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Posted in thread: Sanity restored - thanks to HBT and a diacetyl test on 07-23-2014 at 01:02 PM
If diacetyl forms during primary fermentation and if it is caught early enough, it can be
removed by jacking up the temp a few degrees and by extending the length of time the beer will
be in the ferme...
Posted in thread: Schmitz Hochkurz Decoction on 07-13-2014 at 05:41 PM
You might want to add hops after boiling past the hot break. Start timing when you add the
bittering hops and boil one hour. When I play around with a Wit style, I'll add hops to one of
Posted in thread: Schmitz Hochkurz Decoction on 07-13-2014 at 05:19 PM
Yep, protein. It is normal. You will see flakes ripping around the boiling wort. What you might
have noticed as the boil went on, is that the flakes/rods rolling in the boil will appear to
Posted in thread: Schmitz Hochkurz Decoction on 07-13-2014 at 04:51 PM
Nice job!!Sweet idea, tossing hops in with the 1st run off.The mash in the cylinder looks good.
It isn't too thin.At least the mud was in the basket, not in the liquid. Great! Less hot break.
Posted in thread: Sparging technique with singe sparge question on 07-13-2014 at 12:20 AM
Mash out was conceived in the decoction method. In the method, mash is boiled a couple of
times. When mash is boiled, the hard starch stuck in the husk that the mill doesn't crush will
burst and go in...
Posted in thread: Schmitz Hochkurz Decoction on 07-12-2014 at 05:46 PM
I think it will work out, too. Sounds like the mechanics of the system is good. Not too much
goop got through the cylinder, the mash boiled in the cylinder and the mash cooled quickly.
Knowing how the...
Posted in thread: Schmitz Hochkurz Decoction on 07-11-2014 at 09:01 PM
I'm wondering if any particulate matter from the mash will go through the strainer and collect
on the bottom of the boiler? If it happens, the goop might scorch. I wouldn't worry about the
mash being ...
Posted in thread: Schmitz Hochkurz Decoction on 07-11-2014 at 03:50 AM
Nice grain bill, a little sauer malt won't hurt. I use a 5 kettle, 30 gallon tri-decoction set
up. My grain bill is usually 30 pounds low modified and a couple pounds of sauer malt. Using
Posted in thread: Schmitz Hochkurz Decoction on 07-10-2014 at 09:23 PM
In the Schmitz process, the malt is doughed in and rested at 122F to reduce viscosity. If beta
glucanase hasn't been kilned out of the malt it will reduce beta glucan and produce glucose. If
it has be...
Posted in thread: Why Not Boil Your Grain? on 07-09-2014 at 01:08 PM
Other than for creating melanoidin, boiling a decoction burst hard starch that gets stuck in
the ends of the kernel. The excess starch in solution is converted later on in the process.
Which is one of...