Last Activity:08-30-2015 10:45 PM
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Posted in thread: First RIS recipe on 08-30-2015 at 02:10 PM
I would steep a couple more kinds of crystal malt and maybe some biscuit/victory, possibly some
aromatic or special B. Your LME probably already has some light crystal or Carapils in it, but
it's not ...
Posted in thread: Metallic taste from Amarillo? on 08-30-2015 at 01:56 PM
I just got results for a 3.8% session IPA from a competition and both judges said it had a
metallic flavor. I've never had that comment before, and none of the other brews I submitted
(using the same ...
Posted in thread: Second Runnings Beer (parti gyle) on 08-26-2015 at 10:14 PM
To get more character you should mix part of the first "gyle" with most of the second. So say
you get 7 gallons of 1.080 wort and 7 gallons of 1.030 wort. You decide to mix 6 of each with
one of the o...
Posted in thread: Lets Do This - 20 Gallon Concord 3 Vessel HERMS on 08-23-2015 at 05:03 PM
I used to use an external heat exchanger. I measured the average difference between my mash
temp and the coil output temp and adjusted the probes accordingly in the PID. After that my
mash temp was ro...
Posted in thread: Lets Do This - 20 Gallon Concord 3 Vessel HERMS on 08-23-2015 at 04:35 PM
I put my "MLT" temp probe on the coil outlet. It consistently measures 2 or 3 degrees cooler
than my HLT, though it's been a while since I calibrated the probes. I used to have it on the
MLT output li...
Posted in thread: Rolled Oats and the potential? on 08-22-2015 at 02:25 PM
There are different kinds of rolled oats. You want "quick oats" which are the gelatinized kind.
Others like "regular rolled oats" or "thick rolled oats" are not pre gelatinized.
Posted in thread: Advice from experts on making a super hoppy session IPA on 08-19-2015 at 03:57 AM
Mash higher (154+) to retain more body in the final beer.Use slightly more crystal or carapils
to add more dextrine for more body in the final beer. Maybe even quick oats for the beta
glucans which co...
Posted in thread: Rice malt stout - what went wrong? on 08-19-2015 at 03:34 AM
For a baseline, could you share the amount of your rice base malt that you'd use for a
1.055-ish beer? I'm still trying to find out whether I just used too little base malt, or
whether I didn't proper...
Posted in thread: Rice malt stout - what went wrong? on 08-17-2015 at 03:24 PM
The biscuit rice is supposed to be diastatic and can supposedly be used for up to 100% of the
malt bill, according to NorCal brewing supply's website. So I had thought with 65% base malt
would be OK. ...
Posted in thread: Rice malt stout - what went wrong? on 08-17-2015 at 02:58 AM
I've brewed a millet/buckwheat pale and couldn't quite get past the millet taste. I've brewed a
sorghum+rice syrup partial mash with millet/buckwheat and extracted too much tannin from the
husks, and ...