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Old 06-13-2011, 08:42 PM   #141
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It is a winner for this beer IMO. I would bump up the amount just a touch.
Awesome, cheers BK
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Old 06-22-2011, 12:59 AM   #142
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I have a theory that I may have to test soon - I think that you could brew a lot of different basic wheat beer recipes, and as long as you use Hallertau for bittering, Saaz for aroma, and dry hop with Cascade, you will probably end up with a beer with most of the characteristics of Oberon.
This is spot on, IMO.
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Old 06-22-2011, 01:01 AM   #143
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This is spot on, IMO.
That, and munich malt.
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Old 06-22-2011, 01:09 AM   #144
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I don't know the scare around decoction. It's not that hard and it really makes a huge difference. MO and caravienne come very close and make great beer, as well as other adjuncts, but seriously, nothing comes close to decoction.

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Old 06-22-2011, 11:17 AM   #145
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I have brewed this beer a few times now and noticed a big difference when I skipped the decoction. I think it only took an extra 30-45 minutes for the brew. Not a big deal.

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Old 07-08-2011, 06:55 PM   #146
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Recipe: Titania
Brewery: Brouwerij Boerderij Kabouter
Style: American Wheat or Rye Beer


Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 4.00 gal
Boil Size: 5.02 gal
Estimated OG: 1.058 SG
Estimated Color: 5.4 SRM
Estimated IBU: 13.5 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 65.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item
5.30 lb Brewers Malt 2-Row (Briess) 56.08 %
3.50 lb White Wheat (Briess) 37.04 %
0.40 lb Cara-Pils 4.23 %
0.25 lb Melanoidin (Weyermann) 2.65 %
0.36 oz Saaz (Dry Hop 5 days)
0.73 oz Cascade (Dry Hop 5 days)
2.52 AAU Saaz @ 30 min
2.52 AAU Saaz @ 15 min
0.25 Whirlfloc Tablet @ 15.0 min
0.25 tsp Yeast Nutrient @ 15 min
Kolsch Yeast (Wyeast Labs #2565)


Mash Schedule: My Mash
Total Grain Weight: 9.45 lb
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My Mash
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
50 min Sacc rest Add 14.18 qt of water at 165.1 F to reach 155.0 F
Can I ask why you made this a 4 gallon batch size. This will be my 1st attempt at scaling a recipe (I want to make it 6gal. 1/2 gallon waisted in brew kettle and half gallon waisted in fermenter 5gal in keg.). Wanted to make sure your ingredients were actually measured for 4 gal not 5 or 6
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:07 PM   #147
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My brewery is designed around 4g recipes. I end up with four gallons of beer inthe fermenter. You will need to scale the recipe and adjust the efficiencies.

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Old 07-08-2011, 10:55 PM   #148
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Thanks Boerderij, I'm really looking forward to trying this out. I totally screwed up my 1st extract wheat and now I have plenty more beers under my belt and have been doing all grain for at least 5 of those.

I can't tell you how grateful we newbs are to you recipe creators for giving us good beers to brew. Thanks!

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Old 07-09-2011, 01:39 AM   #149
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Default My Oberonlike Brew

Thanks for all the suggestions on brewing an Oberonlike beer. I am now tasting what turned out to be a great brew, although next time I will cut back on the dry hopping amounts from 1.5 oz to 1.0 oz and duration from 5 days to 3 days. I did a decoction that brought my efficiency up to 82%. The recipe I used for a 5 gal batch was:

Pony Oberony

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Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Boil Size: 6.90 gal
Estimated OG: 1.068 SG
Estimated Color: 4.3 SRM
Estimated IBU: 16.9 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 82.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

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Amount Item Type % or IBU
6 lbs 4 oz Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 57.01 %
4 lbs 4 oz White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM) Grain 38.01 %
8.8 oz Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 4.98 %
1.05 oz Saaz [4.00 %] (30 min) Hops 10.3 IBU
1.05 oz Saaz [4.00 %] (15 min) Hops 6.6 IBU
0.50 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (Dry Hop 5 days)
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (Dry Hop 5 days)
1 Pkgs American Wheat Ale (Wyeast Labs #1010)


Fermentation was at 67F for 3 weeks and another 5 days for the dry hopping. The American Wheat Ale yeast turned out great with a robust white head and good lacing.

I forgot to use whirlock so the brew turned out a little cloudy but I enjoy a cloudy wheat beer so all was good.

The hop aroma was very grassy and a little too pronounced. Good but a little over the top. Side by side comparisons with Oberon were a little darker, more hoppy aroma and more cloudy. I was going to harvest the Oberon yeast but ran out of time to step it up in time to brew. I enjoyed this brew better than Oberon and am going to try another batch in a month or so.

My dogs name is Capone and his nickname is Pony Rony so we named the brew Pony Oberony.

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Old 07-15-2011, 12:57 PM   #150
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Question to those of you who use the decoction method. I just want to make sure I understand this method correctly before I try it. Do you add "x" amount of water at or around the 100F mark (protein rest); drain off and add some more water at a higher temperature, drain off and add yet more water at even a higher temp, drain off and then sparge?

I chose a double decoction mash in BeerSmith and it looks like I would end up with over 8 gal. in the BK, but I'm sure I'm missing something. Also, do you recommend the single, double or triple decoction and why? Please help.

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