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Brewing a CAP
« on: January 29, 2015, 07:41:08 PM »
And my recipe calls for 2 pounds of cooked rice. How much is that before cooking? 1 pound? If not , what is the correct ratio of uncooked vs cooked?

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Re: Brewing a CAP
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2015, 08:13:37 PM »
I would assume that it is the before weight.

When I brew a CAP and use 6-row and corn meal, I want 80% 6-row, 20% corn meal, both dry. The corn meal will absorb water in the cereal mash, but so does the 6_row in the main mash.
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Re: Brewing a CAP
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2015, 08:34:40 PM »
Yeah, grain absorbs water and is heavier too. You want dry weight.

personally I think corn is better for CAP.

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Re: Brewing a CAP
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2015, 08:58:46 PM »
I am splitting the adjuncts to to half corn and half rice (10% each) but again the recipe says "COOKED RICE" so that is the reason for my question.
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Re: Brewing a CAP
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2015, 11:08:58 PM »
I would hazard a guess that it would be somewhere around 1 cup or ~6 ounces dry if they really mean that. that's not a lot of rice.

my CAP recipe is 70-30 2 row and polenta (coarse grind corn grits) for what that's worth.
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Re: Brewing a CAP
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2015, 03:50:23 PM »
Although the recipe says two pounds of cooked rice I still wonder whether the recipe really means to measure it dry but then cook it. Recipes are not always written in the clearest fashion.

The difference between dry and cooked rice is approximately 2.5 so you need approximately 0.8lb. of dry rice to create two pounds of cooked rice.

I would double check your recipe against other CAP recipes and see if 0.8lb. of dry rice looks like the right volume in similar recipes.
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Re: Brewing a CAP
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2015, 04:26:10 AM »
Well, I ended up using 2 lbs of uncooked rice (4 cups) then cooked it. I put that in with the the 2 lbs of flaked maze with the grain at 120 degrees for a protein rest. It seemed like a lot of rice compared to the flaked maze. The mash was cloudy as heck (I recirc the entire time) until about 30 minutes through the saccharification rest when it became crystal clear and Budweiser piss yellow. No stuck mash at all.

I hit my OG exactly (1.059 at 90% efficiency).  8)

Hopefully it will be ready in time for the NHC.
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