Just make a hop tea!
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OK, if you are tied to a LME or a DME that is fine. Most are thought to have a blend of a base malt and carapils or something like that. That will not really be a SMaSH, but would hold the fermentable so constant. Just being exacting as it would not be a "single malt".Agreed Jeff, its wont be a true Smash as briess puts Carapils in their Golden light(which is what we decided to go with)
I brewed a ton of SMaSH beers with Rahr 2-row to eval different hops. It's a nice 2row and a good base to try hops on.
Yes, but it will be pretty small if you are making a 5-gal batch b/c 1 part bourbon to 40 parts beer. You could measure the gravity of your bourbon which would likely be below that of your beer I'm guessing b/c the gravity of alcohol is much less than water.
I'd be happy to buy an automatic, electric hot liquor tank with a timer. Fill with water the day before and set it to turn on in the morning so strike water is ready and waiting for me. Even without a timer - get up, flip a switch, go make coffee.Yes automation of tasks which require no skill or thought are the items I wouldn't mind having automation on.
My LHBS sells PBW for $16 a lb which I think is crazy. Is that similar for anyone else?
I hooked into a distributor and bought a 55 lb pail for $120. Big mark up.
I find myself much more likely to use the recommended amount now.
I had always thought that US-05 and 1056 were nearly identical strains, but maybe I should try 1056 instead of US-05 and see how I like it.
I thought the mystery flavor was the peach/bubblegum?
Major, what exactly is a "contract brew"? Brewing for another brewery?
Its a big deal these days. Maybe it has been for a while. I forget who some of the biggies are who do it. From what I understand it's basically paying a brewery to brew your recipe to a determined set of specs (whatever is in the contract). I think it's the least profitable way to get your beer in the consumers hands but it's a foot in the door without a lot of capital outlay.