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skinfiddler 08-16-2008 04:07 PM

Odd AG thing going on right now
 
OK, so I'm trying a Biermuncher's Cream of Three Crops. I mash in and check the temp 151degF, close the lid and let it sit for 90min w/o checking. I open the MLT and to my shock, the temp is 143!!

I check for conversion with iodine and it hadn't yet turned. So I added more water to bring up the temps and closed to lid again this time for 30 min. Now when I check w/ iodine it keeps it's color but slowly changes over to black-not good.

Do I even bother proceding with this? Let is sit even longer?:(

EamusCatuli 08-16-2008 04:13 PM

hmm, well I never say die until the beer is just waaay past saving. In your case you will just have a very fermentable brew. I don't remember that recipe using too many $$ hops, so you may as well keep going.

Remember to pre-heat your MLT next time, I always put a few gallons of boiling water in mine for 30 minutes.

skinfiddler 08-16-2008 04:34 PM

Yeah thanks, I DID preheat the MLT by placing the strike water at about 176degF, then let it cool to BeerSmith's indicated strike temp.

I just checked again and the iodine is "behaving" Dang, 2.5 hr mash. And I thought I'd be done and cleaned up by 3:00!!

skinfiddler 08-16-2008 08:22 PM

After all that went on with the mash, I took the OG and noticed that I used double the amount of hops called for in the recipe-what a day.

EamusCatuli 08-16-2008 08:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by skinfiddler (Post 804211)
After all that went on with the mash, I took the OG and noticed that I used double the amount of hops called for in the recipe-what a day.

So all in all, what was the recipe today!? Haha, double hopped milkstout or something?

skinfiddler 08-16-2008 09:41 PM

It was supposed to by my first stab at a light beer. I don't think it will be terrible or anything- just not what I was shooting for.


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