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Re: asian inpsired rice lager
« Reply #30 on: April 13, 2016, 01:17:55 PM »
Looks good.  I did a rice lager some years back.  No sake or tea, but it was tasty.

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Re: asian inpsired rice lager
« Reply #31 on: April 13, 2016, 01:19:36 PM »
This is a cool idea. A very good local brewery, Element, makes what they call a sake IPA. It doesn't have sake in it but it made with rice and has a sake character about it.
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Re: asian inpsired rice lager
« Reply #32 on: April 13, 2016, 01:44:07 PM »
I noticed the Pagosa Springs logo before the saw. Stopped for one at that brewery while driving through CO, and it was hard to keep it at one. Very good beers there.
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Re: asian inpsired rice lager
« Reply #33 on: April 13, 2016, 01:47:49 PM »
I noticed the Pagosa Springs logo before the saw. Stopped for one at that brewery while driving through CO, and it was hard to keep it at one. Very good beers there.

I haven't been there in a couple of years. I would like to revisit their beers but I don't think they distribute outside of SW Colorado.
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Re: asian inpsired rice lager
« Reply #34 on: April 13, 2016, 02:25:34 PM »
This is a cool idea. A very good local brewery, Element, makes what they call a sake IPA. It doesn't have sake in it but it made with rice and has a sake character about it.
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Re: asian inpsired rice lager
« Reply #35 on: May 13, 2016, 02:44:55 PM »
Wanted to thank goschman and others for the info.  I finally brewed my Sapporo like lager and the info on this post was helpful. I used real sushi rice because we had it on hand. 
Approximate grain bill
58% Pils
39% sushi rice
3% Carahelles
Hallertau hops
The sample tastes great and is pretty clear. Cant wait until its carbed!


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Re: asian inpsired rice lager
« Reply #36 on: May 13, 2016, 03:16:07 PM »
Really cool! How did you end up using the rice? Cook and then into the mash?

My rice lager keg should just about be kicked. I enjoyed it but ultimately came to the conclusion that the sake-tea character was a bit too much.
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Re: asian inpsired rice lager
« Reply #37 on: May 13, 2016, 03:30:40 PM »
I like how this has become a rice beer and tools themed thread.
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« Reply #38 on: May 13, 2016, 03:40:34 PM »
I like how this has become a rice beer and tools themed thread.

Seems like a logical pairing  ;)
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Re: asian inpsired rice lager
« Reply #39 on: May 13, 2016, 06:44:45 PM »
I like how this has become a rice beer and tools themed thread.
That's funny.  Didnt even realize it. I guess the harbor freight catalog was the closest thing at the time..

Really cool! How did you end up using the rice? Cook and then into the mash?

My rice lager keg should just about be kicked. I enjoyed it but ultimately came to the conclusion that the sake-tea character was a bit too much.
Cooked and added to mash with the cooking water.  I did similar to what stpug had suggested, except I broke up the rice with a immersion blender before i cooked it.  I also wasnt paying attention and some of the rice burned and stuck to the bottom of the pot while I was cooking it.   I probably lost some gravity points on that but at least it didnt have a burnt taste to it.  A sake/tea character still sounds good. Would you make it again with less characters. If I do one again, I'll probably will try a rice like basmati to see if the flavor comes through. 
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Re: asian inpsired rice lager
« Reply #40 on: May 13, 2016, 07:23:41 PM »
I like how this has become a rice beer and tools themed thread.
That's funny.  Didnt even realize it. I guess the harbor freight catalog was the closest thing at the time..

Really cool! How did you end up using the rice? Cook and then into the mash?

My rice lager keg should just about be kicked. I enjoyed it but ultimately came to the conclusion that the sake-tea character was a bit too much.
Cooked and added to mash with the cooking water.  I did similar to what stpug had suggested, except I broke up the rice with a immersion blender before i cooked it.  I also wasnt paying attention and some of the rice burned and stuck to the bottom of the pot while I was cooking it.   I probably lost some gravity points on that but at least it didnt have a burnt taste to it.  A sake/tea character still sounds good. Would you make it again with less characters. If I do one again, I'll probably will try a rice like basmati to see if the flavor comes through.

I have considered doing it again at some point and cutting down the sake and tea by at least 25%. I used 4 oz of tea in in the French press with a full bottle of sake which yielded 16 oz of the infusion. I probably documented that earlier in this thread...
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