Double Density Brewing Insight
We just filled up our first commercial fermenter! 7BBL that is Yep we're a new nano brewery in Casselman ON.
It took 5 batch/24 hours (split in 2 days) from our 2BBL brewhouse to fill the FV. Challenging given a new system always throw some of it in the process and exciting at the same time. It was a lot of fun!
I've been looking for a while on double density brewing, is it just me or there isn't much information about this technique online? Is it something commercial brewer tend to avoid discussing? a dark secret of some sort?
So if I have this right I take my grain bill, double it up (along with the hops) and boil as I would with a single batch and dilute it to the desired OG with water... right?
Anything I'm missing?
I'm the sanitizing freak type at post boil, I know a brewery who dilute their double density brew with straight tap water.... I would not sleep at night. I know its clean water but for me it needs to be boiled.
I can quickly fill the kettle with water from our tankless water heater at 176F, bring it a boil send to the whirlpool tank (a plastic conical) for dilution then proceed onto chilling.
Thanks for your help!
Casselman ON Canada