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Offline Wilbur

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Rice Syrup Solids for Extract Lager?
« on: August 22, 2022, 08:43:01 am »
Hey, I was thinking about brewing the japanese style rice lager the AHA sent out recently, but I'm doing extract only for a while while I'm short on time. Any thoughts on converting it to extract? I was thinking about trying some rice syrup solids, but would it be better using some flaked rice? Or would it be better to replace with some sugar instead?

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Re: Rice Syrup Solids for Extract Lager?
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2022, 08:51:46 am »
Nothing wrong with using the rice syrup solids. Flaked rice will need to be mashed, so you'll have to do at least a partial mash. Sugar will work, but give you a slightly different character.
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Re: Rice Syrup Solids for Extract Lager?
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2022, 04:04:38 pm »
The rice in that recipe represents about 40% of the fermentables which seems really high to me.  To convert it you could use 3.3 pounds of extra-light DME with 2.2 pounds of rice syrup solids and get the right gravity and percentage.  That said I might try to make up those 5.5 pounds of extract with 4.5 of DME and 1 of rice or maybe 4 pounds of DME and then 1.5 pound of rice syrup solids so you're not SO high on the rice.  Honestly not sure how 40% would taste in the finished beer.  Then just follow the hops schedule and you're off and ready.   
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Re: Rice Syrup Solids for Extract Lager?
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2022, 07:34:30 am »
Some shops sell dry rice extract.
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