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Old 05-06-2011, 12:50 AM   #1
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Note to self: THOROUGHLY shake keg after racking onto sinamar before drawing a sample to check SRM...

Good thing i bought 4 oz...all 2 oz came out with the draw

Next note to self, add more carafa special to mash in CDA (or black ipa, whichever nomenclature you prefer...) to avoid using sinamar

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Old 05-06-2011, 04:56 AM   #2
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When using Sinamar in moderation - i.e. 1-2 oz per 5 gal, does it impart any flavor to the brew or is it all just color and no taste?

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Old 05-06-2011, 12:55 PM   #3
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I'll tell you in a week! But smelling it leads me to believe it wont add too much, if any, taste. It's basically concentrated carafa special.

I didn't plan on using it, but i used too little carafa in the mash and ended up missing my srm by 10 or so.

I'll update when it's carbed...not too much info on it on hbt!

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i too used this in my black IPA and i did notice a very very small amount of taste from it. it wasnt unplesent at all just added the slightest hint of dark malt flavor which i think helped. I really screwed this batch up, i brewed the night before i was getting married and i got totally wasted and nothing came out right i ended up making a great beer but i had to add sinamar and isohop extract to this batch

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Old 11-20-2012, 05:51 PM   #5
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i brewed the night before i was getting married and i got totally wasted and nothing came out right
I came here looking for Sinamar information but instead I found this hilarious quote.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:07 PM   #6
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When using Sinamar in moderation - i.e. 1-2 oz per 5 gal, does it impart any flavor to the brew or is it all just color and no taste?

All color no flavor is my experience.
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I have a baltic porter lagering that I'd like to darken up. Does anyone have any experience adding Sinamar cold-side post fermentation? If so, can it be added directly to the fermenter/keg or does it need to be boiled to sanitize? I can't seem to find any official information about this on Weyermann's website.

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It's sterile as far as i recall, so you can add it to the keg. You could always call and ask, though. I got mine from rebel brewer

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When I added it directly to the keg I thought I detected a kind of chalky mouthfell and flavor. I might have been imagining it, though. I started boiling it for a minute with a little bit lf water and didn't notice that again. I might have been imagining the whole thing, though.

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I came here looking for Sinamar information but instead I found this hilarious quote.
That quote was so funny I had to bookmark the entire thread.
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