Type: All Grain
Batch Size: 2.75 gal
Boil Size: 3.06 gal
Boil Time: 15 min
End of Boil Vol: 2.86 gal
Final Bottling Vol: 2.25 gal
Fermentation: Ale, Single Stage
Date: 24 Apr 2020
Brewer: Mike Young
Asst Brewer:
Equipment: My Equipment
Efficiency: 78.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 0.0 %
Taste Rating: 30.0
Taste Notes:
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
5 lbs Sugar, Table (Sucrose) (1.0 SRM) Sugar 1 100.0 %
8.00 Cup Dandelion Petals (Boil 0.0 mins) Herb 2 -
3.0 pkg Lalvin 71B-1122 (Lallemand - Lalvin #71B-1122) [23.66 ml] Yeast 3 -
1.00 tsp Yeast Nutrient (Primary 3.0 days) Other 4 -

Gravity, Alcohol Content and Color

Est Original Gravity: 1.084 SG
Est Final Gravity: 0.981 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 13.7 %
Bitterness: 0.0 IBUs
Est Color: 2.2 SRM
Measured Original Gravity: 1.090 SG
Measured Final Gravity: 0.990 SG
Actual Alcohol by Vol: 13.3 %
Calories: 298.9 kcal/12oz

Mash Profile

Mash Name: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Sparge Water: 0.76 gal
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE
Est Mash PH: 5.72
Measured Mash PH: 5.20
Total Grain Weight: 5 lbs
Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Tun Temperature: 72.0 F
Target Mash PH: 5.20
Mash Acid Addition:
Sparge Acid Addition:
Mash Steps
Name Description Step Temperature Step Time
Mash In Add 14.00 qt of water at 162.4 F 152.0 F 60 min

Sparge: Batch sparge with 2 steps (Drain mash tun , 1.53gal) of 168.0 F water
Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).

Carbonation and Storage

Carbonation Type: Keg
Pressure/Weight: 12.54 PSI
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 45.0 F
Fermentation: Ale, Single Stage
Volumes of CO2: 2.3
Carbonation Est: Keg with 12.54 PSI
Carbonation (from Meas Vol): Keg with 12.54 PSI
Age for: 30.00 days
Storage Temperature: 65.0 F


- 8 cups (packed) dandelion petals (removed from green flower head)
- 2 gallons water (added 1 gallon distilled water after chilling to reduce SG)
- 5 lbs Table Sugar
- 1 cup chopped raisins
- 1 TB Lemon Juice (balance)
- 3 packs 71-B yeast
- 1/2 campden tablet

Process: Brought 2 gallons of water and sugar to a boil and boiled 15 minutes. Cut the heat and added the dandelion petals and steeped for 30 minutes before cooling in a water bath to 75 degrees. Scooped out dandelion petals with a slotted spoon and strained the rest into a bucket through a sieve. Checked gravity and it was way too high, so I cut it with around a gallon of distilled water. Filled 1x1 gallon growler & 3x64oz growlers, leaving a little headspace, and topped with sanitized aluminum foil to allow CO2 to escape. Left in basement to ferment in the mid 60's. Brought upstairs after a few days to finish out fermentation.

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