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Old 04-29-2008, 05:04 PM   #131
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Pale Chocolate though, means ordering from morebeer. No that I don't like them, but just an FYI, they're the only ones that carry it I think. Recipe looks great otherwise, I might sub that one for something else( like half the amount of reg. choclate malt). I realize its not the same though.
I'm pretty sure NB just got it in stock recently, as well.
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Old 04-29-2008, 05:06 PM   #132
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I haven't stretched my legs with something this big yet... would a 10g batch fit in a keggle? Thats almost 60 lbs of malt!

I better start plugging my piggy bank, double-time.

 
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Old 04-29-2008, 05:09 PM   #133
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Pale Chocolate though, means ordering from morebeer. No that I don't like them, but just an FYI, they're the only ones that carry it I think. Recipe looks great otherwise, I might sub that one for something else( like half the amount of reg. choclate malt). I realize its not the same though.
American Brewmaster in Raleigh carries pale chocolate. They are my LHBS, so I can vouch for them. I have no idea what they charge for shipping, though, since I always pick up my orders in the store.
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Old 04-29-2008, 05:09 PM   #134
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Good news:
I've got all the hops in my freezer and more Centennial and Cascades on the bine.
I've got a pound of pale chocolate ready to use for something like this.
This sounds like an awesome beer, I really looking forward to brewing and even better drinking it.

Bad news:
This doesn't have any chance of fitting in a 5gal cooler.
I'm going to have to use about 5 pounds of DME to get to that gravity.

Lucky for me there is 1.5# of sugar in the recipe, this reduces the amount of DME needed.

Maybe its time to upgrade to that 10 gal cooler

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Old 04-29-2008, 05:09 PM   #135
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So, what kind of pale malt are we talking about for this beast? I've got to imagine that the difference between 23# of Maris Otter and 23# of domestic 2-row will be huge.
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Old 04-29-2008, 05:11 PM   #136
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Is there going to be a smoked version, or is it as the brewer see's fit?
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Old 04-29-2008, 05:13 PM   #137
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Looks good. Might be a good idea, to get with another brewer in your area and just buy a bag of 2-row and split it. I imagine the price would drop a decent amount doing that.

What are the guidelines on making changes in the recipe for the swap? Not that the recipe doesn't look great, but I would to add a few pounds of flaked rye into mine. If its a big deal ill just leave it out. Also for DFW people Homebrew HQ does carry pale chocolate malt last time I was in their.

 
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Old 04-29-2008, 05:14 PM   #138
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Is there going to be a smoked version, or is it as the brewer see's fit?
For us who are smoking, I suggest smoking the pale malt to a mild smokiness but not an over powering rauchbier-like smokiness. I would say 10-15 minutes on a heavy smoke would be sufficient.

Votes for wood-type? I'm thinking to go milder on the smoke time and harsher on the wood-type to balance this monster a little. Maybe Hickory....

 
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Old 04-29-2008, 05:15 PM   #139
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Is there going to be a smoked version, or is it as the brewer see's fit?
Personally, I'm going to do a smoked BW independant of this and ahead of time, so that I can get some sense of what kind of efficiency to expect with a monster beer. I have no idea right now whether I can expect 80% or 60% with this much grain.

Thinking pretty mild with the smoke; if I use rauchmalt (instread of smoking my own), probably in the 12% - 15% range, versus the 40%+ I'd use for a rauchbier.
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Old 04-29-2008, 05:15 PM   #140
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I Have a 10 Gallon MLT and I don't Think it is gonna cut it for this monster. I think its time to upgrade!

Cenntenial is a for sure no go for me. LHBS hasn't seen them in a year.
I think a 10gal cooler should work though it may be near its limit. The recipe is listed with a 65% efficiency. If you could get 70% efficiency then I think you can fit in the 10gal. Just keep a couple pounds of DME on hand just in case. Maybe I'm underestimating the extract efficiency of such a big grain bill but I usually get 80% on my 1.060 beers. I would think that 70% is doable even for one this big.


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