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Grain bill:
- 16 pounds domestic 2 row
- 2 pounds dextrine
- 1 pound chocolate
- 1 pound crystal 80L
- 1 pound flakes oats
- 1 pound flaked wheat
- ½ roasted barley
- 1 pound lactose (milk sugar)

Hop bill:
- 2 oz Cluster, 6.9% alpha acids, 60 minutes
- 2 oz Goldings, 4.2% alpha acids, 10 minutes

Other:
- 10 pounds of dark cherries

Yeast: Wyeast 1332, 1275 (one per fermenter)

Primary: 4 weeks
Secondary: none

Notes: Mashed in with 34 quarts of water that was heated 22F over what I needed, aimed for 158F temperature, actual was 157F, 60 minute mash, sparged with 14 gallons, needed 18 and I ran out so I used 4 gallons of HOT tap water, sparged for 1 hour 20 minutes, collected about 20 gallons of runoff, boiled for 60 minutes. I had an extra 6 gallons that I boiled the next day with 3/4 oz Cascade 6.0% AA @ 60, and 1 oz Sterling 6.5% AA @ 15. Only had 2 gallons after boil. OG on 10 gallon batch was 1.060, on smaller batch was 1.032. FG on 1332 was 1.028, ABV = 4.2%. This was MUCH lower than expected. The problem was I fermented in the 50s, not 60s. Temperature control was hard this winter.


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The recipe
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Striking water, calculating how much is needed, necessary temperature ranges
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Setting up mash tun
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Pre-heating the mash tun to raise grain temperature
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Mashing in the grain with hot water
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End of mashing, ready to rinse grain
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Sparge water to rinse grains and temperatures to use
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Hot break (full rolling boil)
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Adding aroma hops
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Cold break (cool down)
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Information about adding the cherries
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Adding lactose (milk sugars) at kegging time
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