Grain Weight:
12.00 lb
Sparge Water:
4.76 gal
Grain Temperature:
72.0 F
Sparge Temperature:
168.0 F
72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment:
Mash PH:
5.4 PH
Single Infusion, Full Body, No Mash Out
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
45 min Mash In Add 15.00 qt of water at 170.5 F 158.0 F
Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).
Carbonation and
Carbonation Type:
Corn Sugar
Volumes of CO2:
3.8 oz
Carbonation Used:
Keg/Bottling Temperature:
60.0 F
Age for:
28.0 days
Storage Temperature:
52.0 F
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