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Old 02-10-2007, 05:00 PM   #1
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I plan to brew this this weekend and was wondering what your thoughts were. I thought I would try first wort hopping and I adjusted the IBU to be the same as for a 20 min addition. Was this the way to go? I also added the dextrine malt because I listened to the Jamil show on CAPs and and he suggested using pilsner malt but I already have a sack of 2-row I was planning on using. I don't imagine I will get much in the way of flavour but it I thought it would add to the head of the beer. Is this a necessary addition?

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Recipe: Your Father's Mustache
Style: Classic American Pilsner
TYPE: All Grain
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Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 23.00 L
Boil Size: 26.00 L
Estimated OG: 1.050 SG
Estimated Color: 3.7 SRM
Estimated IBU: 34.9 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
4.00 kg Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 72.7 %
1.00 kg Corn, Flaked (1.3 SRM) Grain 18.2 %
0.50 kg Carafoam (2.0 SRM) Grain 9.1 %
28.00 gm Tradition [6.00%] (60 min) Hops 17.6 IBU
28.00 gm Saaz [4.00%] (20 min) Hops 7.1 IBU
28.00 gm Saaz [4.00%] (60 min) (First Wort Hop) Hops 5.9 IBU
28.00 gm Saaz [4.00%] (10 min) Hops 4.3 IBU
1.00 items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs Bavarian Lager (Wyeast Labs #2206) Yeast-Lager


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Light Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 5.50 kg
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Name Description Step Temp Step Time
Mash In Add 14.33 L of water at 165.1 F 150.0 F 60 min

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Old 02-11-2007, 05:13 PM   #2
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I know this isn't that common of a style but does anyone have some advice? If not, I should have some experience to relate in about 6 weeks! I am pretty excited to make a historic style. From what I have been able to dig up it sounds like it should be an excellent beer.

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Old 02-11-2007, 05:32 PM   #3
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I've never made or investigated it, but it looks like it should be a nice, easy drinking beer.

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Old 02-11-2007, 07:37 PM   #4
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my second batch of fathers moustache has two more weeks in my ice box to complete the 7 weeks lagering. this batch i used cracked corn instead of corn flakes( yes - corn flakes not flaked corn) like the first time.
with the corn flakes i found i tasted corn for the first 3 months after bottling but it improved.
i hope the cracked corn (boiled for 1 hour to soften) will taste different.

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update - brewed dec 12/06
bottled feb 21/07
tastes great - much better than with the corn flakes!
i always add a 1/2 pound of malted wheat to my beers for good head
since that is the only way i get it(married almost 24 yrs)

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I brewed with 10 lbs 6-row pale malt, 2 lbs flaked corn, and used American hops (Liberty). It is a very nice beer, with a sweet character even though it fermented dry.

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Jimmy cracked corn and said, "nice beer!"

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