Brewing With Total Confidence
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Discussion in 'Recipes for Feedback' started by Steve Ruch, Jan 17, 2022.
I'll be doing this either Thursday or Friday.
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Interesting! I love a good Dunkel. Have you pitched two lager strains before? What does that give you in terms of the flavor of the final beer?
Curious: Why are you putting wheat into it? I'm working on one myself, similar, but Carafa III instead of Midnight Wheat....
Yes I have, mostly because I didn't have enough of either one by itself.
None of the lagers I brew have yeast driven flavors so not much.
To get the base grain amount up to 6.5 gallons and I figured what the heck, why not?
OOOOOOOOPS. I spaced on the fact that the shop I got my last batch of ingredients from was out of melanoiden and I got aromatic instead.
I have been putting a little white wheat in all my brew lately. Seems to help head retention. Just don't go overboard or it will haze up on ya
Looks more like a schwarzbier to me. If I was doing a dunkel, the majority of the base malt would be munich.
I cheeped out using more two row and added some aromatic malt to somewhat compensate. Dunkel or Schwartzbier it's going to be good.
The mash is going.
Brewday is done: 1.063.
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Your No chilling there man awesome!
Yeah, just looking at that
So just cling wtap to secure a good seal of the pot. Why didn't I think of that
I read about doing that and it worked fine on the first BIAB I did.
I ended up with 3.25 gallons at 1.063, bordering on Dunkel bock territory.
Any idea why you overshot your OG by so much?
On my first BIAB I only gave the bag a bit of a squeeze. On this one I did some sparging which made a big difference.
I always give the grain bag a squeeze. After holding the bag above the kettle until the flow slows to a trickle, I put the bag in a colander over a smaller pot. Using my mash spoon, I press (squeeze) on the grain bag, working all around. Usually the sound of drops is the indicator. When I hear no regular drips, then it’s game over. Usually, I recover 20+ ounces of sweet wort, which goes in the boil kettle. It only takes a few more minutes, and adds just that little bit more.
I did that on my first BIAB and got okay efficiency. On this one I also poured water over the grain bag three times and got way better efficiency.