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Old 08-13-2013, 12:35 PM   #1
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Recipe Type: All Grain   
Yeast: Wyeast 1007   
Yeast Starter: Yes   
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.5   
Original Gravity: 1.032   
Final Gravity: 1.010   
IBU: ~30   
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60   
Color: 3.92   
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 21   
Tasting Notes: Ittttssss BACON!   

Title: Grodziskie (Grodzilla)
Author: Jay


FERMENTABLES:
0.5 lb - Rice Hulls (3.2%)
7.5 lb - Weyermann® Oak-Smoked Pale Wheat Malt (96.8%)

HOPS:
.5 oz - Saaz, Type: Leaf/Whole, AA: 3.7, Use: Mash, IBU: 1.43
.75 oz - Perle, Type: Pellet, AA: 8.9, Use: Boil for 60 min, IBU: 23.67
0.25 oz - Perle, Type: Pellet, AA: 8.9, Use: Boil for 15 min, IBU: 4.7

MASH GUIDELINES:
1) Infusion, Temp: 149 F, Time: 60 min, Amount: 1.33 qt

YEAST:
Wyeast - German Ale 1007
Starter: Yes
Form: Liquid
Attenuation (avg): 75%
Flocculation: Low
Optimum Temp: 55 - 68 F

This tasted like bacon. It's bizarre but the keg kicked quickly when I had a bunch of folks over.

I recommend you give this a try, its easy and cheap and pretty tasty. I based my hop additions from a northerbrewer blog post about gratzer. I couldn't be happier and I think I'll make this every summer.

 
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Old 10-23-2013, 01:04 AM   #2
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So I've had Vlad the Inhaler by Blind Bat brewing which is really awesome. It is slightly sour, though. Does this come out slightly sour as well? http://blindbatbrewery.com/page4/page4.html it's also only 4% ABV which is pretty awesome.
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:07 AM   #3
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That's the whole grain bill?

 
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:17 AM   #4
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That's the whole grain bill?
traditional Gratzer/Grodziskie recipe; 100% smoked wheat malt

I'm brewing this up in March. (yes, I've scheduled almost all of my brew days into 2014)

going to be using Polish hops, Lublin (Lubelski) in place of the Saaz

EvilJay, would love a pic of this, if you have one

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Old 10-24-2013, 11:52 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by GrogNerd View Post
traditional Gratzer/Grodziskie recipe; 100% smoked wheat malt

I'm brewing this up in March. (yes, I've scheduled almost all of my brew days into 2014)

going to be using Polish hops, Lublin (Lubelski) in place of the Saaz

EvilJay, would love a pic of this, if you have one

Na zdrowie!
I'll try to find a picture. It's long been kicked, but I'll make it again next spring as well. It's a good bbq day beer.

 
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