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Grain bill:
- 20 pounds domestic 2 row
- 1 ½ pounds crystal 80L
- 1 pound munich

Hop bill:
- 2 oz Goldings, 4.2% alpha acids, 60 minutes
- 2 ½ oz Mt Hood, 5.3% alpha acids, 10 minutes

Other:
- Regular size bottle of bourbon whiskey
- 1 pound dark oak wood chips

Yeast: White Labs 500, 530 (one strain per 5 gallons)

Primary: 2 weeks
Secondary: 1 week

Notes: Mashed in at 152F for medium body, 60 minute mash, sparged just above 170F, sparged for 1 hour 20 minutes, 60 minute boil. Fermented for 2 weeks, soaked wood chips with whiskey for a full week, poured into secondary fermenter, racked beer over the top. Left in secondary one week. OG = 1.055, FG = 1.004, ABV = 6.2%. Both of these smoothed out very nicely after just a few weeks. This was a very popular beer! After completing the mash, the grain was used a second time, mashed, sparged, and another small beer was created. You need a large grain bill to do this. The second beer will be light in alcohol.


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Grain, hops, oak chips, and bourbon whiskey
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Strike water and setting the temperature
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Heating the mash tun prior to filling with grain
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Mash in, mixing the strike water with grain, setting temperature
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60 minute mash results
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Heating sparge water to rinse grain
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Sparging the grain
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Recirculation the first mash runnings
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Continuing to sparge, pouring runoff into boil kettle
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Hot break (full boil), what it does, adding bittering hops
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Aroma hops near end of boil
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Mixing the oak chip with whiskey to soak
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More information about racking the oak and whiskey with the beer
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Mashing the grain again to extract more sugars
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Mashing in a second time
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Sparging the second mash
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Boiling, hot break, and bittering hops
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Cold break for the second batch
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