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Old 11-07-2009, 07:33 PM   #21
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I'd mash at 148-150f

As for the yeast. I only have experiences with 1007. But don't get hung up on attenuation numbers. Make sure the wort has an attenuation limit of about 80-83% and that your fermentation gets within 0-2% of that. That will give the beer the desired dryness.

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Old 01-06-2010, 05:35 PM   #22
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Any suggestions on a possible substitute for the Carafa II?



 
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Old 01-26-2010, 07:22 PM   #23
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I made a huge mistake when ordering this... I accidentally ordered Weyermann Pilsner instead of the Light Munich I.

Other than a little on the color side (12 SRM) - do you know of much this will effect flavor? Note, I bought this on BMW and they ship crushed and mixed... do you think I should add a bit more Carafa II (3 oz) to get the color right (16 SRM) or a 1lb of Light Munich? OR maybe a longer decoction boil?

NOTE: I have the order on hold with BMW...
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Old 01-29-2010, 03:40 PM   #24
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Kai and others:

Just got finished brewing this today! Brew day went well.

This was my decoction method (5gal with 10.6lb of grain): I doughed in with 3.3gal for 20mins at 132 [Protein] .. then I added another 1.7 gal of boiling water, held temp of 153 for 45 more mins. [Sac. Rest] Then I removed 1.5 gal of mash and brought that to a boil for 20mins. Returned this to the mash - and then mashed out. I batch sparged with another 3.5 gal of 175 water to get my desired boil amount.

Sooooo... this is my first decoction does the above procedure seem correct?

One other note: 2 hop additions (1oz. Spalt at 60 and again at 15)
Doughed in at 2pm - pitched at 6pm... now the waiting! I am REALLY looking forward to this one! Thank you very much for the recipe.
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Old 02-22-2010, 06:59 PM   #25
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For competitions sake would you call this a 7a or 7c? I followed your recipe, except I did a 20min spalt addition (38ibu total).

And what is the preferred carbonation level, i've read moderately high. Maybe 2.6 to 2.8 or so?

 
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Old 02-25-2010, 03:12 AM   #26
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For competitions sake would you call this a 7a or 7c? I followed your recipe, except I did a 20min spalt addition (38ibu total).

And what is the preferred carbonation level, i've read moderately high. Maybe 2.6 to 2.8 or so?
Like many other German beers 2.5 vol CO2 should work fine for carbonation. I never really played with that. But a bit higher may bring out the crispness in the beer.

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Old 03-02-2010, 04:24 PM   #27
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So I am trying the bottling with the krauesened beer (the gravity dropped to 1.020 so I also added 1.5oz of sugar boiled in 1c of water.) - my question is, does bottling with the krauesened (cloudy) beer make a difference in the overall clarity of the beer?
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Old 03-06-2010, 02:34 AM   #28
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If I was kind of lazy and about to attempt my first stove top all grain what exactly do I need to order for this?? As in amounts to make a 5G batch.

Thanks and I'll learn soon.

 
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Old 03-10-2010, 01:16 AM   #29
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Sooooo, a week later I decided to try one of the bottles... big butterscotch flavor. GRRRR. I fermented this at around 60 for 1week and then lagered for 2wks at 50 and below. My guess is that I should have had a Diacetyl rest (68 degrees) for a couple day after primary fermentation.

I am hoping that a couple weeks in bottle will help... as it did with another brew I made a couple months ago.

Other than that - crystal clear amber beer with great flavor.
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Old 05-05-2010, 06:33 PM   #30
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Alright! I am brewing this one up this weekend. Cannot wait.

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