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Old 07-22-2013, 06:43 PM   #1201
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Brew day was a success! Now the long wait before it's kegged. Here are some pictures;

Pumpkin in strainer bags


Took out strainer bags and steeped it in the sparge water



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Colour in the sunlight


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Old 07-24-2013, 07:22 PM   #1202
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great pictures how did the bag help? any issues with pumpkin sticking the sparge process?
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:05 PM   #1203
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great pictures how did the bag help? any issues with pumpkin sticking the sparge process?
I used the bag because I forgot the buy rice hulls. It worked just fine. The mash tun contained a lot more floating pumpkin matter during the sparge compared to when I drained the first runnings. The sparge drained a little slower, but it never stuck. Just took my time with it. I'd say it added an extra 15 minutes or so, but that's probably because I wanted to be more cautious about it and didn't want to risk a stuck sparge.

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Old 07-25-2013, 02:10 AM   #1204
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The sparge drained a little slower, but it never stuck. Just took my time with it. I'd say it added an extra 15 minutes or so, but that's probably because I wanted to be more cautious about it and didn't want to risk a stuck sparge.
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:15 PM   #1205
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Has anybody tried a 50/50 mix of Maris Otter and 2-Row?

And how do you think the taste would differ from mashing at 154 (medium body) vs 156 (full body)?

 
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:28 PM   #1206
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Has anybody tried a 50/50 mix of Maris Otter and 2-Row?
I would be interested to know as well. I am brewing this up tomorrow and plan to use a 50-50 mix.

 
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:30 PM   #1207
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Has anybody tried a 50/50 mix of Maris Otter and 2-Row?

And how do you think the taste would differ from mashing at 154 (medium body) vs 156 (full body)?
In BN podcast I heard the suggestion to go high on MO. I will probably try that once I get my other grains. This will be awesome!
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:36 PM   #1208
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In BN podcast I heard the suggestion to go high on MO. I will probably try that once I get my other grains. This will be awesome!
Think i'll try a 50/50 mix this weekend @154

I don't want to go too high on the MO, as i don't want the taste to focus on the malts instead of the spices. But i'm hoping the nutty/biscuit taste will compliment this recipe.

But i'm hoping that those whom have brewed with MO can chime in on their thoughts about using it.

 
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Old 07-27-2013, 05:50 PM   #1209
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Brewing it now, with a 50/50 mix of 2-row and MO.. i'll report in another 1.5 months with tasting results but all is going well.. Here's some pics so far.
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Old 07-27-2013, 05:55 PM   #1210
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And it just started raining.. but problem solved very quickly..
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