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Old 10-29-2012, 06:16 PM   #31
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Sounds great! Where in the world did you find roasted malted buckwheat?
Sorry for the noob question, but that 2 hour mash, did that produce enough fermentable sugars to make a good beer or did you add some sort of extract at all?
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:23 PM   #32
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Hey, no worries dude. Ask away.


I malted and roasted the buckwheat myself. I added 1lb of clear honey, and around 1lb of Demerara sugar. 2 tablespoons of molasses for the color.

 
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:53 PM   #33
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Thanks!

As for the Malting + Roasting did you just soak it in water for a few days, then roast it in the oven and a few hours, followed by wafting in a paper bag as most people do?
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:04 PM   #34
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Soaked for about 6 hours in double the amount of water to groats. Then strained but kept the groats moist. Turning on a morning, then when I got in on a night. Better to do it on a weekend though, when you can keep an eye on them. Took about 2 days fully. Then put them on an oven tray and roasted until they were the roast I wanted. Then put them in a bag and in the cupboard until I wanted to use them.

 
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:09 PM   #35
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Thanks! Im going to try that!
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:12 AM   #36
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Looks great, I'm hoping to get around to brewing this weekend. If not though, it'll be the following weekend before I get the time.

 
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Old 10-31-2012, 11:14 AM   #37
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Cool man. Let me know how it goes.

I would leave it at 3 gallons, if I was you. My first attempt was so weak because I did it up to 5 gallons from 3. But this one is just like a German/British beer. I love it. Made 3 gallons and kept it at that. Good body on it. Hoppy first taste, slight nutty after taste. Perfect head retention too.

 
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:49 AM   #38
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Imperial gallons or US gallons?

 
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:51 AM   #39
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I think they are Imperial, man. 5litres to 1 gallon. I think that's right. Though I would double check.

 
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:53 AM   #40
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Yeah Imperial, man. Works out about 5 litres to every 1.1 gallons.

 
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