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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #135 on: July 25, 2014, 09:07:26 AM »
Thanks for the tip.  I'll do it and send you an update in a couple of months when I taste the first bottle.

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #136 on: July 25, 2014, 09:18:10 AM »
Thanks for the tip.  I'll do it and send you an update in a couple of months when I taste the first bottle.
To be clear, do the mini-mash on just the Munich malt. You can steep the other specialty grains separately. if you do them all together the Munich's enzymes will be too diluted.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #137 on: July 25, 2014, 12:03:17 PM »
The other specialty grains would be the Caramunich III, and the Carapils which Steve has suggested I not use.

Why would it dilute the Munich Malt if I mashed them together?

And what's your take on using the Carapils for better head retention?

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #138 on: July 25, 2014, 12:18:55 PM »
And what's your take on using the Carapils for better head retention?

Thanks

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #139 on: July 25, 2014, 02:09:36 PM »
The other specialty grains would be the Caramunich III, and the Carapils which Steve has suggested I not use.

Why would it dilute the Munich Malt if I mashed them together?

And what's your take on using the Carapils for better head retention?

Thanks
The specialty grains have no enzymes. Munich only has enough to convert itself. So if you did a mini-mash so 1 pound of each, you would end up with 1/3 the amount of Munich enzymes on a density basis.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #140 on: July 26, 2014, 04:45:18 AM »
Would the best plan be to mini-mash the Munich Malt in a grain bag in a separate, smaller pot, then about 30 minutes before the mini-mash is done, start steeping the other specialty grains in another grain bag in my larger brew pot, then add  both together and process the wort as usual?

Thanks for your help!

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What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #141 on: July 26, 2014, 06:53:14 AM »
Doing my do-over Dampfbier this AM. My liquid Weizen yeast was DOA on the last attempt so I broke into the first aid kit to grab some US-05. This time I bought dry Danstar Weizen yeast.


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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #142 on: July 26, 2014, 11:52:17 AM »
Tomorrow I'm brewing an O fest. breaking my own brew local guidelines and using all german ingredients. Pils, Munich and hallertaur. still organic at least.

Sitting here tasteing the first samples of my super saison brewed ~ 1 month ago. ~13% abv and alarmingly drinkable. went from 1.104 to ~1.003 for 97% AA! gotta love saison yeast, brett, and a bunch of simple sugar.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #143 on: July 26, 2014, 12:28:56 PM »
Made a rose hip and hibiscus saison with Triskel hops recently.  Got a big whiff of the finished primary today while adding some Triskel dry hops.  It had a unique and pleasant aroma.  Sort of like a blend of jasmine tea and roses, but not too perfumey.  Looking forward to drinking this one.

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #144 on: July 26, 2014, 12:59:37 PM »
I have everything set up to make a Rye India Pale Lager tomorrow.  I'm using Pils malt for the base, Amarillo and Hallertauer Mittelfruh and lager yeast.  I hope it tastes as good as I imagine.  Anyway, Ripple is an old Dead song, so there's that.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #145 on: July 26, 2014, 05:03:33 PM »
  Anyway, Ripple is an old Dead song, so there's that.

Sounds great !   BTW, great song - one of their best.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #146 on: July 27, 2014, 09:24:18 PM »
Just started my boil timer just after midnight on a batch of Oktoberfest. I didn't think I'd get any brewing done this summer, but I needed to make time so I can have more fest ready for October.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #147 on: August 12, 2014, 01:13:06 PM »
Belgian Saison.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #149 on: August 16, 2014, 08:42:35 AM »
First attempt at a pumpkin ale. Wish me luck!