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Posted in thread: Changing Up Partial Mash Grains on 01-18-2017 at 02:20 AM
170* is too hot to mash, you want to be more in the 150-155 range. You can't mash flaked rye by
itself, you need a base malt to convert it. Munich and rye malt both have diastatic power and
can be mas...
Posted in thread: Low ABV recipe on 01-16-2017 at 10:33 PM
It's not hoppy but how about a mild? Reaper's/Orfy's mild is one of my favorite low ABV beers.
I make it with EKG.
Posted in thread: Recipe help: Red lager (hopped) on 01-16-2017 at 03:46 PM
Since no one is replying, maybe you could post the all grain recipe you found and folks will
help you convert it.
Posted in thread: Thoughts on American Pale Ale Recipe on 01-15-2017 at 07:49 PM
Without seeing your exact specs I agree that that 1/2 oz chinook for a pale ale is probably
enough, it's bittering is usually pretty pronounced. Some combo of 2-3 oz late/flameout hops
plus a couple o...
Posted in thread: What is wrong with my wheat beers!? on 01-13-2017 at 05:16 AM
Since the beer tastes watery I'm wondering if you're hitting your OG? Due to the smaller
kernels wheat sometimes needs to be crushed finer, or double crushed to get good efficiency.
What about your wa...
Posted in thread: Improving an extract brew kit? on 01-12-2017 at 03:35 PM
Since you said you like Belgians you could also add some dark candi syrup and make this with
Belgian yeast. You'd probably want to plug it into a calculator so you can target the OG you
want and may h...
Posted in thread: Simple question about flaked oats on 01-12-2017 at 03:26 PM
Lactose does not impact OG in beersmith. Probably because it's not fermentable. It sounds like
the OG in brewers friend is impacted by lactose. If that's the case would you consider the OG
and FG calc...
Posted in thread: Top off a 1-gal batch? on 01-11-2017 at 03:48 AM
It really depends on where your losses are coming from. If they are due to lots of hops or
kettle trub then adding water is going to dilute your beer. If it's due to too much boil off
then topping off...
Posted in thread: Different CO2 Volumes With One Regulator on 01-09-2017 at 08:28 PM
I've got 8 taps but only one secondary regulator. The secondary I use for low carbed styles and
things going on the stout faucet, while I set everything else to 2.6 vols - pale ales, IPAs,
Posted in thread: Brewing an extra 5 gallons on 01-06-2017 at 03:12 PM
Yeah I think the problem with your plan is trying to do a 2/3, 1/3 split - which means you've
already "sparged" that grain pretty well prior to doing the final collection. Partigyle is
typically the r...