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Offline Fire Rooster

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Buckwheat
« on: September 10, 2022, 09:23:03 am »
Ordered grain for several batches ,and couldn't resist.
One batch will be 8 lbs Vienna and 1/2 lb Buckwheat.

Don't see much mentioned about buckwheat.
Any buckwheat experience out there ?

Thanks
« Last Edit: September 11, 2022, 08:27:29 am by Fire Rooster »

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Re: Buck Wheat
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2022, 10:44:07 am »
Pancakes: yes. Beer: no. ….or should I say: not yet.

Tell us how it goes.

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Re: Buck Wheat
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2022, 10:51:00 am »
I've tasted several but never brewed one.
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Re: Buck Wheat
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2022, 02:14:59 pm »
Pancakes: yes. Beer: no. ….or should I say: not yet.

Tell us how it goes.

Will do, only used 1/2 pound to get a hint of what it's like.

https://www.keystonehomebrew.com/product/deer-creek-pa-buckwheat-recipe-grains/
https://www.deercreekmalt.com/product/pale-buckwheat-malt/
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Re: Buck Wheat
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2022, 07:47:08 pm »
Pancakes: yes. Beer: no. ….or should I say: not yet.

Tell us how it goes.

Will do, only used 1/2 pound to get a hint of what it's like.

https://www.keystonehomebrew.com/product/deer-creek-pa-buckwheat-recipe-grains/
https://www.deercreekmalt.com/product/pale-buckwheat-malt/
Maybe more so you can get a better idea…
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Re: Buck Wheat
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2022, 03:12:38 am »
Pancakes: yes. Beer: no. ….or should I say: not yet.

Tell us how it goes.

Will do, only used 1/2 pound to get a hint of what it's like.

https://www.keystonehomebrew.com/product/deer-creek-pa-buckwheat-recipe-grains/
https://www.deercreekmalt.com/product/pale-buckwheat-malt/
Maybe more so you can get a better idea…

That's very true, and I usually do that.
But too scared, and recommended percentage of buckwheat
is no more than 10%.  I'm experienced enough with Vienna that
using 5.8% will give me a clue.
Maybe someone braver than I can give it a try.
Every time I hear buckwheat, I can't help but think of the Little Rascals.
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Re: Buckwheat
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2022, 10:59:35 am »
I've used it a few times. The grain it's closest to flavor-wise is rye but you will taste it in the beer at a far lower percentage of the grain bill.
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Re: Buckwheat
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2022, 05:19:04 pm »
I've used it a few times. The grain it's closest to flavor-wise is rye but you will taste it in the beer at a far lower percentage of the grain bill.
Agree.

It taste nutty for me. I would not use it in light color beers. Brown ales, stouts and big beers would be fine.
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Re: Buckwheat
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2022, 09:27:55 am »
I've used it a few times. The grain it's closest to flavor-wise is rye but you will taste it in the beer at a far lower percentage of the grain bill.
Agree.

It taste nutty for me. I would not use it in light color beers. Brown ales, stouts and big beers would be fine.

To be makes (made?) a soba ale which was pretty much a pale ale with buckwheat
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Re: Buckwheat
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2022, 09:50:43 am »
I've used it a few times. The grain it's closest to flavor-wise is rye but you will taste it in the beer at a far lower percentage of the grain bill.
Agree.

It taste nutty for me. I would not use it in light color beers. Brown ales, stouts and big beers would be fine.

To be makes (made?) a soba ale which was pretty much a pale ale with buckwheat
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Re: Buckwheat
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2022, 09:54:53 am »
I've used it a few times. The grain it's closest to flavor-wise is rye but you will taste it in the beer at a far lower percentage of the grain bill.
Agree.

It taste nutty for me. I would not use it in light color beers. Brown ales, stouts and big beers would be fine.

To be makes (made?) a soba ale which was pretty much a pale ale with buckwheat
Is “To be” Rogue?

Dunno. Never heard of it
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