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Old 03-31-2009, 03:52 PM   #1
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I recently brewed a partial mash porter that came out tasting great, but it just didn't seem to have enough body. Any suggestions on tweaking this recipe a bit? Like I said, it tastes great, just a little thin.


3.00 lb Extra Light Dry Extract (3.0 SRM) Late addition Dry Extract 32.00 %
2.00 lb Extra Light Dry Extract (3.0 SRM) Dry Extract 21.33 %
2.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 21.33 %
0.75 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 8.00 %
0.75 lb Chocolate Malt (450.0 SRM) Grain 8.00 %
0.38 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 4.00 %
0.25 lb Black (Patent) Malt (500.0 SRM) Grain 2.67 %
0.25 lb Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM) Grain 2.67 %
0.50 oz Chinook [13.00 %] (60 min) Hops 20.9 IBU
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (60 min) Hops 17.7 IBU
1.00 items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 min) Misc
12.00 oz Malto-Dextrine (Boil 60.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs SafAle English Ale (DCL Yeast #S-04) Yeast-Ale


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 4.38 lb
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Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 5.47 qt of water at 165.9 F 154.0 F

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Old 03-31-2009, 04:23 PM   #2
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you could throw maybe .5 lbs flaked wheat in to try to give it a little more body, perhaps just a bit more maltodextrin, like say 2 oz. .125 lbs flaked barley? just some thoughts. of course not all of these at once, just pick which one you think might go with what you got. you could also try upping your grain bill a bit too. like another pound of 2-row. pehaps another pound of dme.

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Old 03-31-2009, 04:38 PM   #3
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I would up the grain bill and add another couple ounces of malto-dextrine. brewmasterpodunkarizona is on the money.

You could add 0.50 lbs of oats to the mash as well.

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Thanks. That's kind of what I was thinking.

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Mash at 158ºF. See how your mash schedule is described as "Medium Body"?

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Yeah, that makes sense
Looks like I got just what I was asking for.

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