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First Time Using All Grain Recipe

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  1. mantis

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    Wanting to make a light beer and from the research I've done, it looks like the lighter recipes favor all grain ingredients.

    Have experience brewing with malt extract/specialty malts, but none with all grain batches. Looking for suggestions or tips from those that have brewed an all grain batch before.
     



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    The yeast is taking off. And the color is starting to get a nice amber look to it. Still cloudy though. ButI think we are on our way.
     
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    - BIAB is probably the easiest way to go if you don't have a mash tun. If you want to build a mash tun google "batch sparge"

    - light beer will be pilsner, 2-row, or 6-row as a base malt. i would use pilsner. if you use pilsner boil for 90 mins to drive of DMS

    - add rice solids or mash rice to make up about 20% of your malt. rice solids are easier to use

    - use vienna or munich as a specialty grain. probably not more than 5% of the grain bill

    - saaz or noble varieties of hops

    - you can add amylase to the mash if you want. it break long chain sugars in the wort into short chain sugars that can be metabolized by the yeast. it further lightens the beer. this is an advanced process. you might want to try a couple of batches before calculating amylase requirements

    - temp control is huge if you are lagering. the yeast does not like temp swings.

    - don't forget the diacetly rest

    - when fermentation is complete hold it at 32ish degrees for a week. this will drop the yeast out of suspension giving you a cleaner beer


    that is all i got
     
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    gobucks0409 Sucking on my titties like you wanted me

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    Found the beer thread, I see...
     
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    beat you to it!
     
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    gobucks0409 Sucking on my titties like you wanted me

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    Haha, I've been here 2 years, man. Scroll through the drinking thread. After the last rivals fuck up, I stayed in the beer and NHL forums over here
     
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    All that trouble and gonna make light beer?

    OP has to be in the caravan from rivals right?
     
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    gobucks0409 Sucking on my titties like you wanted me

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    As a brewer, you might find this article interesting.

    The Surprising Science of Dry Hopping – Lessons from Tom Shellhammer
     
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    pooods Sittin Necked on a Beanbag Eatin Cheetoes

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    Good read.

    Hop creep is a new one on me. It does make sense.

    I am not a huge hop head. I appreciate hoppy styles and have brewed them but I doubt I would ever consume 5g of one.

    I guess I need to rephrase that, I am not a fan of overly bitter beers. If you brew you know there are a few things that can cause bitterness. You do brew, right? I can't remember.

    I do enjoy beers that have a BIG late addition of hops, especially if most of the IBUs are being created from that late addition. HUGE hop flavor and aroma with a bitterness that is less harsh.

    I have not brewed in over a year. Just haven't had time. Prior to that I brewed at least once a month for 12 or so years.

    Need to fire up the HLT and get something in the mash!
     
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    gobucks0409 Sucking on my titties like you wanted me

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    I do not. I just like beer. When I go out, probably 75% of the time it's to a brewery or a growler bar. My friends brew, though.


    The article was posted to a Columbus beer group I'm in on Facebook.
     
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    pooods Sittin Necked on a Beanbag Eatin Cheetoes

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    The only way to drink it!

    And all they talk about is beer, right? I have that same group of friends. :D
     
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    gobucks0409 Sucking on my titties like you wanted me

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    Haha, not really. But the one is definitely a bit of a beer snob, haha