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.
Waiting to hear on this. How did this end up comparing to Genny Cream?so first keg was not good and I ended up throwing 2 oz of summit into it to make it taste good. (hiding off flavor)
I just pulled the 2nd keg out of the basement and hooked it up.
I let that naturally carbonate.
it's still warm (65 ish) but it tastes completely different from the first. no strong after taste.
like a Genesee Cream Ale which is THE cream Ale in central and western NY since the 1960's.
let's see how it does when it is cold.
Genny tasted better after it chilled and carbed.Waiting to hear on this. How did this end up comparing to Genny Cream?
I brewed a cream ale a few months ago using Columbus hops. (it wasn't C3C, I used 5% sugar to lighten it instead of corn and/or rice because I read something about that in BYO) I just use 1/2 ounce at 30 minute, and no late hops. (it was a 4 gallon batch) When very young the beer was skunky even though it was not light-struck, which I thought was odd. After about 2 weeks in the bottle the skunk went away but the beer was just meh; nothing particularly wrong with it, it just wasn't good. After a full month of conditioning it was a good beer. Could still use just a little more bitterness and hops aroma, so next time I brew it I will add a little Willamette, Mt Hood, or Crystal late hops -- but it's good like this and I'll be sad when it's gone. It was also very economical to brew.ok, so something went slightly wrong.
beer is sorely lacking in flavor. I went light on the CTZ because of high AA% but they are a few yrs old so possibly have lost some.
tastes as bland as mic ultra to me, but people who drink mic ultra told me it had no flavor.
its crisp but I need to dry hop the keg with something while keeping it an easy drinker.
I'm thinking an oz of the 3% tetnang I have after some googling.
I’ve used instant grits and instant rice before. Worked out okay.hi, im wating to make this beer but, i cant get the corn or the rice at least not the flaked ones, i do have pop corn and normal corn, but i have to malted this corns??, can i use regular rice the one you use to cook??
The corn and rice add starch without adding much protein; that's the main thing they are for but they add a little flavor too.i have to check if i can get instant grit, but i'm not so sure about the corn, BTW does the corn and rice add starches to the gravity of the beer or they are just for flavoring?
I've used corn meal and did a cereal mash. Takes some time but I thought it was well worth it. The corn flavor really come through.hi, im wating to make this beer but, i cant get the corn or the rice at least not the flaked ones, i do have pop corn and normal corn, but i have to malted this corns??, can i use regular rice the one you use to cook??
You probably already know but flaked corn and flaked maize are the same thing. Minute rice or instant rice should give you a similar effect. I add a few ounces of red wheat to mine to give it a bit more head retention.hi, im wating to make this beer but, i cant get the corn or the rice at least not the flaked ones, i do have pop corn and normal corn, but i have to malted this corns??, can i use regular rice the one you use to cook??