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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-16-2007, 09:03 PM
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Posted By mediumsk
i'd take out almost all of the flavor and aroma...

i'd take out almost all of the flavor and aroma additions. keeping the bitterness at the back end will allow more of the maltiness to come out
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-03-2007, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By mediumsk
yeast viability

so i got lazy last week and never brewed even though i made a starter. its about a quart and a half, and its been sitting out for almost a week and a half now, is it still good or would i be better...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-26-2007, 10:46 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By mediumsk
this is some what off topic but i would highly...

this is some what off topic but i would highly reccomend getting "designing Great Beers" by Ray Daniels. it gives formula's and outlines basic grist compositions for various styles. i found it...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-26-2007, 10:39 PM
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Posted By mediumsk
its about 10% of the grist that is mashing as I...

its about 10% of the grist that is mashing as I type. Its making the mash taste really really good
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-26-2007, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By mediumsk
gambrinous honey malt

how fermentable is this? can it be substituted for a large portion of your base grist? or would that be akin to using tons of biscuit/victory malt?
gracias
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-22-2007, 04:06 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By mediumsk
sounds good. the emphasis is definitely on...

sounds good. the emphasis is definitely on maltiness. are you planning on any spice additions? ive had a few saisonish things from Fantome that are brewed with spices and are really really good, but...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-22-2007, 03:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By mediumsk
i still have to special order my saison yeast (...

i still have to special order my saison yeast ( oh the joys of {one of} my LHBS being 3 blocks away) so the brew wont be done for a wee bit, but let me know your grist as well as how it turns out. we...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-22-2007, 03:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By mediumsk
pretty simple for my first run grist is ...

pretty simple for my first run

grist is
13.4 lbs pils malt 90%
.6lbs malted wheat 5%
.4 lbs candi sugar 5%

i havent figured the IBU's out yet but it will probably be around 25IBUs from...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-22-2007, 03:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By mediumsk
no i haven't head that. haha im really anti ipod...

no i haven't head that. haha im really anti ipod because i like the idea of listening to whole albums. but this whole brewing pod cast thing is making me want to get one.
anyways ive heard that the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-22-2007, 02:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By mediumsk
driving down attenuation

im planning on brewing a traditional saison this week which is highly attenuated (1.004 - 1.008). i plan on mashing at about 145F for max fermentability, and pitching a huge starter. none the less i...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-17-2007, 12:19 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By mediumsk
yeah post mash is what i ultimately want changed....

yeah post mash is what i ultimately want changed. i would rather not modify my mash. my tap water is great. i just want to modify the end taste of the beer. namely the mineral levels. but does adding...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-17-2007, 12:06 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By mediumsk
to the best of my knowledge ( and taste buds) the...

to the best of my knowledge ( and taste buds) the mineral and salt content will change the taste of a beer. gypsum for instance will lower your mashes and AND in large amounts it will accentuate hope...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-16-2007, 11:42 PM
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Posted By mediumsk
im not interested in adjusting mash ph. its easy...

im not interested in adjusting mash ph. its easy to fix and the water here in portland is already perfect for brewing. my goal is to re create water from elsewhere, so as to accentuate certain parts...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-16-2007, 11:19 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By mediumsk
water salts

when i treat my water i will usually get a large water salt residue on the bottom of my liquor kettle. does boiling the water when you add treatments help the salts fully dissolve?

also
what...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-14-2007, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 731
Posted By mediumsk
i did smack the braid a few times ( its hard not...

i did smack the braid a few times ( its hard not to when your only mashing 10 LBS)
i wouldnt have thought that the holes caused by a bunched up braid would be big enough to let grain through. o...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-14-2007, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 731
Posted By mediumsk
its definitely grain. the whole batch came out...

its definitely grain. the whole batch came out looking like what most first runnings do
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-14-2007, 04:11 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By mediumsk
clarifying/ tannin aid question

I brewed a bitter today and ended up with a ton of grain sediment in my kettle. my question is 2 fold.

how did this happen?

the recipe was 10 LBS 2row and about .5 LBS crystal.
mashed at...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-31-2007, 01:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,489
Posted By mediumsk
ive had this same problem with my last two beers....

ive had this same problem with my last two beers.
the beer thats fermenting now was AG, aerated, and pitched onto a decent sized cake. initially it fermented down to 1.025 from 1.055 , and stopped....
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