For one thing, I think the OG estimate was off. I get 1.066 in Promash using your grist.
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I usually include 1 lb of C-120 in my 10gal Irish Red recipe. If any of you have used Weyermann CaraAroma in anything I was wondering if it would work well in place of C-120?
Sparging with boiling water is not a good plan. You are likely extracting harsh tannins, which may or may not be the "starchy" flavor you are referring to.
I have a march pump and it works fine. I don't know that there is much of a difference between the march pump and the chugger pump.
All of them will handle boiling temps, even with the plastic head. I've had one with the plastic head for years and it's been great. I'm sure the stainless head is cool and looks nice, but it's definitely not necessary.
Here's my recipe....no Special B, but I used 2 lb. of D180 syrup.
Thanks Denny! What do you think the Caramunich provided? Also, why the turbinado sugar in addition to the D-180? Thanks for the link.
How do you rouse the yeast? Just shake up the fermenter?
But it will avoid the boil over thing
I haven't found that to be the case.
Yep Denny, it did foam up and boil over. I really wish I had bought a bigger kettle. An 8 gallon kettle just isn't big enough for 5 gallon brews.
BTW My 1 week in the bottle sample of this beer was terrific.
before I got a bigger kettle, I used fermcap and it usually helped prevent boilovers
I think I want to marry all you guys.
I didn't end up FWH ing, but i don't understand how, if I FWH and leave the fwh hops in for the boil, why I don't get similar bitterness. Is this assuming u remove FWH hops before boiling (but after lautering)?
I guess right now the only German styles I would want to brew would be maybe an Oktoberfest Lager and I guess that's it.
Would I need a RIMS system to do this?
But it's not the only way to get the kind if result you're talking about.
No way! This is the Internet and only one person at a time is allowed to be right.
A finer crush will almost certainly improve conversion. What's your current conversion rate?I get that it reduces dust. And also that it may help with lautering. I have absolutely no faith that it produces a superior conversion.Truly amazing how tight you can set the mill and the improved conversion.At least somebody gets it.