Fetchez la Vache
Specifics
Reference
Style:
Brew Date: September 2, 2013
Yield: 10 gallons
Reference
Color (SRM/EBC):
10.7/21.1
Bitterness (Calc): 26.5 IBU (Rager)
BU/GU: 0.35
Calories: 243 (12 ounces)
ABV: 8.7%
ABW: 6.8%
Batch No: 18-2013
OG: 1.075
OG (Plato): 18.2° P
Target OG: 1.074
FG: 1.010
FG (Plato): 2.56° P
Target FG: 1.012
Real Extract: 5.39° P
App. Atten.: 85.9%
Real Atten.: 70.4%
General Information
Method: All Grain
Comments

Mash PH: 5.2; Boil PH: 5.5

Scale Recipe
Enter desired final yield (volume):
 gallons  
Reference
Malts and Grains
Adjuncts
2.00 pounds Sucrose (Table Sugar)  
Reference
Hops
Boil
Total Boil Time: 90 minutes
Reference
Yeast
Name: French Ale
Manufacturer: White Labs
Product ID: WLP072
Type: Ale
Flocculation: Medium
Attenuation: 68-75%
Alcohol Tolerance: High
Temperature Range: 63–73°F
Amount: 4500 ml
Equipment Profile

Converted Keg, 10 Gallon/38 Liter Cooler Mash Tun

Batch Size: 10.00 gallons Boil Volume: 12.00 gallons
Evaporation Rate: 9.00% per hour Mash Tun Dead Space: 0.80 gallons
Efficiency: 72% Mash Tun Weight: 9.00 pounds
Hop Utilization: 100% Mash Tun Volume: 10.00 gallons
Loss: 1.00 gallons Mash Tun Specific Heat: 0.30 Cal/gram per °C
Notes:

Converted 15.5 gallon/59 liter keg boil kettle for full boil with a 10 gallon/38 liter cooler as a mash/lauter tun.

Mash Profile

Single Infusion Mash, Light Bodied Beer, No Mash Out

Grain Temperature: 72°F Tun Temperature: 72°F
Sparge Temperature: 168°F PH: 5.4
PPG: 27.8 Efficiency: 82.3%
Notes:

Mash profile for most well-modified malts.

Steps

# Name Type Time Temp. Description
1 Mash In Infusion 75 min. 150°F

Add 100% of mash water at 162° F / 72° C

Water Profile

Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Calicum: 31.4 ppm
Bicarbonate: 56.9 ppm
Sulfate: 41.1 ppm
Chloride: 0.9 ppm
Sodium: 27.0 ppm
Magnesium: 3.5 ppm
PH: 5.4%
Notes:

Filtered through standard charcoal system.

Procedure
  • Added yeast at 64 degrees and maintained the temperature until fermentation was active. Raised the temperature 1 degree every day until it reached 69. Finished fermentation at that temperature.
  • Lager and cellar for 35-60 days.
Fermentation
Primary: 14 days @ 73° F
Lager: 60 days @ 32° F
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Bottle Label
Awards & Competitions
Entry Name: Fetchez la Vache
Competition: Big Beers Homebrew Competition
Date: Jan 4, 2014
Style: Biere de Garde
Place: 1st (Gold)
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