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Old 10-13-2012, 10:12 AM   #21
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Awesome. Have you roasted them yet, dude? Planning on doing another new batch this weekend my self, man. Going try half a jar of honey in it too. Hoping to get a bit more of a lager colour to it. Only doing 2 gallons though, just as an experiment.

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Old 10-13-2012, 12:55 PM   #22
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Just bottled it and couldn't resist trying it. Hoppy first taste, with a very nice, dry, nutty after taste. Still a little pale and looks like a blonde, but I have used some Demerara sugar for carbing, so may make it a little darker. Maybe try darker brown sugar than Demerara instead when you bottle, unless you roast yours darker. Has quite a nice body to it, but will be much better once it is fully carbonated. I will try to roast the grain a little darker next time. But still, it tastes good. The best one I have done so far. Lets just see what the expert missus says.
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:41 AM   #23
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Just had a thought. Try adding either a desert spoon or two of molasses to the boil. This will bring you a better colour. I will do this next time.

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Old 10-15-2012, 08:12 AM   #24
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I might give that a go, thanks.
I tried to get a pic of the quinoa, but it wouldn't come out (too small).
There's a good pic of it here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Spro...p4/The-result/

Only about half of the quinoa seemed to sprout.

I roasted it and the buckwheat over the weekend.

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Old 10-15-2012, 08:39 AM   #25
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Cool man. It probably won't taste like 'regular' beer. But it is nice.

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Old 10-19-2012, 06:26 AM   #26
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You brewed it up yet, man? I am going to do another like it this weekend, but only a 3 gallon batch. Seems I watered it down too much on the last one.

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Old 10-19-2012, 09:50 AM   #27
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Not yet, and by the look of my timetable, I won't get a chance for another couple of weeks! (How long does roasted grain keep for?)

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Old 10-19-2012, 10:17 AM   #28
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Not entirely sure man. I would assume a little while atleast. Same as 'normal' grain maybe? Could always throw them in the freezer like hops?

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Old 10-20-2012, 08:15 PM   #29
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Dude, did another batch today. It tastes a little like "Real" bitter. Used the following:

1kg of malted, roasted buckwheat
464g of Asda's home brand honey. Assuming you guys have Asda... If not, any cheap home brand honey will do
750g Demerara sugar
2 dessert spoons of molasses
1oz Golding's hops
1oz Hallertau
1 tea spoon of Irish Moss


Crushed the buckwheat, and added to a muslin bag to 2.5 gallons of water, along with the honey and 500g of the sugar and molasses. Heated to 160, then held for 2 hours. After 2 hours, removed the grain and poured boiling water through them, then added the water to the boil. Then added Golding's hops on a rolling boil. After 30 minutes I added the hallertau for 15/20 minutes, along with some Irish moss. Then transferred the boil to a fermentation tub, filtering it through the hops. Topped up to 3 gallons with cold water. Left it to cool slightly, then added yeast and remainder of sugar. Sampled a drop of the wort, and it tasted like "real" bitter.

Apologies for the mix of Imperial and Metric weights/temps. But that's how I work.

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Old 10-29-2012, 06:04 PM   #30
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This is what it turned out like. Very happy with it. Has had 2 days in the bottle, so still needs to clear and carb fully. Tastes just like 'real' beer.

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