Any Advice on this mod - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Extract Brewing > Any Advice on this mod

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-13-2009, 11:54 PM   #1
wes_1696
Recipes 
 
Dec 2008
N Carolina
Posts: 48


I got a kit from Midwest and want to modify it a little bit to make it a little more stouter. the recipe calles for 6 lbs dark malt extract i added 6 lbs and it calles for 3.3 lbs but i was going to make it 5 lbs and leave every thing elses i got and extra pack of yeast to pitch it after the 2nd week. i read somewhere that it ferments better if you pitch anther yeast if it is over 1.070. i just trying to work my way up to make mine own recipes and i not to sure how to start so i am trying this any advice would be helpful here is the full recipe

12lbs dark malt extract
5lbs gold malt extract
4oz carafa II
8oz Munich
8oz Cara Wheat
4oz Chocolate Rye
4oz Melanoidin
1/2oz northern Brewer
1oz Hallertau Select
1/2tsp Caraway
Wyeast German Ale Activator 1007

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2009, 12:56 AM   #2
Parker36
Recipes 
 
Sep 2007
Lesotho
Posts: 4,742
Liked 22 Times on 20 Posts


A few things:

1) 17lbs of extract is a ton! I get an OG of 1.12 just from the extract, not even the spcialties
2) Get a trial of Beersmith or Promash or beertools. They al have free trials, pick you favorite and buy it. That will help yout get your recipes at least numerically correct
3) If you are really interested in making your own recipes, look into books (Designing Great Beers is a good one)
4) You don't need to buy two yeasts - search for "starters"

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2009, 02:36 AM   #3
wes_1696
Recipes 
 
Dec 2008
N Carolina
Posts: 48

ok that sounds like an idea

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rig advice rarjr Brew Stands 11 06-24-2009 07:01 PM
co2 advice ipbr21054 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 01-11-2009 11:14 PM
I need advice amrmedic Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10 01-08-2009 05:23 PM
Last Second Advice bdub Extract Brewing 10 01-31-2008 02:59 AM


Forum Jump