BrewBlog: Fat Yank
Brewer: Vince Charles
Brew Date: August 31, 2012
Tap Date: October 12, 2012
Yield: 5 gallons
Color (SRM/EBC):
Bitterness (Calc): 22 IBU (Daniels)
BU/GU: 0.42
Calories: 179 (12 ounces)
Conditioning: Keg
ABV: 4.3%
ABW: 3.3%
Batch No: 24
OG: 1.053
OG (Plato): 13.1° P
Target OG: 1.015
FG: 1.021
FG (Plato): 5.33° P
Real Extract: 6.73° P
App. Atten.: 59.3%
Real Atten.: 48.6%
Status: Conditioning
General Information
Method: All Grain
Cost: 28

Americanize version of the Australian version of "Fat YAK". This is much more full bodied with a stronger aroma from the Nelson Sauvon Hops.

Scale Recipe
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Malts and Grains
Total Boil Time: 60 minutes
Name: California Ale
Manufacturer: White Labs
Product ID: WLP001
Type: Ale
Flocculation: High
Attenuation: 76%
Temperature Range: 68–73°F
Amount: 1000 ml
Equipment Profile

12.5 Gallon/48 Liter Kettle and 10 Gallon/38 Liter Cooler Mash Tun

Batch Size: 10.00 gallons Boil Volume: 12.13 gallons
Evaporation Rate: 10.00% per hour Mash Tun Dead Space: 0.25 gallons
Efficiency: 72% Mash Tun Weight: 9.00 pounds
Hop Utilization: 100% Mash Tun Volume: 10.00 gallons
Loss: 0.50 gallons Mash Tun Specific Heat: 0.30 Cal/gram per °C
Mash Profile

Double Infusion Mash, Medium Bodied Beer

Grain Temperature: 72°F Tun Temperature: 72°F
Sparge Temperature: 168°F PH: 5.4
PPG: 30.5 Efficiency: 94.5%

For beers requiring a protein rest utilizing undermodified grains or adjuncts.


# Name Type Time Temp. Description
1 Protein Rest Infusion 30 min. 122°F

Add 40% of mash water at 132° F / 55° C

2 Saccrification Infusion 30 min. 154°F

Add 35% of mash water at 197° F / 92° C

3 Mash Out Infusion 10 min. 168°F

Add 25% of mash water at 205° F / 96° C

Primary: 7 days @ 70° F
Secondary: 7 days @ 70° F
Tasting Reviews
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