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Old 07-31-2012, 02:52 PM   #1
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Well, because I'm insane, I decided to make a really off the wall brew for the county BMC homebrew comp.
Grain bill was simple enough! 4# 6 row, 1# crystal 10.
Hops were .25 citra at 45 min, 3/4 at flame out.
Brew in a bag works great for me for these 3-4 gallon batches, but not this time! I opted to bump the temp 3 degrees at about 10 min left in the mash, but forgot about it and BOILED THE GRAINS for about 15 min!
Damn!
On we go, tannins be damned! Added a jalapeño and a green chili, 2 handfuls of blueberries and a hand full of strawberries!
Fermented with Premiere Cuve wine yeast, and hope to have it bottle cared and pourable in the next 11 days!

Wish me luck!

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Old 07-31-2012, 03:03 PM   #2
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I would be more concerned about a strong caramelized taste than tannins.
You probably scorched something in there.

Also if you are bottling I would say that 11 days is impossible unless you are going to force carbonate in a keg then transfer to bottles.

Looking back at your info and seeing that you have been onsite since 2008 I would imagine this is what you intend to do.

Good luck and let us know how it turned out.

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Old 07-31-2012, 05:00 PM   #3
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Theory has it that tannins require a high pH in order to be extracted. Boiling the mash is not a problem. Decoction works that way and has for centuries.

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Old 08-01-2012, 01:04 AM   #4
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. Decoction works that way and has for centuries.
In 9 days, I will let you know!
I am keeping my fingers crossed! The air lock smells like heaven! The only question is do I chance bottle carbing?
Obviously, force carbing and bottling is easiest, but I have had luck before.......
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I open one bottle after 2 weeks conditioning at room temperature. That is after 21 days in the fermenter. I would say that maybe 60% of them are OK, in carbonation level, at 2 weeks. All of them taste better after 3 weeks.

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You just brewed it, and you want to have it bottle conditioned 11 days from now? Those are some rosey colored glasses
On the positive side, I doubt boiling the grains did anything.

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You just brewed it, and you want to have it bottle conditioned 11 days from now? Those are some rosey colored glasses
On the positive side, I doubt boiling the grains did anything.
The good news, is that I AM KAHUNA!
The bad news... It's gonna need force carbed! I know it... Just not ready to admit it!
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The good news, is that I AM KAHUNA!
The bad news... It's gonna need force carbed! I know it... Just not ready to admit it!
I've had a wheat beer carb up fully in one day.. But that's not really ideal, and you can't count on it.
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I've had a wheat beer carb up fully in one day.. But that's not really ideal, and you can't count on it.
Right! Usually these "rushed brews" carb up a LOY faster due to a ton of residual suspended yeast. I may bottle at day 6 and see f it'll carb up in 4... Or I'll keg it. Sigh.... I just really don't want to keg this beer!
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Well, I must face reality.
The only way this is going to happen is to keg it.
I will have this beer racked with KC Finings before I'm done typing. Tomorrow or Monday, I will keg it and bottle from the keg on Wednesday for the Thursday comp.
The good news, is that it's a pretty good beer.
The chili give a strange finish that burns, but no flavor. Somewhat like eating a red pepper chocolate bar. you don't taste the chili, but you soon realize your throat feels like you ate a whole bowl of salsa.
Can't wait to taste this thing in a month or two!

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