Kicked off a Maris and Citra SMASH with Gregg this morning, no incidents and very much bang-on the numbers. We’re under-pitching Voss on this one, using just ¼ pack instead of the ½ that went into my last brew, Geronimo III, with the idea being that if it won’t kick off in the same timeframe we can always throw in the rest of the bag. Nothing else to report for now …
Brew Day Notes
0705 Start dough-in
0715 Dough-in finished, start mash rest
0740 First stir, start mashing
0755 Flowing quite freely today, nice fan. Looks like about 26 litres in the malt pipe. Stirring at 20 minute intervals.
0845 Mashing done, 25.5 litres, 1.054 (1.039 @ 58.6℃)
0847 Start sparge
0854 Sparge done. Drip. Go for boil. 28 litres, 1.040 (1.023 @ 62.5℃) against predicted 1.039
1015 15 mins left to run, post boil volume 27 litres versus 26.5 expected
1035 Check SG during hop-stand; 1.050 (1.029 @ 69℃)
1115 Finished transfer. 1.046 (1.044 @ 26.5℃) against predicted 1.042. 22 litres, no top-up.
1332 Clean-up finished after a pause to take Gregg to the bus and have some brunch.