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Posted in thread: Steeping 2.5 lbs of grain in 4.5 liters of water on 03-04-2014 at 02:41 PM
Yep, looks like SoCo1884 is doing a mini-mash. Most people mash with 1.0-1.5 quarts per pound
of grain. This is a little higher, but it's close.
Posted in thread: Any advice for this recipe ? on 02-27-2014 at 11:58 AM
That's the stepped mash approach I briefly mentioned before, and it's definitely an acceptable
way to go. People debate the true impact of a stepped mash, but it won't hurt anything to
try... give it ...
Posted in thread: Should I increase grain amounts by 10% for first all grain batch on 02-26-2014 at 08:06 PM
Here's yet another point of view...Why don't you brew per the recipe, and have 1-2 lbs of DME
standing by in case your efficiency is far off. Calculate after your mash, and compensate with
the DME as ...
Posted in thread: Any advice for this recipe ? on 02-26-2014 at 01:31 PM
Thank you for the advices on the grain and on the yeast!I think that something is really not
clear in my mind : difference between mashing and steeping... Can you make a recipe with
extract that also ...
Posted in thread: Any advice for this recipe ? on 02-25-2014 at 02:11 PM
Looks like no one has answered your follow up questions, so I'll give it a try. Bohemian
Pilsner and acidulated malt are base malts. So either elimninate or do a mini-mash.Melanoiden
is a pretty dark ...
Posted in thread: Old beer brewer, new to cider on 02-24-2014 at 01:01 PM
KeyWest is right on target. As long as you're ok with a dry cider (and it can turn out REALLY
dry) and you make sure fermentation is done before bottling, your method will work.He also
makes a good po...
Posted in thread: OKT Fest Ale on 02-20-2014 at 05:15 PM
Good luck, let me know how it comes out. One note, I would change the 30 minute malt additions
to 10-15 minutes. No need to boil extract that long.
Posted in thread: Any advice for this recipe ? on 02-20-2014 at 01:16 PM
What do you think of the two other grain type? Should I steep more of it? Do you have any idea
of other specialty grains that would match?I think your grains look pretty good, typically, a
pils is a ...
Posted in thread: Any advice for this recipe ? on 02-19-2014 at 08:31 PM
Hey Benoit,Welcome to the hobby! Here are a few notes on your pilsner:Your 2 pilsner grain
malts (not the DME) is a base malt that needs to be mashed before you can brew with it. A
simple steep won't ...
Posted in thread: I'm new I'm new..I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO! on 02-19-2014 at 08:10 PM
If I'm looking at this right, your Apparent Attenuation is around 74%, which is about what you
would expect using extract. So no, don't pitch more. Give it another week or two, and give the
yeast a ch...