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Offline Sean Lawson

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New at this
« on: August 18, 2016, 12:32:26 AM »
Hi everyone! Been lurking here for a little bit and this place looks like a lot of fun and I really have some questions about making beer. I just buy a basic kit and made my own beer for the first time. Don't know if it happens to all but, wasn't that tasty, I have to admit. The flavored was a a lot bitter.

I cooked the barley for two and half hours at 167°f, do not know if overcooked it, or what may have been, because I follow all the instructions.

I used:
  • 30 liters of water
  • 9.2 pounds of barley
  • .06 pounds of hops
  • 1 envelope of yeast

is that right? Thanks a lot!


Offline Sean Lawson

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Re: New at this
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2016, 12:33:39 AM »
Sorry if my english writing is not so good :-X

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Re: New at this
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2016, 03:10:31 PM »
At 167 F, you may have denatured the enzymes that convert starch to sugar.  That would mean that there's nothing to ferment.  The book recommendations you got should help a lot.
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Offline Sean Lawson

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Re: New at this
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2016, 03:50:34 PM »
Hi Denny, yes thats what I found yesterday on Internet, now it gets confirmed, Thanks a lot for your feedback, still learnind