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Old 05-09-2013, 06:05 PM   #21
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What will our desired pre boil gravity be? Trying to better estimate how much I can contribute.

 
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:19 PM   #22
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Im thinking around 1.057
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:22 PM   #23
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What will our desired pre boil gravity be? Trying to better estimate how much I can contribute.
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Im thinking around 1.057
That... sounds like a post-boil gravity to me. Or I'm not thinking big enough!

 
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:00 AM   #24
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That... sounds like a post-boil gravity to me. Or I'm not thinking big enough!
Oh, I didn't see that part, yeah, it's post boil.
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Old 05-12-2013, 06:19 PM   #25
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I hope I'm not overstepping... it sounds like there are enough participants and maybe lambic is the general vibe?

What's next? Nailing down a recipe? Setting a timeline or schedule for brewing and combining? Are we combining (most of) the wort into veganbrewer's 55gal or are we combining after primary?

FWIW, my 5 gallon vote is for a fruit lambic. I will not be disappointed if we go another direction though!

 
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:14 PM   #26
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Not at all. I am thinking of a solera style like http://www.themadfermentationist.com...er-barrel.html

I would prefer to have everyone add fruit on their own after barrel aging. I have read a few reports of these types of projects and that's how they worked. You can come after the bulk of aging is done and transfer out your part of the beer into kegs or carboys and take them home to add whatever fruit you want. At that point you'd have the option of bringing over more wort to refill the barrel.

Next step is recipe. Then schedule a combination date to put it into the barrel. I think we should plan to combine 1 month after pitching. Then we will schedule a group buy perhaps, meeting at Brew Brothers in Hillsboro.

I would like to inoculate the barrel with some bugs before hand too. Would like to get a hold of some East Coast Yeast bugs but haven't been able to. Anyone have them?
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Old 05-15-2013, 01:27 AM   #27
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Any updates on this? I was thinking keeping the malt bill simple is probably going to yield the best results. Perhaps the all grain version of this.

Maybe end up with something like:

8 Pounds 2-Row (or Golden Promise)
8 Pounds White Wheat
.5 pounds malto dextrin
4oz. aged hops

 
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:24 PM   #28
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What should the mash schedule look like? Is it a single infusion or do I need to step up with a protein rest on the account of the wheat?

 
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:03 PM   #29
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What should the mash schedule look like? Is it a single infusion or do I need to step up with a protein rest on the account of the wheat?
It's malted wheat so I wouldn't think there would be a need for it. Just single infusion to keep it simple and consistent amongst the many brewers.

 
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:07 PM   #30
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Don't we need unmalted wheat in a lambic, like a lot of it?
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