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Old 09-29-2010, 07:33 PM   #1
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Alright Ive got 6lbs Sorghum Syrup and 2lbs Brown Rice syrup going into this one. Do I start a boil with 2.5 gallons of water and mix these syrups in and boil 60 mins? Im not sure if Im supposed to have malto dextrin or not..



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Alright Ive got 6lbs Sorghum Syrup and 2lbs Brown Rice syrup going into this one. Do I start a boil with 2.5 gallons of water and mix these syrups in and boil 60 mins? Im not sure if Im supposed to have malto dextrin or not..
You can do that and add the maltodextrin in the last 10-15 minutes. Do you have a recipe you are working off of?

Depending on the type of beer, I sometimes wait till the last 15 minutes to add my syrups...depending.


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Alright Ive got 6lbs Sorghum Syrup and 2lbs Brown Rice syrup going into this one. Do I start a boil with 2.5 gallons of water and mix these syrups in and boil 60 mins? Im not sure if Im supposed to have malto dextrin or not..
This will work great for your first brew. Maltodextrin is not necessary, so don't worry about if you don't have it.

After you add it, let the boil come back and then add your first round of hops.

Most important of all: Have fun and keep a GF beer on hand to drink during the process.
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I'm attempting a Fat Tire GF Clone for a friend. Going to copy the hop schedule over but use the 6lbs Sorghum, 2lbs Brown Rice Syrup, and 8oz of Molasses as my base... So do I just bring the water to a boil, add in all the syrups and let it boil an hour?

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I'm attempting a Fat Tire GF Clone for a friend. Going to copy the hop schedule over but use the 6lbs Sorghum, 2lbs Brown Rice Syrup, and 8oz of Molasses as my base... So do I just bring the water to a boil, add in all the syrups and let it boil an hour?
While it is boiling for that hour, you add hops at specified times, but otherwise, yes.

What kind of molasses?
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I'm not sure, but I had read that the molasses would impart a little more body to the beer, since the sorghum and brown rice syrup tends to leave the beer a little lacking in the flavor... maybe not? Would I be fine with just starting the boil, dissolving in the syrups and then starting the hop additions? With the 1oz of the Fuggle and 1oz of the Willamette, what should my hop schedule be to get the same IBUs as the real Fat Tire? Every recipe I've seen has different hops used even.. The recipe I wanted to do didn't give times, just had the alphas indicated.

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Unfortunately I'm not fully educated in the brew science and in depth knowledge of hops. I typically just use one type of hops in my other brews and follow a basic schedule of 1/2 oz. for 45mins, then another 1/2 oz. for 15mins.. I'm still a newbie (only 5 batches under my belt). But I'd really like to get close with this Fat Tire GF clone for my buddy and his wife.

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Yes, you would be fine.

I've only used blackstrap molasses in my brown ale and I think I like what it did. I'll know better once I rebrew it with more.

Try this one from the other thread

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A faint burnt, coffee-esque flavor. I would replace with .25oz of coffee.

Maybe something like:
6lb Brown Rice Syrup (60min)
1lb Amber Candi Syrup (60min)
.25oz Coffee (Primary)
4tsp Yeast Nutrient (When pitching yeast)

Copy the hop schedule from your clone.

Ferment with Fermentis S33.

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I dont have those ingredients... I have what he got for me, 6lbs Sorghum, 2lbs Brown Rice, and hops and some Fermentis 5.

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Just add some coffee then



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