Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Recipe Help?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-29-2007, 06:07 PM   #1
lgtg
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Southwest Florida
Posts: 199
Default Recipe Help?

Okay, without being too wordy, I need someone to help me settle a partial mash (One step infusion, ghetto sparge) recipe (particularly how to sub 2 row for some LME) I will brew a 2.5 gallon batch and also need water help as well.

here is what I have:

(Iron Rat Oatmeal Stout)

3.3lb dark LME

(I have 5lbs surplus 2 row that I want to use SOME of for the mash, this is where I need the help)

4oz Crystal 90
2oz Chocolate
8oz Roasted Barley
2oz Black Patent
4oz Cara-Pils

1oz Williamette (@boil)
0.5oz Williamette (@30 minutes)

The specialty grains were custom measured for my half batch, this was originally an extract-grain recipe. I recently acquired the surplus 2 row and would like to take first steps into partial mash (want to convert any sugars possible here) Looking for a higher OG than the style profile and want to step up the ABV to something like high 5's or low 6's. Can anyone make this easy for me? I don't have to use all the LME for this. I do, however, want to use enough 2row ro convert itself, the specialty grains and the oats. HELP! Will be brewing this on Monday night (4/2/07) Thanks in advance!

Larry

__________________
lgtg is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-29-2007, 06:25 PM   #2
david_42
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Willamina & Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,651
Liked 133 Times on 126 Posts

Default

The minimum for 2-row is the combined weight of the specialty grains, or 1.25 lbs.

__________________

Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk

david_42 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-29-2007, 06:44 PM   #3
lgtg
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Southwest Florida
Posts: 199
Default okay....

Quote:
Originally Posted by david_42
The minimum for 2-row is the combined weight of the specialty grains, or 1.25 lbs.
David, I know that I have 1.25lbs of specialty grains, but I'm not quite sure I understand what you mean by "the minimum for 2-row is the combined weight.."

Can you please elaborate?
__________________
lgtg is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-29-2007, 07:55 PM   #4
Brewing Clamper
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Brewing Clamper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Union City, CA
Posts: 2,862
Liked 16 Times on 15 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lgtg
David, I know that I have 1.25lbs of specialty grains, but I'm not quite sure I understand what you mean by "the minimum for 2-row is the combined weight.."

Can you please elaborate?
Baiscally you can add as much 2-row as you want. The more 2-row you use, the less extract you need, but if you want to be able to convert the starches from the specialty grains you should have at least as much 2-row (per weight) as you have specialty. I think that's what David's saying... right?
__________________

--Omar

4 Ohms Aleworks & Lagers | Twitter | Facebook | Blog |

Brewing Clamper is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-29-2007, 09:42 PM   #5
lgtg
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Southwest Florida
Posts: 199
Default okay, I'm getting it..

Omni,

David (and you supporting it) are saying that base malt to specialty grain ratio is generally propotionate, one for one. If my recipe calls for 1.25lbs of specialty grain, then proportionatly add at least 1.25lbs of the base malt. Now, can anyone surmise on the water? If I use 1-1.25qts per pound of grain (in this case nearly three quarts of water for mash) and if I back off from the LME by half, how much water should I use to disolve that? What I'm looking for is total mash volume, and then how much sparge water combined to total boil volume? Any takers?

__________________
lgtg is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
is there a way to edit recipe info in the recipe threads? iamjonsharp HomeBrewTalk Announcements & Feedback 0 02-10-2009 04:14 PM
Has anybody ever used Thai Palm sugar in a recipe/check my recipe out dsuarez Recipes/Ingredients 3 11-13-2008 12:42 PM
Advice on my "Margawheata" recipe? (my first original recipe) potzertommy Recipes/Ingredients 8 06-26-2008 03:17 PM
Cider recipe questions!! - (recipe and bottling) mturtle Cider Forum 11 06-13-2008 07:58 PM