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      I believe you meant EBC, not EBU? Well, first you need a base malt to convert the starches into fermentable sugars. Aromatic malt by...
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      AlexKay reacted to bailey mountain brewer's post in the thread Help fix my Czech with Like Like.
      Now this clears things up for, makes perfect sense.
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      AlexKay reacted to dmtaylor's post in the thread Help fix my Czech with Like Like.
      No no no no no. Not in THIS century. It seems "under modified" has too many different definitions, which all seem to hinge on how...
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      AlexKay replied to the thread Help fix my Czech.
      Kolbach 40% is pretty well modified, so if the malt is on the very low end of the spec, you might consider it slightly undermodified...
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      AlexKay replied to the thread Help fix my Czech.
      Absolutely correct to go check the COA! Though my experience is the opposite: every malt I've ever checked, even the ones describing...
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      AlexKay replied to the thread Help fix my Czech.
      Ethical or not, that’s how I’ve always seen it done. It is interesting to see how the sausage is made. There is some value in the...
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      AlexKay replied to the thread Help fix my Czech.
      Since I started judging and have seen how the scoresheet sausage is made … I don’t put a whole lot of weight on numerical scores...
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      AlexKay reacted to jdauria's post in the thread Help fix my Czech with Like Like.
      Everyone has already made recipe suggestions, so it would be redundant for me too, but let me talk about competition side of things...
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      AlexKay replied to the thread Help fix my Czech.
      I think we’re mostly on the same page here! I’m a little confused about mashing, though. My understanding is that all of the SMM is in...
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      AlexKay replied to the thread Help fix my Czech.
      What I’m saying is what I think you just said: plenty of brewers make lagers with low thermal load boils at 60 min without any DMS...
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      AlexKay replied to the thread Help fix my Czech.
      Keeping near boiling temperature for a long time while not boiling vigorously is in fact the method used to create DMS intentionally, if...
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      AlexKay reacted to dmtaylor's post in the thread Help fix my Czech with Like Like.
      Lots of great advice above. I would ditch the crystal malts and instead sneak in a little VIenna and wheat malt for better foam, maybe...
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      AlexKay replied to the thread Help fix my Czech.
      I agree that there is too much crystal. “None” would suit me best, but in any case think about dialing it back. I also don’t believe in...
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      AlexKay reacted to Dland's post in the thread Help fix my Czech with Like Like.
      Besides giving it time to ferment, lagers really benefit from aging while cold crashed at low temps. It is actually part of the...
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      AlexKay replied to the thread Top 5 must have hops.
      Magnum Boadicea Saaz Northern Brewer Nectaron Those are the ones I would ask for. The other ones (Contessa, Sybilla, Lubelski...
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