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Posted in thread: Sodium Chloride for Water Mods on 08-30-2015 at 04:42 PM
I'm watching the totals for each. My water is crazy alkaline, so I'm using gypsum to get my
calcium up and my RA down.With very alkaline water it's usually a much better idea to either
dilute or make ...
Posted in thread: History of decoction mashing is... ...wrong? on 08-27-2015 at 10:18 PM
My understanding is that AB performs a cereal mash, which is a pseudo decoction, which when
combined with the main mash raises the temp. So yes, an infusion ramp mash.Well, a cereal mash
and a decoct...
Posted in thread: Pilsner recipe all grain on 08-25-2015 at 10:19 PM
Unless you want a Sam Adams like color I'd choose a lighter crystal than 40L. I also agree with
kh54s10 that a full pound is too much here, that's 6%. I'd suggest about 1/2 lb of a light
Posted in thread: Carapils... steeping or mashing??? on 08-24-2015 at 02:17 AM
CaraPils can be treated as a crystal malt and steeped. CaraFoam from Weyermann, another dextrin
malt, does have both starch & enzyme content. It will work best if mashed but can be steeped
with some e...
Posted in thread: Infusion, Decotion, Sparge (Clarificaiton needed) on 08-21-2015 at 03:50 AM
Or I could just do a calculation to add water to the original strike water to bring the temp
up to 168That's the simplest and easiest way IMO and what I would recommend. but that would
take away from...
Posted in thread: History of decoction mashing is... ...wrong? on 08-14-2015 at 10:22 PM
AB does ramped infusions, not decoction. Some interesting stuff there.So, the thermometer
reason goes out the window. Also, without thermometers how would a German brewer know how much
to decoct, let ...
Posted in thread: How do I avoid grassy flavors in well hopped beers. on 08-10-2015 at 10:39 PM
Large volumes of hops can leave grassy flavors sometimes just because there is so much plant
material. Usually a longer conditioning time will mellow it.
Posted in thread: Hacker Pscorr Dunkel on 08-08-2015 at 03:01 AM
Anybody ever hear of this beer? Went to the Gasthaus pub in Peachland the other night and had
one as it was a dark beer on tap and WOW! What great tasting beer. Love to find a recipe to
clone it if an...
Posted in thread: How do I mash flaked wheat? on 08-06-2015 at 02:34 AM
Due to a windfall of fresh fruit (read zest) and my LHBS's shortage of Saison yeast, I find
myself brewing something completely different (for me) -- a Witbier. My recipe has 42% flaked
wheat and 10% ...
Posted in thread: Special B has got to go....... on 08-06-2015 at 02:31 AM
After much thought on the subject, I will be abandoning Special B use for good.It doesn't
produce, for me at least, anything considerable that CaraMunich couldn't do in it's place. It's
grainy and too...