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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Partial mash chilling
« on: September 25, 2015, 11:12:14 AM »
So, doing an extract demo tomorrow.  Planning on 2.5-gallon boil, and adding 2.5 gallons after whirlpool to drop the temp.  (I'll be brewing outside without my usual access to sink full of icewater-my normal stovetop/chill method).  What temp should the liquor addition be to drop my temp down to 140 or so (the upper limiy on my fermenter)?

Ingredients / Re: Cold Steeping Caramel/Crystal Malt?
« on: April 12, 2014, 02:50:36 PM »
Thanks...roasted grains are steeping now. 

Ingredients / Cold Steeping Caramel/Crystal Malt?
« on: April 09, 2014, 06:51:32 PM »
I'm planning on splitting a 10-gallon grain bill this weekend, and brewing an American Pale and an Oatmeal stout.  I'm particularly intrigued by the "cold steeping" method, and plan on using that with my chocolate/black patent malt portion of the grain bill to add to the stout fermenter post-boil.  Would it be possible to get a cold-water extract from crystal/caramel malt to add to the APA?
Basic 10-gallon grain bill is:
15 lbs 2-row
2 lbs Munich 10L
1.5 lb crystal 40L
1 lb crystal 80L
1 lb toasted flaked oats
For the stout, I'm add 8 oz black patent and 8 oz chocolate, cold steeped for 24 hours, to the fermenter.  Could I take the crystal malts from the above grain bill and do the same thing, adding them to the APA fermenter? 
Was going to sparge into two boil kettles and get my boil on...then add the roasted extract to the stout recipe.  Thoughts?

Kegging and Bottling / Re: CO2 Question
« on: July 24, 2013, 05:52:36 PM » my beer ruined? :'(

Kegging and Bottling / Re: CO2 Question
« on: July 24, 2013, 05:27:27 PM »
OK, I grabbed a C02 cartridge and slapped it onto my keg - before reading the "not for human consumption" warning :-[.  Is my beer ruined? :(  I popped it off, and sampled a glass - didn't notice any off flavors.  Will hit the homebrew store on Friday to pick up the "human-safe" ones...

In support of "Occupy my back yard," I'm firing up a Black Friday Black Porter based off Papaizan's all-grain recipe.

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