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Old 02-07-2013, 08:23 PM   #1
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I have 5lbs of 2-row left over from my last recipe and is crushed already.

What would this make

BIAB - 5 lbs 2-row

Mash in at 168 in 2 gallons of water, hold at 153 for 60 min

Let it drain, place bag in 170 degree water for 15 minutes, let drain, and then add to main pot.

Boil for 60 min, cool down, and pitch in Irish Ale yeast.

Just curious what kind of beer this would make, do you think it would be any good. This is what I have at my house right now.

Only other thinks I have is corn sugar, dme, and ginger root.

 
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:30 PM   #2
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Why don't you toast some of the 2-row before brewing it to create some more flavor and body? And..... hops?

 
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:33 PM   #3
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Why don't you toast some of the 2-row before brewing it to create some more flavor and body? And..... hops?
I certainly could toast 1lb or 1/2 lb of the 2-row, unfortunately i'm out of hops.

 
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:34 PM   #4
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Yes. Hops would be good.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:35 PM   #5
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You need to add something that will add bitterness to the beer. Without hops, you will not like what you produce. There are alternatives to hops, such as some spices such as heather. Some people will brew with spruce tips. Heck, I imagine you might be able to impart some bitterness with that ginger root.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:36 PM   #6
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Yes. Hops would be good.
I'm out of hops, otherwise I would have included that.

 
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:38 PM   #7
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Try 1.5 oz fresh grated ginger per gallon for the last 30 minutes of your boil. Assuming, of course, that you like ginger.

 
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:39 PM   #8
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Ok, how about

BIAB
4 lbs 2-row
1 lbs 2-row toasted 30min at 300

Mash in at 168 in 2 gallons of water, hold at 153 for 60 min

Let it drain, place bag in 170 degree water for 15 minutes, let drain, and then add to main pot.

Boil for 60 min
10 min left at 2 tbls ginger root

cool down, and pitch in Irish Ale yeast.

 
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:41 PM   #9
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You may want to either add in your DME or scale this batch down to 3.5-4 gallons.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:43 PM   #10
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You may want to either add in your DME or scale this batch down to 3.5-4 gallons.
Sorry I should have mentioned, I was thinking about turning this into a 2.5 gallon batch.

 
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