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Old 09-12-2012, 07:17 PM   #1
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Default Kannan's Sor-Yum MTS

Recipe Type: Extract
Yeast: ½ Red Star Cote des Blancs dry wine yeast
Yeast Starter: ¼ cup
Batch Size (Gallons): 1
Original Gravity: 1.08
Final Gravity: 1.03
Boiling Time (Minutes): 00
Color: brown
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 15 days/70

28 Fl Ozs. Pure Sorghum
1 Tsp Yeast Nutrient (from http://www.homebrewery.com)



Heated the Sorgum to make it easier to pour, poured it into gallon carboy half full of water, shook well for a couple of minutes, then added yeast and nutrient, then topped off with water. Was out of airlocks, so I placed a balloon with two pin holes in it over the top of the stopper until I managed to get an extra.

Added Bentonite 2 days before bottling. Added ¾ cup of brown sugar just before bottling for carbonation, but this was less than successful. My next attempt on this I will not use bentonite, but rack into a secondary and allow it to clear on its own.

The final product had a very beer-like flavor and mouthfeel. however, because of the stuck fermentation, there was little carbonation, and the result was a slightly flat beer taste.

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Old 09-16-2012, 05:22 AM   #2
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So just sorghum syrup with no hops and no boil?

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Old 09-23-2012, 08:59 PM   #3
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Yep, that's it. Simple, huh?

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Old 09-23-2012, 10:02 PM   #4
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Well, if you're not interested in hoppy bitterness and unconcerned about sorghum twang then this would, obviously, work perfectly.

Good on you for finding a good, cheap, easy recipe that you like!

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