I just throw 2 lbs into the grain bag after I mill the the grains and give it quick mix while dry. I BIAB and I thought they would clog the bag, but mixing them with grains seems to work just fine.I use Quaker Quick Grits too, it's about $0.50 a pound. I found that I need to gelatinize tem first.
Interesting. I've read you need to do that with "real" grits, but the quick grits were already par-boiled then dried. I have my 3 crops recipe dialed in and my efficiency is consistently within 2% +/-. I'm going to give it a shot and see if it comes up. Thanks for the info.I found if I don't gelatinize the grits first I get very poor efficiency. I leave about 4 gallons of water in my kettle and simmer the grits for about an hour then let it sit overnight. I have the same issue with the clogging. What I have been doing is to put the grits and rice in a BIAB bag and put that bag in another BIAB bag which has the grains. Eventually the grits and rice starts to get less "gluey"
I believe the first time I made this recipe, I boiled for about 80-90 minutes. But I've since switched to 60m boils and have not noticed any difference, even when using pilsner malt.I have been brewing this recipe for a few years now. It seems to me that mashing for 1 1/2 hours may be necessary because of the corn and rice. Is the 1 1/2 hours boil time necessary? Thanks
I've started mashing a lot more recipes for longer than 60m lately. I know folks say biab mashes can be shortened, but I've had better luck pushing the FG down with longer mashes. This recipe benefits from it.No matter what, I do a 90 minute mash.
Nothing gets boiled 90 minutes. Everything gets 60.
Your mileage may vary.
every notty fermented brew i've done has brown crud on top of the foam.I haven't noticed any difference in the way the ferment looks compared to using flaked grains. In the end it clears up nicely.
Betting you're right with older hops. I use Crystal and Williamette and the only time I had an issue with flavor is when I overcarb'ed it. Your FG is also a bit lower than mine (1.010 - 1.012) so that may have dried it out too.
Plan for some fresh hops and higher mash temp and give it another try. Tettnanger would probably work well!
Maybe so but to be clear my OG was 10 points higher. Had this wrong. Was 1.052 or so instead of 1.04. So pretty big jump.Man, you're sweating things too much. 0.1. Relax and have a homebrew.
You are correct 1.052 is higher than 1.040.Maybe so but to be clear my OG was 10 points higher. Had this wrong. Was 1.052 or so instead of 1.04. So pretty big jump.
Great beer though which is why I’m curious about a whirlpool hop addition to experiment to add some unique flavour
I made this back in February. Three gallons.Yup. Just hoping for some feedback on the hop idea. This part of brewing is very new to me in making additions to existing recipes.
Awesome thanks for the feedback. I’m not very patient with beers and go for 5G batches so may think about 1/2 -3/4 oz at whirlpool but was gonna use lemon drop.I made this back in February. Three gallons.
1/2 ounce of Amarillo at 20 minutes, other half at flameout, steep for ten minutes. Lots of flavor and aroma. Didn't realize Amarillo was so potent. Took a couple months for this to get really enjoyable but then it was REALLY enjoyable.