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Old 04-17-2012, 12:38 AM   #21
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Yeah pwortiz is right...I would go with light DME. Totaling 8#'s. at did you use dark rum to soak your chips in?

 
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:50 AM   #22
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Now, what about brown sugar.... Are all created equal or are there some that are better for brewing? Just buy it from the grocery?

 
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:58 AM   #23
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Brown sugar has a molasses taste to it. I have used the cheap Market Basket brand every time. The sugar also adds some fermentables

 
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:59 AM   #24
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I'm pretty sure that brown sugar is all the same - molasses and white sugar mixed together. I'm going to use the bargain brand personally. Just make sure you get the "light" brown sugar as stated in the recipe - that has a lower molasses to white sugar ratio.

J1,
What's this Manilli Vanilli smoked porter and Orange Agent you have kegged? I'm curious about those recipes too if you can direct me

 
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:02 AM   #25
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Thanks all for your help. My next batch is a Bourbon Ale and will start this one up after that. Will let you know how it turns out.

 
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:15 AM   #26
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Pwortiz is right use light brown sugar, and the cheap stuff in this case works just fine. The other 2 recipes I can PM you tomorrow, when I have finally stopped pouring this Graff !

 
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Old 04-17-2012, 03:19 AM   #27
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Quote:
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Pwortiz is right use light brown sugar, and the cheap stuff in this case works just fine. The other 2 recipes I can PM you tomorrow, when I have finally stopped pouring this Graff !
I saw that pic man....that stuff looks really tasty. I have high hopes!

 
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:54 PM   #28
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Since the recipe calls for adding yeast nutrient into the wort, is it necessary to make a yeast starter or just use the pouch of yeast as it comes. My local store carries WYeast brand. Which of their products would be good for this?

 
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:23 PM   #29
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I always use yeast nutrient (aka Fermax), I don't know if it really helps at all. I am a White Labs guy, always liquid yeast and always make a 1L starter.

when using dry yeast should not need a starter.

If you are not adding the yeast nutrient to the wort just make sure to aerate your wort very well.

 
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:33 PM   #30
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Would Wyeast 1099 Whitebread Ale work ok for this recipe?

 
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