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Ballast Point Homework Series...
« on: May 16, 2013, 12:41:25 PM »
http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/community/news/show?title=ballast-point-homework-series

dayum! 18% crystal.  i'd like to taste this before making it sometime...
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Re: Ballast Point Homework Series...
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2013, 01:44:49 PM »
http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/community/news/show?title=ballast-point-homework-series

dayum! 18% crystal.  i'd like to taste this before making it sometime...

Dude, you (and many others) have to get over your fear of crystal.  It's how you use it, not the amount that's there.
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Re: Ballast Point Homework Series...
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2013, 02:25:57 PM »
http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/community/news/show?title=ballast-point-homework-series

dayum! 18% crystal.  i'd like to taste this before making it sometime...

Dude, you (and many others) have to get over your fear of crystal.  It's how you use it, not the amount that's there.
I've had a few Ballast Point beers while visiting California and they were all terrific. They just hit Illinois, but I imagine this won't

I brewed an Anchor Porter clone I got from the Northern Brewer forum and it used 15% crystal. I loved it. I just went looking for the thread and there was blatz :)

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thanks for the great work korbinian - be sure to update once you have brewed it.

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15% crystal 40 (he said I could even use more)


whoa??!! :shock:
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Re: Ballast Point Homework Series...
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2013, 02:54:13 PM »
Ha! I wound up making my own twist on that recipe and used 15% crystal and remember liking it quite a bit.
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Re: Ballast Point Homework Series...
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2013, 02:58:28 PM »
Did I read that right that it's only a 20 minute mash?
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Re: Ballast Point Homework Series...
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2013, 03:23:45 PM »
I've had Ballast Point beers I loved, and I'm a West Coast style fan.  The crystal is at a high %, but I think the 1:1 BU/GU ratio , mashed low @ 149, with a high sulfate level would dry the beer out a good bit. Never had an over-caramelly sweet Ballast Point, but I didn't try them all either.
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Re: Ballast Point Homework Series...
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2013, 03:58:30 PM »
Did I read that right that it's only a 20 minute mash?

20 minute rest, plus mash-in, vorlauf, and lautering. Probably 1.5-2 hours in conversion range.
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