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Hello from Texas



I used to use a work in progress spreadsheet to brew with but now I am getting old and tired and would rather spend my time brewing than coding. I really like Brewsmith!

My apparatus is a 100% homebuilt 3-Tier Sanke Keg system with a Pumped Wort Cooling System using a Shirron Heat Exchanger.
I use Bazooka Tee's in both my Mash Tun and Wort Kettle.
My Hot Liquor Tank and Mash Tun are encased in Reflective Radiant Barrier material.
I use a Taco Bronze Water Pump for wort pumping and a sump pump to pump ice water.
Connectors are 3/8 inch stainless steel flare.
Ball valves are passivated brass
Tubing is 230 Deg F "PEX"
I use a Fluke Dual Channel Temperature meter to monitor.
My BrewHaus stool is a Sanke Keg turned upside down. Pretty comfy!
I like Beer!




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Nov 7, 2006
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Hey Kevin, looks like you've got yourself a fantastic setup there in Texas! What's your favourite beer recipe? Regards, Chuck (from Kent England.)


BeerSmith Recipe Printout - www.beersmith.com
Recipe: Ipanema Ale
Brewer: Kevin V. Rury
Asst Brewer: Beer
Style: Imperial IPA
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (40.0) Somewhat like Arrogant Bastard but little carbonation and head. May have to reprime and recondition

Recipe Specifications
Batch Size: 5.00 gal     
Boil Size: 3.53 gal
Estimated OG: 1.074 SG
Estimated Color: 9.5 SRM
Estimated IBU: 40.6 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Amount        Item                                      Type        % or IBU     
1.00 lb      Pale Liquid Extract (8.0 SRM)            Extract      7.4 %       
6.50 lb      Pale Malt (2 Row) UK (3.0 SRM)            Grain        48.1 %       
5.00 lb      Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM)                    Grain        37.0 %       
0.50 lb      Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM)              Grain        3.7 %       
0.50 lb      Caramunich Malt (56.0 SRM)                Grain        3.7 %       
0.75 oz      Summit [18.00%]  (30 min)                Hops        21.8 IBU     
0.25 oz      Summit [18.00%]  (60 min)                Hops        9.5 IBU     
0.50 oz      Summit [18.00%]  (15 min)                Hops        9.4 IBU     
0.50 oz      Summit [18.00%]  (0 min) (Aroma Hop-Steep)Hops          -           
1.00 tbsp    Star PH 5.2 (Mash 90.0 min)              Misc                     
1.00 tsp Irish Moss 10 minutes boil for clarity.

Mash Schedule: Temperature Mash, 2 Step, Light Body
Total Grain Weight: 12.50 lb
Name              Description                        Step Temp    Step Time   
Protein Rest      Add 12.50 qt of water at 131.1 F    122.0 F      30 min       
Saccharification  Heat to 158.0 F over 15 min        158.0 F      90 min       
Mash Out          Heat to 168.0 F over 10 min        168.0 F      10 min       

The beer tastes excellent very Hoppy but balanced somewhat like Arrogant Bastard. No Haze or cloudiness -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------