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Old 05-08-2008, 05:23 PM   #1
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Default Buddy Making a light color beer

he is making a 4- 4.5% beer
6lbs of malt syrup
.25 Munich
.25 Crystal 10L
.5 Flaked Rice

I told him to mash all the grain together because if I am right the flaked rice needs to be mashed, right?

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Old 05-08-2008, 05:31 PM   #2
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You are correct. Unfortunately though, there probably won't be enough enzymes in a quarter pound of munich malt to convert that rice. Try adding a half pound of pale malt as well, and then mash it.

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Old 05-08-2008, 05:31 PM   #3
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I hope some hops are going to make it into that recipe...

If he's just steeping for some color and body, I'd drop the rice entirely, but that's just me...

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You could also consider using rice syrup solids which have already been mashed/converted.

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I hope some hops are going to make it into that recipe...

If he's just steeping for some color and body, I'd drop the rice entirely, but that's just me...
Yeah he is using Amarillo, ? can't remember the Flavor hop and Cascade for aroma.

I knew I was correct! He read something that I told him did not at all sound correct. Mashing the rice at 129-135????
I know I gave him the strangest look ever.
Anywho we'll see what happens it will still be beer!
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your doing an extract so this might not help a bunch, but my light ale attempt is awfully light in color, scale the grain bill down and it would probably be even lighter and around 4%.
pic of the color is in the recipe.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=63655

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http://www.midwestsupplies.com/produ...px?ProdID=5550

This stuff will help WAY more than trying to eff with using real rice. Increases fermentables with no noticable added color. A Must-have for making super-pale extract beers.
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http://www.midwestsupplies.com/produ...px?ProdID=5550

This stuff will help WAY more than trying to eff with using real rice. Increases fermentables with no noticable added color. A Must-have for making super-pale extract beers.
It works OK but if you check the cost it is really high if you use several pounds. The equivalent 50 LB bag of grain would be 247.50....... WOW!

REF: 50 X 4.95 = $247.50
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I tried to tell him not to mess with light colored beers until he wen't AG...he is not so concerned with the color as much as having a low alcohol brew for the summer. I hope his using the rice isn't completely wasted but I honestly think he just wants to experiment a bit.

My low alcohol brew is going to be BM's Centennial Blonde
I think I'll dry hop with the Centennial Hops 2!! Hop head!

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