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blip01 01-03-2012 10:28 PM

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Guess the starter worked. Clogged the airlock and the lid was bulging from the pressure. Nearly had a blowout.


pinback 05-12-2012 07:09 PM

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This is what 2 packs of s-04 does!

We brewed 12 gallons if this yesterday and I almost wish we had done two 6 gallon batches. This is ALOT of grain. We managed 76% eff, but it was really taxing to get there. Bump your grain bill up some and take some of the stress out. Fun brew though. Very exciting to see this taking off so well.


HopLife 05-23-2012 02:32 AM

I recommend this.
 
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I was thinking the same thing. (a partigle type beer) Just brewed this last night. Followed the origingal recipe to yield 5 gallons to primary at 1.094. The second runnings yielded 5 gallons at 1.035.

For the second beer, I approximated color by inputing 1/4 of the original grain bill into a calculator. My goal for gravity was 1.040. I estimated that 1 pound of DME will increase gravity in 5 gallons by about .009.

Since my gravity was at 1.035 I added one pound DME to the end up with a gravity of 1.044.

The second boil would not need nearly as much hop flavor or bitterness. I went with a 60 minute addition with 1 oz of Serebrianka and a 30 min addition with 2 ounces serebrianka. This would be added to a 1 Liter starter.

I will post the two beers side by side... eventually. I can also give a flavor report on the second beer in a couple months as I predict it will mature more quickly.
So I have finally been able to try the Marabuzo RIS. Mine has a darker head than in the original picture. The beer is very good. Reminds me of a the warming flavor I get from a good liquer. The flavor is quite complex with everything from raisin to burnt coffee.

I wanted to improve the cost effectiveness of the brew so I did a a Parti-gyle and yielded another 5 gallons of runnings off of the original grain bed. The final gravity was headed for 1.035 so I added a pound of Dried malt extract to bring it up to 1.044. For the second brew I aimed for 36 IBU and the color calculated at about 60.

To make these approximations I put the entire grain bill into beersmith for both beers on seperate files. For the Big beer I figured about a 60% efficiency. On the little beer I figured about 25 % efficiency. I assume that there will still be about 15 % of the potential extractable sugar when I am through. You may adjust based on you own efficiency.

In terms of Quality: The Little beer is one of the best porters/stouts I have ever had. Really roasty, a slightly light body, Great head retention. Quick to mature. Can probably be made well with a ton of different american or english yeasts. The balance was not bad either. To say the least. They are all gone.

I promised photos here they are.

The one with the white head is the Little beer.

PS. Marabuzo's RIS is effectively ink colored and it is thick. Do Not Spill!.

HopLife 05-23-2012 02:32 AM

I recommend this.
 
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Originally Posted by HopLife View Post
I was thinking the same thing. (a partigle type beer) Just brewed this last night. Followed the origingal recipe to yield 5 gallons to primary at 1.094. The second runnings yielded 5 gallons at 1.035.

For the second beer, I approximated color by inputing 1/4 of the original grain bill into a calculator. My goal for gravity was 1.040. I estimated that 1 pound of DME will increase gravity in 5 gallons by about .009.

Since my gravity was at 1.035 I added one pound DME to the end up with a gravity of 1.044.

The second boil would not need nearly as much hop flavor or bitterness. I went with a 60 minute addition with 1 oz of Serebrianka and a 30 min addition with 2 ounces serebrianka. This would be added to a 1 Liter starter.

I will post the two beers side by side... eventually. I can also give a flavor report on the second beer in a couple months as I predict it will mature more quickly.
So I have finally been able to try the Marabuzo RIS. Mine has a darker head than in the original picture. The beer is very good. Reminds me of a the warming flavor I get from a good liquer. The flavor is quite complex with everything from raisin to burnt coffee.

I wanted to improve the cost effectiveness of the brew so I did a a Parti-gyle and yielded another 5 gallons of runnings off of the original grain bed. The final gravity was headed for 1.035 so I added a pound of Dried malt extract to bring it up to 1.044. For the second brew I aimed for 36 IBU and the color calculated at about 60.

To make these approximations I put the entire grain bill into beersmith for both beers on seperate files. For the Big beer I figured about a 60% efficiency. On the little beer I figured about 25 % efficiency. I assume that there will still be about 15 % of the potential extractable sugar when I am through. You may adjust based on you own efficiency.

In terms of Quality: The Little beer is one of the best porters/stouts I have ever had. Really roasty, a slightly light body, Great head retention. Quick to mature. Can probably be made well with a ton of different american or english yeasts. The balance was not bad either. To say the least. They are all gone.

I promised photos here they are.

The one with the white head is the Little beer.

PS. Marabuzo's RIS is effectively ink colored and it is thick. Do Not Spill!.

Ericbme 11-13-2012 10:41 PM

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Just cracked one open...brew day was 5/26. I hope to sample the progress! Only change I made was 2 vanilla beans to primary and put it in an oak keg for a month prior to bulk aging this bad mother. I made this for Christmas gifts this year...now to start trimming that list!

Many thanks marubozo!


Taranis 06-17-2013 05:00 PM

Explosive fermentation
 
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Great looking recipe, thanks Marubozo for sharing!


I had a tiny bit of an issue with my primary fermentation that was slightly more vigorous than I expected.

Going to have to try this again with a bigger blow off tube.

(The pic is from day two of primary)


finsfan 03-26-2014 04:36 PM

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Ha! I thought oak beans was a typo, never heard of them.
Nope haha they arent actually beans, just oak cubes really. Heres a link to the ones I got.

http://www.grapeandgranary.com/oakbeans.html

finsfan 03-28-2014 06:22 PM

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Had a rough brewday last night. Ended up having to add DME during the boil to get close to my numbers. Ended up low still but have 6 gallons now instead of five. Fermentation has taken off already after a little over twelve hours. I hope it turns out at least comparable to Bills.


Remmy 04-04-2014 10:42 AM

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Tastes fantastic.
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1fast636 04-06-2014 02:36 AM

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Just brewed this parti-gyle today RIS came in at 1.091 and my second runnings brown ipa came in at 1.041 RIS taste amazing straight out of the kettle it blew me away can't wait for this to be ready the brown ipa will be fermented with some home grown Conan
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