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Club Competition Fail
« on: August 14, 2019, 01:05:37 AM »
Last night my club had a draft for ingredients for a competition.

I mistakenly selected wheat malt as my only base malt. I thought I could add another in a later round. Nope.

So, I am brewing a 95% wheat / 5% caramel 40 with Mosaic and Crystal hops. Yeast Bry-97.

I am secretly kind of excited to see what comes of this.

I picked up some rice hulls today. Would I be crazy to brew this in the Picobrew Z1? I am thinking the GF may be a safer bet.

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Re: Club Competition Fail
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2019, 01:13:04 AM »
Would I be crazy to brew this in the Picobrew Z1? I am thinking the GF may be a safer bet.

Maybe BIAB if that is available.
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Re: Club Competition Fail
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2019, 01:40:12 AM »


Last night my club had a draft for ingredients for a competition.

I mistakenly selected wheat malt as my only base malt. I thought I could add another in a later round. Nope.

So, I am brewing a 95% wheat / 5% caramel 40 with Mosaic and Crystal hops. Yeast Bry-97.

I am secretly kind of excited to see what comes of this.

I picked up some rice hulls today. Would I be crazy to brew this in the Picobrew Z1? I am thinking the GF may be a safer bet.

I'm not qualified to address the GF/Z question, but I take exception to the word "fail" in your topic.  I bet "serendipity" is more the correct word.  If not for total accidents, real discovery would rarely occur.  I'm secretly kind of excited to hear the results.
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Re: Club Competition Fail
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2019, 01:47:23 AM »
People lost their minds when 3 Floyd's  Gumballhead was the it thing back in the day. It is a wheat driven hoppy beer, and pretty  darn tasty, so you might have reason to have high expectations.

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Re: Club Competition Fail
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2019, 02:55:01 AM »
Would I be crazy to brew this in the Picobrew Z1? I am thinking the GF may be a safer bet.

Maybe BIAB if that is available.
BIAB is a 3rd option.

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Re: Club Competition Fail
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2019, 03:05:45 AM »
Well. Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.  Break a leg!

Does the beer have to end up within a style guideline?  Are you limited on max/min oz of each hop you must use?


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Re: Club Competition Fail
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2019, 03:09:13 AM »
We will see what comes of this...

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Re: Club Competition Fail
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2019, 03:13:46 AM »
Thought of a name: “Peetie Wheatstraw”

He was a great Blues Musician, the Devil's Son-in-Law and the High Sheriff from Hell.  https://www.amazon.com/Devils-Son-Law-Peetie-Wheatstraw/dp/0882862669


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Club Competition Fail
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2019, 01:21:37 PM »
Thought of a name: “Peetie Wheatstraw”

He was a great Blues Musician, the Devil's Son-in-Law and the High Sheriff from Hell.  https://www.amazon.com/Devils-Son-Law-Peetie-Wheatstraw/dp/0882862669


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Did he go down to Georgia? ;)

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Re: Club Competition Fail
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2019, 02:15:46 PM »
I think it would work in the Z.  I think....
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Re: Club Competition Fail
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2019, 04:34:38 PM »
I think it would work in the Z.  I think....
I need an excuse to use the Grainfather. I may even put a BIAB bag in the malt pipe though I don’t think I will need it.

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Re: Club Competition Fail
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2019, 04:36:47 PM »
People lost their minds when 3 Floyd's  Gumballhead was the it thing back in the day. It is a wheat driven hoppy beer, and pretty  darn tasty, so you might have reason to have high expectations.

  Lagunitas' Little Sumpin is more than 50% wheat, IIRC. They're macro now, but they weren't when I started drinkin' Sumpin, and macro or not, it's a damn tasty beer.
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