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Offline Steve Ruch

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Trying out great western brumalt
« on: February 02, 2020, 06:13:58 PM »
I recently acquired some g w brumalt to try out.
I'm probably going to do a pale mild/ordinary bitter kind of beer.
2 gallons
1.5 lbs golden light dme
8 ozs maris otter
6-8 ozs brumalt
maybe a little victory and/or oatmeal
15-20 IBUs EKG
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Re: Trying out great western brumalt
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2020, 05:56:06 PM »
Went with 2 lbs light dme, 8.5 ozs maris otter, 6 ozs brumalt, 1 oz victory, and 1 oz pale chocolate.
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Re: Trying out great western brumalt
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2020, 09:35:55 PM »
Took a gravity reading after eight days. It went from 1.040 to 1.009, it's fairly clear already and the hydrometer sample tasted pretty good.
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Re: Trying out great western brumalt
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2020, 09:41:51 PM »
Took a gravity reading after eight days. It went from 1.040 to 1.009, it's fairly clear already and the hydrometer sample tasted pretty good.

Did you get any tangy/tart kind of flavor?
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Re: Trying out great western brumalt
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2020, 01:12:08 AM »
Took a gravity reading after eight days. It went from 1.040 to 1.009, it's fairly clear already and the hydrometer sample tasted pretty good.

Did you get any tangy/tart kind of flavor?
No. I got a mildly sweet flavor, not too different than when I used crystal malt in the recipe. I plan to bottle at about the two week mark and am anxious to taste it carbed.
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Re: Trying out great western brumalt
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2020, 01:01:23 AM »
You’d have to be a pretty good taster to find a tangy/tart flavor from 6 oz of GW behind the dme, maris otter, victory, and pale chocolate.. don’t you think?

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Re: Trying out great western brumalt
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2020, 06:25:36 PM »
You’d have to be a pretty good taster to find a tangy/tart flavor from 6 oz of GW behind the dme, maris otter, victory, and pale chocolate.. don’t you think?
Maybe, but with close to 11% being the brumalt it should be noticeable unless it's REALLY subtle. I don't get any, and my wife, who's much better at tasting, doesn't either.
 It's possible I may get more from it once it's carbed.
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Re: Trying out great western brumalt
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2020, 06:35:18 PM »
You’d have to be a pretty good taster to find a tangy/tart flavor from 6 oz of GW behind the dme, maris otter, victory, and pale chocolate.. don’t you think?
Maybe, but with close to 11% being the brumalt it should be noticeable unless it's REALLY subtle. I don't get any, and my wife, who's much better at tasting, doesn't either.
 It's possible I may get more from it once it's carbed.

I thought maybe I got it, but it was so low I can't be sure it wasn't confirmation bias
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Re: Trying out great western brumalt
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2020, 10:01:08 PM »
You’d have to be a pretty good taster to find a tangy/tart flavor from 6 oz of GW behind the dme, maris otter, victory, and pale chocolate.. don’t you think?
Maybe, but with close to 11% being the brumalt it should be noticeable unless it's REALLY subtle. I don't get any, and my wife, who's much better at tasting, doesn't either.
 It's possible I may get more from it once it's carbed.

I thought maybe I got it, but it was so low I can't be sure it wasn't confirmation bias
Maybe it takes a lot more than 10-11% to get it. Which works for me as I will use it again, but most likely no larger an amount than 10%.
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Re: Trying out great western brumalt
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2020, 06:42:19 PM »
You’d have to be a pretty good taster to find a tangy/tart flavor from 6 oz of GW behind the dme, maris otter, victory, and pale chocolate.. don’t you think?
Maybe, but with close to 11% being the brumalt it should be noticeable unless it's REALLY subtle. I don't get any, and my wife, who's much better at tasting, doesn't either.
 It's possible I may get more from it once it's carbed.

