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Old 10-23-2010, 09:44 AM   #1
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today I want to brew a beer. these are the ingredients that I have on hand. do you think proportions are ok?

any advice, maybe a change of something (I have a lot of different hop varieties but the tettnang is one of few in whole leaf form)

I also want to use T-58 yeast for the first time. don't know if this is a good idea... anyone tried it before?

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Old 10-23-2010, 11:17 AM   #2
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Looks Ok, I may lighten up on the carahell a bit.
The t58 should give you some spicyness.
I'd mash low to get the FG lower. T58 will typically attenuate to 70%+/-
Consider phenolics and esters with your fermenting temps.
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Old 10-23-2010, 05:55 PM   #3
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I'd drop the CaraHell entirely, but that's me. I like Belgian Blondes to be simple. That'll also let you mash at a "normal" temperature like 152F without attenuation worries. The sugar will lighten the body.

I like T-58. I've only used it once, but I like what it did.

Cheers!

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Old 10-23-2010, 08:39 PM   #4
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I did it. I brewed it adding few changes to original recipe.

I used molasses instead of candy sugar (1lb molasses + 1 lb brown sugar).

I also added flaked rye instead of one portion of carahell.

at the end I got 25 liters of 1.063 wort to fermenter. pitched t-58.

now I'm worried because my fermenter is only 30 liters - I have only 3 inches of top space. is this yeast aggressive?

I can't install a blow off hose on this one... only s shape airlock....

ambient temperature is 64, and it will be steady all the time... don't know what to think now...
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Old 10-23-2010, 11:21 PM   #5
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Sounds yummy! Good luck!

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