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Old 02-07-2011, 01:13 PM   #41
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I made this a little differently. Started with the base ingredients and hops. Let it ferment out for 3 weeks, transferred and crashed for another couple of days. I also Mashed at around 155F to get more matly caramel flavors. Tasted pretty good without the vanilla. I added 2 TBPS vanilla extract when racking to the keg as I didn't want too much vanilla flavor/nose. After some trial and error I added a total of ~2oz vanilla to the 5gal batch. It ended up being a bit more than I wanted, but it wasn't overpowering. I didn't add any Lactose cause the beer was pretty sweet and malty as is.

Unless you like really sweet and vanilla flavors I would recommending some trial and error sampling. I'd also recommend mashing at a higher temp if you can. If you're doing the extract version some lactose or Malto dextrin might be the way to go.

It turned out to be a crowd pleaser. Not exactly my favorite, but I'll agree it goes great with a good pumpkin ale.

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Old 02-12-2011, 09:46 PM   #42
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Is this recipe for 5.5 gallons or 11 gallons?

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Old 03-05-2011, 01:28 PM   #43
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Hey I've got a question,

I'm looking to do a PM and im comparing the AG and extract version of this recipe.

I don't really get why in this one you have 7lbs:3lbs for 2 row and wheat malt respectively, but in the extract version you have 3lbs:3lbs for the light dme and wheat dme.

I would like to create a similar recipe using a good deal of lme and some wheat malt for the mini mash but confused about which ratio to use?

Any input on which turned out best? Also, the Pm doesnt have perle. I see its in small amount but should I add it too?

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Old 03-05-2011, 03:29 PM   #44
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I can convert this to a partial mash for you. I'll post it up later.

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Old 03-05-2011, 10:23 PM   #45
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Here's what I got through BeerSmith. It's for a 5gal batch.

4.26 lb Pale Liquid Extract (8.0 SRM) Extract 48.09 %
1.87 lb Wheat Liquid Extract (8.0 SRM) Extract 21.13 %
1.61 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 18.14 %
0.69 lb Wheat Malt, Bel (2.0 SRM) Grain 7.77 %
0.43 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 4.87 %
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (60 min) Hops 18.5 IBU
0.25 oz Pearle [8.00 %] (40 min) Hops 5.9 IBU
0.50 oz Saaz [4.00 %] (20 min) Hops 4.1 IBU
0.50 oz Tettnang [4.50 %] (5 min) Hops 1.5 IBU

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Old 03-06-2011, 08:32 AM   #46
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8oz of vanilla extract seems like a bit much. how much of the flavor carries through? how vanilla-ey is this brew?

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Old 03-06-2011, 05:49 PM   #47
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This was discussed throughout he thread, you should skim through to see what some of the opinions were. I used 8oz and it seemed a bit much at first, but after some time in the keg was perfect IMO. Some others thought 4oz was too much.

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Best thing to do is when you're ready to bottle/keg add a little at a time until you get the vanilla taste you're looking for. For bottling you would do this in the bottling bucket, and for kegging just add it straight to the keg. Same goes for the Lactose.

Just to note what I did, I only added 2oz of vanilla to the keg, and no lactose at all since I mashed at 155F.

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I'm down to my last few bottles of this. I added exactly the amounts of lactose and vanilla recommended in the recipe. For my first few bottles, the vanilla sweetness was just a little too much in your face. After a couple of weeks the subsequent bottles were perfectly mellow and delicious. Now after two months the vanilla has largely disappeared and the bittering hops really show their bite. I don't think I've had a batch change this much in just a few months. So if you follow this recipe, give it an extra week or two in the bottle and then drink it quickly.

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Added it to the primary, will add more prior to kegging.
Quick question... did y'all split the four ounces of Lactose between primary and prior to kegging? I mean, 2 ounces to primary, and 2 ounce to keg? or 4 ounces each?

I boiled 4 ounces in 2 cups H2O and added it to primary. Just trying to figure it out, kegging tonight.

*update*
I went ahead and kegged, but wasn't happy with the foam, so I added another four ounces and re-force carbbed. I am SO glad I did.
also, I used 4 lbs of wheat, and a half pound of corn plus the correct AA% with my own hops.............. DEE-LISCIOUS!
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