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  • Posted in thread: Samuel Smiths Oatmeal Stout on 03-20-2013 at 09:03 PM
    Without sparging, I would expect a fairly low efficiency, like maybe 50%...but if you've brewed
    using BIAB before and got significantly higher efficiency, then it would seem to point to the
    grain crus...

  • Posted in thread: Samuel Smiths Oatmeal Stout on 03-20-2013 at 06:14 PM
    Based on what you've said, I'd bet the crush was poor...either the grain mill wasn't adjusted
    correctly, or there was uncrushed grain mixed in with the crushed grain or something... even at
    160 strik...

  • Posted in thread: Samuel Smiths Oatmeal Stout on 03-20-2013 at 05:09 PM
    My first thought regarding your low yield issue is that your grain may not have been crushed.
    Do you crush your own grain, or buy it crushed? Also, it is possible your strike water
    denatured a bunch o...

  • Posted in thread: Sassafras flavor / alternatives on 10-17-2012 at 11:48 PM
    SpringMom, 10-4 on the toxicity. Someone can correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that if
    the flavor of the wintergreen is reasonable (ie. less strong than chewing a piece of
    wintergreen gum, which...

  • Posted in thread: Sassafras flavor / alternatives on 10-17-2012 at 05:47 PM
    ...okay, so I gave up trying to find a local source of fresh wintergreen leaves or oil...they
    are both surprisingly difficult to find! However, I did actually come up with an even better
    idea (IMO). I...

  • Posted in thread: Sassafras flavor / alternatives on 10-16-2012 at 05:53 AM
    I just met with my brew club, and the consensus is that I got some "barn yard" wintergreen...I
    am going to work on procuring some fresh (dried and vacuum packed) wintergreen and see if the
    aroma and f...

  • Posted in thread: Best source for root beer extracts on 10-15-2012 at 10:36 PM
    Connecting two related threads:

  • Posted in thread: Sassafras flavor / alternatives on 10-15-2012 at 07:50 PM
    I did a small batch mixing some of the ingredients, and it turned out pretty good (very
    drinkable). It's definitely root beer, but not quite where it needs to be yet. Here is what I
    made:0.5 liter bat...

  • Posted in thread: Sassafras flavor / alternatives on 10-14-2012 at 07:20 AM
    I used a quarter cup in a half liter of water and it seemed about right to me. Scaled up, thats
    about 1.5 to 2 cups per gallon.

  • Posted in thread: Sassafras flavor / alternatives on 10-14-2012 at 07:14 AM
    I got the ingredients from my local homebrew shop. They were all dried roots, bark and leaves
    that had already been chopped.I did not grind any of them, as it seemed unnecessary...except
    for the star ...

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