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    Late Grain Additions

    Yeah, they keep the Breiss light roasted barley and this stuff. I contacted Crisp and they said they didn’t make anything that dark. I plugged 500 into Beersmith and am hoping for the best. Funny thing is, the Crisp Roasted Barley in Beersmith shows a higher number. Maybe they used to make...
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    Late Grain Additions

    I pulled it back to 10%. The only thing I couldn’t nail down is the actual color of the grain. It’s called Black Roasted Barley from Crisp. There seems to be a discrepancy on whether it’s 700 lovibond or 500. If it’s 700 it might be a little strong. Guess I’ll find out in a few weeks.
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    Late Grain Additions

    Brewed it today! Yeah, I backed off on the roasted barley and flaked barley and came up on the marris otter.
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    Water Calculation Question - Alkalinity

    Exactly the info I needed, thanks! Thanks for the reading suggestions. I’m slowly building a library.
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    Water Calculation Question - Alkalinity

    The water profiles for darker beers typically have some bicarbonate in them. I have read about needing the alkaline buffer to prevent the pH from dropping when you use roasted grains. I didn’t know if that meant I needed the alkalinity after hitting mash pH to keep it from dropping further.
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    Water Calculation Question - Alkalinity

    A previous thread on late roasted grain additions in an Irish Stout has led me to some questions on water calculations and PH(Late Grain Additions). I am starting with the following: -8.38 gallons RO water (this is BIAB) -3 grams Gypsum -2.5 grams CaCL - .5 grams Epsom Salt -6.5lbs Marris...
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    Late Grain Additions

    That’s a good point.
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    Late Grain Additions

    Thank you everyone for the very helpful info!
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    Late Grain Additions

    I’m still tweaking the recipe and am going to pull back a bit on the roasted barley. I don’t want to overpower it. That’s what led me to my questions above about adding it late in the mash and how that effects efficiency.
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    Late Grain Additions

    I am preparing to attempt a BIAB Irish stout. I have worked out a simple recipe on Beersmith, (6lbs Marris Otter, 2lbs Flaked Barley, 1lb Roasted Barley). I was just going to mash everything together, but am seeing a lot of talk about adding the roasted grains towards the end of the mash to...
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    Paulaner Oktoberfest Deal

    I’m positive it’s their actual tent beer, not the made for export version. It’s 6% and lighter colored. The export it 5.8% and darker like a Sam Adams Oktoberfest. I think Oktoberfest in Munich was canceled this year, maybe that’s why they’re exporting some.
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    Paulaner Oktoberfest Deal

    Missouri. I found it in a local liquor store.
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    Paulaner Oktoberfest Deal

    For the record, I went back and bought another.
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    Paulaner Oktoberfest Deal

    Didn’t know where to post this, but here’s one for all you oktoberfest connoisseurs like me out there. I picked up a Paulaner mug/beer pack yesterday. It comes with a dimpled glass mug and liter can of beer for $10. The interesting thing is I think the beer is their authentic festival beer...
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    Low OG - Efficiency Issues

    Thank you everyone for your replies! You have been more than helpful.
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    Low OG - Efficiency Issues

    I calculated it from a formula in John Palmers book. I heat to 160, then mash in and it stabilizes at. 155. I don’t have to touch it from there. It might lose 4 degrees in an hour. That raises another question. Beersmith mentioned a 10 minute mash out at a higher temperature. I have...
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    Low OG - Efficiency Issues

    Good question, I let it cool to 70 degrees.
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    Low OG - Efficiency Issues

    Thank you, that’s very helpful! I will try it on my next batch. It’s set to the default 72%. That estimates 1.054 which matches the instructions for the kit. I just got Beersmith yesterday so I’m still figuring out how to use it, and I had no idea what a BIAB efficiency should be. I think...
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    Low OG - Efficiency Issues

    I have completed my first two brew sessions, identical batches, and I came up low on my OG both times. I am trying to figure out if it's something in my process causing this low efficiency. Any input would be appreciated. This is a 5 gallon all-grain kit I had the brew store split in half and...
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