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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-29-2014, 03:30 AM
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Posted By BigEd
Try this: ...

Try this:

http://www.onlineconversion.com/mixing_water.htm
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-26-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 146
Posted By BigEd
That's German dark Munich, a base malt that can...

That's German dark Munich, a base malt that can be used at up to 100% of the grist bill.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-23-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 522
Posted By BigEd
It's not just the malting, the varieties of...

It's not just the malting, the varieties of barley grown in the two regions are different. The UK pale malts are also kilned slightly higher than domestics which helps give that toastier flavor.
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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-18-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By BigEd
I couldn't find the information on the Weyermann...

I couldn't find the information on the Weyermann website but I believe the CaraFoam malt has some elements of base malt in that it contains unconverted starch and enzymes.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-06-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By BigEd
The pull is not cooled after boiling it is added...

The pull is not cooled after boiling it is added back to the main mash at boiling temp raising the mash to the next step. That is the essence of the decoction method. If you don't want to do a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-06-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By BigEd
Any decotion will start with an infusion as the...

Any decotion will start with an infusion as the first step. So, no, there is no such thing as a decotion without multiple steps. Is it worth the trouble? Only you can answer that question.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-06-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 59
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Posted By BigEd
OK, where is it available and who is making it?

OK, where is it available and who is making it?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-05-2014, 12:12 AM
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Views: 400
Posted By BigEd
The dark German Munich is typically in the 9-12L...

The dark German Munich is typically in the 9-12L range. I happen to use Weyermann as my LHBS carries it. The
Weyermann website lists it 8-10 L.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-04-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By BigEd
This is my basic recipe for 10 gallons: ...

This is my basic recipe for 10 gallons:

Munich Dunkel
10 Gallons

13.5 lbs Munich (German dark) malt
3.5 lbs Pilsner malt
.375 lb Carafa II malt
.75 lb CaraFoam malt
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-02-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,238
Posted By BigEd
I love the simple elegance of German beers, the...

I love the simple elegance of German beers, the classic malty flavors and the Noble hops. In my rotation are Helles, Oktoberfest,Munich Dundel, Kolsch, Altbier, Dortmunder, Maibock and the...
Forum: General Techniques 07-27-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By BigEd
It looks like a perfectly fine bitter to me. ...

It looks like a perfectly fine bitter to me. What kind of "extra" are you looking for? You can add more hops, change hop variety, add dry hopping etc. What about yeast? There is no yeast strain in...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-26-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By BigEd
"Wort" like many brewing words is German. The o...

"Wort" like many brewing words is German. The o is pronounced like a short e in English (wurt). As to professional brewers who mispronounce it I can only assume they either don't know or don't care...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-22-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By BigEd
You should know exactly what is in your water as...

You should know exactly what is in your water as an AG brewer. Lime/Calcium Oxide is going to contribute to the alkalinity of the water. Some beer styles can handle and/or benefit more than others...
Forum: General Techniques 07-20-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By BigEd
Lagers aren't forgiving. That's one of the...

Lagers aren't forgiving. That's one of the things that makes them fun to brew. Choose something you like and have at it. As bill suggested a good yeast pitch and temperature control are key.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-18-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 226
Posted By BigEd
The steamed oats could be simply milled with the...

The steamed oats could be simply milled with the base malt and mashed. That would be the easiest way to go.

Regular whole oats I would assume to be raw and would need to be processed with a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-18-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By BigEd
Complain. That's like a meat market that only...

Complain. That's like a meat market that only sells chicken breasts.

Will your stout be OK? It will be OK but it would be better with the UK malt. UK pale malt has a richer, deeper flavor than...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-17-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By BigEd
My .02, simplify and increase the dark grain. ...

My .02, simplify and increase the dark grain. Try 12 oz each of the roasted barley and chocolate malt, ditch the black patent, Carafa and CaraFoam. Also for a dry Irish that bitterness is pretty...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-17-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,576
Posted By BigEd
No worries, it's nothing like a Dort. Should be...

No worries, it's nothing like a Dort. Should be close to a modern O'fest. :mug:
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-14-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By BigEd
Brewing liquor is water.

Brewing liquor is water.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-14-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By BigEd
Not necessarily. You need to read the label. ...

Not necessarily. You need to read the label. Wright's brand is just that but some others may have soy sauce, salt, and other unwanted ingredients on their list.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-12-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 139
Posted By BigEd
Looks good. My preference for a color adjustment...

Looks good. My preference for a color adjustment would be chocolate malt or Carafa and use the UK yeast.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-11-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By BigEd
It is not the same. Excellent in its own right...

It is not the same. Excellent in its own right but in no way a direct replacement IMO. Any good quality UK pale malt (brands like Crisp, Munton's, Thomas Fawcett, etc) would be your best bet as a...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-05-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 696
Posted By BigEd
What is it your are trying to compensate for? ...

What is it your are trying to compensate for? Crystal malt is a very common although not mandatory ingredient in a bitter. If you choose not to use any there's nothing wrong with that although I'm...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-01-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By BigEd
They are both unmalted wheat, the torrified has a...

They are both unmalted wheat, the torrified has a little toastiness the flakes do not.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-24-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,690
Posted By BigEd
That's a "health/contamination" report to let...

That's a "health/contamination" report to let customers know the water is safe to drink and is of only marginal use for brewing purposes. You need an analysis listing ions important for brewing like...
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