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  1. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mill Rat
    I think having Wort jump on one of your posts about head retention is an official part of the Realbeer hazing process.
    I feel closer to everyone already.
    Two ciders please, I'm thirsty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by maltyapples
    Thanks Vance, it always helps! I hadn't thought of using Wheat LME, that's a cool idea and keeps it simple. What are crystal wheat and chocolate wheat like compared to their like-named counterparts?
    To My taste buds they are very close to their barley counterparts just a tad bit sweeter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mill Rat
    I think having Wort jump on one of your posts about head retention is an official part of the Realbeer hazing process.
    Yup your not really part of RealBeer until wort jumps in with a head retention joke, Welcome to the club malty!
    The mind is like a beer, it does the most good when it is opened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vance71975
    Yup your not really part of RealBeer until wort jumps in with a head retention joke, Welcome to the club malty!
    Thanks! I look forward to more jibes.
    Two ciders please, I'm thirsty!

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  5. #20
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    here's my most recent porter... took a first place as a brown porter at my club competition:

    IMO though could use some roasted malt and more pronounced hop bitterness. I bumped up the chocolate malt this time and used black malt because that's what I had on hand. Scored a 37 of 50


    Recipe Overview
    Wort Volume Before Boil: 11.25 US gals
    Wort Volume After Boil: 10.50 US gals
    Volume Transferred: 10.50 US gals
    Water Added To Fermenter: 0.00 US gals
    Volume At Pitching: 10.50 US gals
    Volume Of Finished Beer: 10.31 US gals
    Expected Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.057 SG
    Expected OG: 1.061 SG
    Expected FG: 1.015 SG
    Apparent Attenuation: 74.0 %
    Expected ABV: 6.1 %
    Expected ABW: 4.8 %
    Expected IBU (using Tinseth): 38.6 IBU

    Mash Efficiency: 75.0 %

    Boil Duration: 90.0 mins


    Fermentables
    UK Pale Ale Malt 16lb 0oz 67.4 %
    US Munich 10L Malt 2lb 12oz 11.6 %
    US Caramel 40L Malt 2lb 12oz 11.6 %
    US Chocolate Malt 1lb 4oz 5.3 %
    US Black Malt 1lb 0oz 4.2 %

    Hops
    UK Golding 5.0 % 5.00 oz 38.6 Bagged Pellet Hops 60 Min From End
    UK Fuggle 4.2 % 1.00 oz 0.0 Loose Pellet Hops At turn off

    Yeast
    Wyeast 1272-American Ale II

    Mash Schedule
    Single Step Infusion (151F) w/Mash Out
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    I remember carapils was mentioned earlier for "foam stability" (that's right, working on synonyms). For a 5 gallon batch would I be looking at a quarter, half, or larger pound amount?
    Two ciders please, I'm thirsty!

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  7. #22
    about a pound in a 5 gal batch is good.
    -B'Dawg

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