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Des
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Extract Brew Questions

Post by Des » Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:39 pm

I've looked at a few videos, and read the guide on Beoir, but I want to make sure I have this correct.

I think these steps are correct.
  • 10 litres of water in pot
    Speciality grain into muslin bag, and into water
    heat to just about boiling, turn off heat, remove bag of grain
    Add DME
    Bring to the Boil
    Add hops, time for an hour - keep on the boil
    Add more hops as per recipe at time specified into boil
    Chill the wort
    add to cold water
    pitch yeast.
What is "sparging"? and when is it done?

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Re: Extract Brew Questions

Post by TheBeerNut » Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:27 pm

Keep your bag of grains at about 60°C for twenty minutes.

When you take it out, put it in a sieve or collinder over the pot and pour over another 3L of water at 60°C, to rinse more sugars out. That's sparging.
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Re: Extract Brew Questions

Post by Des » Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:44 pm

Thanks for that.

Will Light, Medium or Dark DME make any differnce to the overall taste or colour of the ale.

We are using the following grains

340g Roasted Malt
230g Biscuit Malt
230g Crystal Malt
110g Chocolate Malt

We are also using Kent Goldings
35g for 60min
15g for 15min

does that look like an OK recipe?

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Re: Extract Brew Questions

Post by TheBeerNut » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:31 am

Bit of a complicated grain bill there, but yes, it'll be beer at the end, assuming you're adding yeast at the end ;)

It's going to be pretty dark anyway so the spraymalt colour is probably not going to make much difference. I suspect it'll be dark brown with light spraymalt and black with anything else.
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Re: Extract Brew Questions

Post by ciaran » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:54 pm

I'm pretty sure biscuit malt needs to be mashed.

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