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    Specialty grains contribution to OG

    Thanks guys. I have also read that when steep, grains don’t add much to gravity. I am pretty sure that BYO assumed that all their grains were mash when calculating their OG … Which seems weird to me since the dark grains were only added for 15 minutes during the mash out. I think that I have...
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    Specialty grains contribution to OG

    Since the dark grains are added to the mash during mash out at 168 F, there cannot be any enzymatic activity. So in my mind, it’s similar to steeping the grains. The recipe is from BYO. If you do the math, you will realized that they have considered OG from the speciality grains even though...
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    Specialty grains contribution to OG

    Here is the full recipe if you want : IMPERIAL STOUT (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) 0G = 1.097 FG = 1.027 BU = 70 SRM = 100 ABV = 9.5% INGREDIENTS 12 Ibs. (5.4 kg) U.K. pale ale malt 3 [bs. (1.4 kg) Munich Il malt (9 11b. (454 g) flaked oats 1.5 lbs. (680 g) U.K. roasted barley (-550 °L) 1.5...
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    Specialty grains contribution to OG

    Am I right to think that starches will also increase OG because it’s a sugar? If I am right, steeping should also increase OG as long as starches are extracted and dissolved. Mashing vs steeping should impact my FG because starches are converted to fermentable sugar through enzymatic activity in...
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    Specialty grains contribution to OG

    Hi, I am looking forward to make an imperial stout and have been playing with BrewFather to plan this recipe. For the curious, the recipe ask for : 1.5 lbs of chocolate malt, 1.5 lbs of roasted barley, 1 lb of carafe special III, 0.5 lb of extra dark crystal The specialty grains are added to...
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    Do I need a grain bag with Grainfather S40?

    Hi guys, I have a looked at a YouTube video where the guy was using a brew bag with the Grainfather S40. I’ve been a bit troubled since I thought the brew basket was enough. And now I really wonder if there is any advantage of combining the brew basket with a brew bag with my grandfather. Any...
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    Mass efficiency problem with big beer

    thanks for the info. I did suspect that the grain bill weight would affect my efficiency, but I haven’t never read anything on that subject. happy to know that this is the case and it’s not related to my technique or system. for my last batch, I did boil for a longer time and end up with a 3.5...
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    Mass efficiency problem with big beer

    Hi guys, I have recently brewed to big beer: One double IPA and one wheatwine. I usually achieve a 80% mash efficiency. I don’t know why but for these 2 beers my mash efficiency dropped to 60%. I have changed nothing to my process : - I mill my grains with a double roller monster mill. My gap...
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    Aging Beer & Dry hoppings

    Thanks friend. That is exactly what I was looking for.
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    Aging Beer & Dry hoppings

    Hi, I have stumbled on a scotch ale recipe in Craft Beer & Brewing magazine. It’s a big beer with an ABV of 13%. The recipe calls for a 6 to 12 months aging in keg and the beer is aged on whole hops all that time. I don’t have easy access to whole hop cones and I was wondering if pellet hops...
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    Multi-step starter and yeast generation count

    Hi guys, A quick question for you. Let's assume that generation 0 is the initial generation of a fresh yeast package. If I do a two-step starter and then harvest some yeast, is the yeast harvested generation 1 or generation 2 yeast? Thanks, PL
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    Troubleshooting: Frozen beer in fermenter

    FYI, it works. There was some activity after my beer thawed, so some yeast was still alive. I repitch some yeast anyway. Even though some yeast was still alive, my batch was probably underpitch. I still have to taste the final result but I am glad to have saved my batch. I will drink that stuff...
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    Troubleshooting: Frozen beer in fermenter

    Thanks for your replies. I am glad to hear that there is hope. I have used WY1056, but I dont have more of it. I plan to used a good old US-05 dry yeast without aeration once thawed. Both of these yeast are close cousins and … That‘s all I have on hand. I‘ll let you know what how it goes !!!
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