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Posted in thread: Accidentally ordered peat malt (recipe screw up) on 12-01-2016 at 11:25 PM
Are you a fan of the taste of creosote, Lysol antiseptic, or the smell of burning tires? If so
you're in luck. If not then maybe you can acquire the taste. Yes, peat smoked malt is powerful
and at 30%...
Posted in thread: Malt bill for schwartz lager but not roasty on 11-21-2016 at 12:42 AM
the other issue that's making this a bit difficult for me is that there was a sam adams black
lager i had years ago that was delicious. deep, rich malty flavor with a bit of sweetness, Sam
Posted in thread: Malt bill for schwartz lager but not roasty on 11-20-2016 at 08:25 PM
This is a German beer, you need to use German malts. The Carafa dark malts are a good choice
here. You also need to limit the amount so there is minimal flavor impact from the dark roasted
Posted in thread: Hacker Pscorr Dunkel on 11-19-2016 at 03:17 AM
Hey BigED - Just rediscovered this old thread. Haven't tried this yet but have a local home
brewer comp coming up in January and we're doing Dunkels. Curious on the step mash schedule. I
do single inf...
Posted in thread: Hacker Pscorr Dunkel on 11-19-2016 at 03:16 AM
Hacker-Pschorr, Paulaner, Ayinger, Erdinger, Weihanstephaner, Schneider weiss, Franziskaner
weiss ... I like them all. If it's Bavarian-style wheat, I've tried it. It's my favorite
style.In my other l...
Posted in thread: Will this water ruin my kolsch? on 11-18-2016 at 12:09 AM
Why totally forget the epsom salt? Don't I need a small amount of magnesium for proper yeast
function? My base water practically has none.You only need trace amounts of Mg. There is
already a bit in t...
Posted in thread: Will this water ruin my kolsch? on 11-17-2016 at 03:17 AM
Hoping someone could help me out with a few water specs for brew day tomorrow...I'm brewing a
Kolsch (first time) and I'm trying to figure out my mineral additions with only a few things on
hand. My w...
Posted in thread: 6Row, Corn, Rye on 11-07-2016 at 11:12 PM
From what I know, 6-row (what we use in the distillery) has a much higher alpha-amylase content
which is useful in increasing yield by maximizing breakdown of starches in high starch mashes
(ex. high ...
Posted in thread: German beer recipes on 11-06-2016 at 11:36 AM
Trying to decide on a recipe to brew for my father in law. Want a find a good style and recipe
for a dark, strong, German style that will age well. Would rather do a ale over a lager.
Leaning toward a...
Posted in thread: Is lager malt termed "undermodified" while ale malt described as "well modified"? on 11-06-2016 at 02:31 AM
When was that written? That information is probably out of date as virtually any generally
available malt today is "well-modified", even lager malts.