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Old 01-29-2013, 02:10 AM   #1
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I've been playing with splitting 10 gallon batches to make two different beers. But, just using different yeasts and dry hopping isn't giving me a ton of variety in the kegerator.

I'm planning on brewing 10 gallons of all base malt (20# Maris otter) about 30ish IBU, and splitting it into two carboys.

Then during the boil I'll separately steep .5# c60, .25# choc malt, .25# roasted barley, and add this to one fermenter to make a porter. And the other I'll leave all base and dry hop to make a pale ale.

Anyone else doing anything similar? I'm worried about not getting enough flavor from the steeped grains, adding the steep to 5 gallons of wort.

 
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:17 AM   #2
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it's called "parti-gyle" and brewers do it to get 2, sometimes 3 beers out of one batch

just did one this past weekend

took first 1/3 of runnings and made a barley wine with MO, Victory and Munich, then added sparge water with some crystal 10L (had leftover) and crystal 120 and made an Irish red ale.

you can absolutely make 2 of the same size but different style beers out of one mash and a porter & a pale sounds like a tastyandgood idea

good luck!
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:05 AM   #3
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I love it. I actually have a 5gal mash tun in addition to my main tun, and I do this by mashing the specialty grains separately. I did an old ale and a pale ale.
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:50 AM   #4
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This is great. Thanks y'all! Going to brew like this on Sunday!

 
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:12 PM   #5
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Do you boil your steeped wort at all after steeping to kill off everything?

 
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:05 PM   #6
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Do you boil your steeped wort at all after steeping to kill off everything?
Yup! After the steeping, the rest of the process is the same: boil, hop additions, chill, ferment, carbonate, DRINK
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