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Posted in thread: Will Decoction Steps Create TOO Fermentable Wort? on 11-25-2014 at 06:12 PM
Properly is the key. Improperly can absolutely hurt it. That includes not only adding a protein
rest to grains that are well modified but also having too long of a rest time. Too long of a
Posted in thread: Will Decoction Steps Create TOO Fermentable Wort? on 11-25-2014 at 04:09 PM
Could it be said that the difference here is that under a properly executed decoction, head
retention isn't likely to be an issue?I do decoctions all the time. I messed up on that one.
When I say no h...
Posted in thread: Will Decoction Steps Create TOO Fermentable Wort? on 11-24-2014 at 09:13 PM
Most of what I've seen has said this is largely a myth. I would agree, in my (very) limited
experience. I've done a few decoctions and haven't had any issues, and I've had a good number
of decocted be...
Posted in thread: Will Decoction Steps Create TOO Fermentable Wort? on 11-24-2014 at 07:19 PM
I don't know what base malt you are using but if it's American 2 row you'll destroy your head
retention with that protein rest. I'd dough in at sacc rest temp. If you insist on doing a
decoction with ...
Posted in thread: 55 gal, 16500 watt RIMS/Braumeister-ish Brewery Build on 10-09-2014 at 08:55 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if that warps under pressure when recirculating and just pops right up
out of there. Watch out for that. Hopefully it doesn't happen.
Posted in thread: My Double IPA turned out reddish and tastes like an American Barleywine, why? on 10-09-2014 at 08:51 PM
Why did you use Magnum hops at flameout? I'd only use them for bittering.
Posted in thread: Will the BMC drinker like this? on 10-09-2014 at 04:23 PM
When I load this recipe in I get a predicted IBU level of 13. That's actually slightly low for
a Cream Ale, or even a Blonde Ale for that matter. 8.55 is just through the floor low. Strength
Posted in thread: Will the BMC drinker like this? on 10-09-2014 at 03:26 PM
I used 1 oz bags of hops too. Just 2 of them.
Posted in thread: What makes the red ale red? on 10-09-2014 at 03:10 PM
For me it's just 2 row, some Special B and a small amount of roasted barley for color which
closely mimics what brent just said with his.
Posted in thread: Will the BMC drinker like this? on 10-09-2014 at 03:07 PM
I've got a beer aging right now that is 9 lbs of American 2 row and a 1/2 lb of Carapils.
Mashed at 149° for 45 minutes. I changed it up a bit in that I pulled almost half the grain
from the mash and ...