I thought maybe I got it, but it was so low I can't be sure it wasn't confirmation bias
Maybe it takes a lot more than 10-11% to get it. Which works for me as I will use it again, but most likely no larger an amount than 10%.
I had some after it carbed. The carbonation took a little bit of the edge off the sweetness to make it well balanced. I definitely get a bit of honey-like flavor and no tartness.
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Re: Trying out great western brumalt
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2020, 07:15:41 PM »
You’d have to be a pretty good taster to find a tangy/tart flavor from 6 oz of GW behind the dme, maris otter, victory, and pale chocolate.. don’t you think?
Maybe, but with close to 11% being the brumalt it should be noticeable unless it's REALLY subtle. I don't get any, and my wife, who's much better at tasting, doesn't either.
 It's possible I may get more from it once it's carbed.

I thought maybe I got it, but it was so low I can't be sure it wasn't confirmation bias
Maybe it takes a lot more than 10-11% to get it. Which works for me as I will use it again, but most likely no larger an amount than 10%.
I had some after it carbed. The carbonation took a little bit of the edge off the sweetness to make it well balanced. I definitely get a bit of honey-like flavor and no tartness.

Drew and I discussed your beer for the podcast coming up Wed.  We both agreed that we didn't detect any tartness, either.
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Re: Trying out great western brumalt
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2020, 10:21:19 PM »
You’d have to be a pretty good taster to find a tangy/tart flavor from 6 oz of GW behind the dme, maris otter, victory, and pale chocolate.. don’t you think?
Maybe, but with close to 11% being the brumalt it should be noticeable unless it's REALLY subtle. I don't get any, and my wife, who's much better at tasting, doesn't either.
 It's possible I may get more from it once it's carbed.

I thought maybe I got it, but it was so low I can't be sure it wasn't confirmation bias
Maybe it takes a lot more than 10-11% to get it. Which works for me as I will use it again, but most likely no larger an amount than 10%.
I had some after it carbed. The carbonation took a little bit of the edge off the sweetness to make it well balanced. I definitely get a bit of honey-like flavor and no tartness.

Drew and I discussed your beer for the podcast coming up Wed.  We both agreed that we didn't detect any tartness, either.

Cool, my 15 minutes begins Wednesday.
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Re: Trying out great western brumalt
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2020, 09:35:04 PM »
You’d have to be a pretty good taster to find a tangy/tart flavor from 6 oz of GW behind the dme, maris otter, victory, and pale chocolate.. don’t you think?
Maybe, but with close to 11% being the brumalt it should be noticeable unless it's REALLY subtle. I don't get any, and my wife, who's much better at tasting, doesn't either.
 It's possible I may get more from it once it's carbed.

I thought maybe I got it, but it was so low I can't be sure it wasn't confirmation bias
Maybe it takes a lot more than 10-11% to get it. Which works for me as I will use it again, but most likely no larger an amount than 10%.
I had some after it carbed. The carbonation took a little bit of the edge off the sweetness to make it well balanced. I definitely get a bit of honey-like flavor and no tartness.

Drew and I discussed your beer for the podcast coming up Wed.  We both agreed that we didn't detect any tartness, either.
Experimental 114?
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Re: Trying out great western brumalt
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2020, 09:45:50 PM »
You’d have to be a pretty good taster to find a tangy/tart flavor from 6 oz of GW behind the dme, maris otter, victory, and pale chocolate.. don’t you think?
Maybe, but with close to 11% being the brumalt it should be noticeable unless it's REALLY subtle. I don't get any, and my wife, who's much better at tasting, doesn't either.
 It's possible I may get more from it once it's carbed.

I thought maybe I got it, but it was so low I can't be sure it wasn't confirmation bias
Maybe it takes a lot more than 10-11% to get it. Which works for me as I will use it again, but most likely no larger an amount than 10%.
I had some after it carbed. The carbonation took a little bit of the edge off the sweetness to make it well balanced. I definitely get a bit of honey-like flavor and no tartness.

Drew and I discussed your beer for the podcast coming up Wed.  We both agreed that we didn't detect any tartness, either.
Experimental 114?

Yep.  Today's episode...in the brewery section
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