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Old 11-27-2009, 08:43 PM   #1
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Default First AG-BIAB-SMaSH

I am midway through the mash on my first all grain. It just so happens it is a BIAB as well and a SMaSH.
I am using 12 Lbs Vienna Malt. Missed mash temp by 2F and hit 152F I have 5 Oz of German Saphir in waiting. I opened the hops and was smacked in the face by a lemon lime smell. IT SMELLED AWESOME!! A lot like warm sprite. I can not wait to see how this turns out


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Old 11-27-2009, 09:49 PM   #2
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keep us posted! i've never dealt with german saphir, sounds interesting.


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Old 11-27-2009, 09:53 PM   #3
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Might sound weird but smelling the steam coming off the boil smells very citrus-lemon kind of a smell. Almost at the 20 min. addition. So far so good.
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Old 11-28-2009, 03:31 AM   #4
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Very good brew day. The Saphir was a very odiferous hop. It'll be interesting to see how it works with the Vienna malt after fermentation.
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Old 11-28-2009, 09:08 PM   #5
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You should complete the lazy brewer trifecta and do no-sparge & no-chill too.
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I didn't sparge! I left the bag in the mash, pulled it out and let it drain while I brought the wort back up to a boil. No chill? Maybe next time.
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UPDATE:
I kegged it tonight and thought I would make a couple observations. It smells typically German. I'm not quite sure how to describe it, but that is what comes to mind. After that smell subsided, I was quite blown away by the lemon-lime-citrus smell. SWMBO says tangerine but I don't smell it.
Can't wait to taste it, too bad the kegerator won't be here till Tuesday.
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Sounds tasty. I've got a Vienna/Northern Brewer smash in my party pig keg right now. Had a taste of a Vienna / Centennial smash that was reeallly good a couple weeks ago too. Maybe the slight sweetness of Vienna matches well with citrusy hops.
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It has been under pressure for 4 days and I thought I would update the thread. Again it smells typically German. Not sure how else to describe it. The citrus/lemon-lime smell has mellowed quite a bit and it is less in your face than before. A very nice beer and will be brewing it again in the future.
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what yeast did you choose for that brew?


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