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Old 12-10-2012, 12:14 AM   #1
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... couldn't keep my mash/sparge water temps where they needed to be. Very disappointed. I'm a little leary of the wort at this point ... recipe is as follows:

7# German Pilsner
2 pounds mesquite smoked malt
1 pound alderwood smoked malt
.5 pound of caramunich
.5 pound of caraaroma
1 oz. of Perle hops

Not getting much smoke aroma. At all.


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Old 12-10-2012, 12:19 AM   #2
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What are we talking about for the temps? What did you end up getting?


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Old 12-10-2012, 12:26 AM   #3
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When i did my first runnings, my temps were about 3-5 degrees off of what the mash temp should have been ... sparge water ended up being about 10 degrees cooler after spending some time in a cooler.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:31 AM   #4
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I wouldn't worry.
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2 pounds mesquite smoked malt
1 pound alderwood smoked malt


...Did you smoke the grain your self...??
Ive done 2oz of peated,and that good for me.Your at 3Lbs that a boat load
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i did not smoke it myself. i've heard peated malt is a whole other kind of monster from other smoked malts.

Thanks Skept ... I'm beginning to calm down a little. Today's brew day was a little stressful, due to some other issues. Usually, brewing is a pretty calming experience for me. I just take it easy, listen to the Brewing Network, watch some BTV or some other brewing bits on YouTube.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:44 AM   #7
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I'm with skept, may just turn out a little drier than you were shooting for, bet it'll taste good
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just did a tasting of this .... it sat in primary for about a month, then i finally moved it to secondary, where it's sat for about 2 weeks. It tastes pretty fantastic. the smoke really comes through in the middle and back-end. not much smoke aroma that i can detect, but it smells pretty good all the same.


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