No problem. A light grain bill like this wold be well suited for a partial boil. You may want to extend the boil times on your hops additions since your wort will be more concentrated and your utilization will go down.solbergg said:I want to try the extract version of this recipe, but the biggest boil size I can do is 3.25 gallons. Would I be ruining the taste by doing a partial boil?
Great! Any scientific method I can follow, such as half the boil means double the hop time or something along those lines?BierMuncher said:No problem. A light grain bill like this wold be well suited for a partial boil. You may want to extend the boil times on your hops additions since your wort will be more concentrated and your utilization will go down.
Tastes great but the haze never went away, I cant figure it out. I did a 10G batch fermented all in the same fermenter and then after about 3 weeks I put it in 2 cornys. One had been at 48-50º and one at 36-38º they both have the same haze. I have never had any haze before.BierMuncher said:A good week + in a chilled keg and the chill haze will also go away.
Since it's only the cara that you're steeping, 1/2 hour should be fine. Longer wouldn't hurt though.solbergg said:Ok, so brew day is tonight. Is there any specific time/temp conditions for the grain steeping or will 160 degrees for half an hour be enough?
It will certainly lighten up from where it is now. Never judge a beer color during the fermentation/conditioning process.solbergg said:...does it lighten up during fermentation?
These days you take what you can get...Jolly McStanson said:I'm going to try and brew this one again today. I could only get Cascade hops. I'm wondering if its going to change the flavor much. Il post again when I find out.
Glad they enjoyed it. You'll now be expexted to have it on hand all the time.solbergg said:Just wanted to add an update that the beer did in fact lighten up quite a bit, both in the fermenter and when put into the glass. I had a house party last weekend, and many people told me it was the best light (colored) beer they had ever tasted. Great recipe, BM!
Never a bad thing. Your lower mash temp will give you a bit drier finish as well. That's a good thing for this style. But like you said, you're liable to end up with more of a 5.4% beer. Nothing wrong with that.xumbi said:...So between boiling off and getting higher efficiency, I'm going to end up with a slightly stronger brew. Hopefully this won't be a bad thing...
But more importantly, how does it taste?Blender said:This is the result of my version of your recipe. It is a little young yet getting better each day. Kegging my beers has resulted in so much better clarity.
Great to hear it.blacklab said:I brewed this last thursday, kegged it from primary yesterday, force carbed overnight, and just pulled the first pint.
It's a little green, a bit cloudy yet - but good, very quaffable.
That's good beer, from grain to glass, in 9 days!
Solid Biermuncher, solid.
THis was a traditional hopping (60 minutes and late additions).Alamo_Beer said:So BM, I know you mostly FWH you're bittering hops and add you're finishing hops at knockout now. Would you do that for this beer?
I'd lean toward the 1.5. Keep it lighter in color.Jeff48 said:Gonna Brew Sunday and try the extract recipe. I have some Carapils at a 7.5L or some Briess Dextrine at 1.5L. What would you reccomend between the two.
Thanks, that is just what I was thinking. Light is good and summer sunshine rules. I will let you know how things work out....BierMuncher said:I'd lean toward the 1.5. Keep it lighter in color.