36 lbs grain @ 1.3 qt/lb = 11.7 gallons of strike water
7.2 Gallons first runnings
12 Gallons sparge water needed
Brewday Notes 7.14.16:
Ph: Water with additions: 7.33; Mash: 5.47
Strike Temp (*): Intended: 160 -> 152; Actual: 160 -> 160 (forgot to turn down thermostat -- got it down to 155 with water / stirring)
Mash Temp: 155
Sparge Temp: 169
First Runnings: 1.076 (without kettle sugars) / 9 gallons
Preboil: 1.075 / 19 gallons
O.G. 1.083 / 17.5 gallons (**)
* Strike temp is always too high. Aim 10-15 degrees lower
** Extra 2.5 gallons 1.083 wort in cursed keg -- Pitched WL500 (trappist) with 2 additional gallons of water (1.035 - 1.003). Belgian Table Stout
7.15.16: Pitched 2.3 packets of S-04 into each fermenter
7.18.16: Gravity: 1.025 (70% attenuated). Turned temperature up to see if it will drop a couple more points. Poured 1.5 liters of Old Overholt into barrel to make sure it seals.
7.27.16: Gravity stayed at 1.025 after sitting at 70 degrees for ten days. Barrel soaked up at least a liter of whiskey. Transferred beer to barrel (there was some headspace, but I did notice bubbling in the airlock later, so it should be full of CO2 -- beer won't be in there long anyhow).
8.2.16: Transferred beer from barrel into kegs. After six days, the whiskey flavors were present, but not overwhelming the beer.