Re: Flake vs Corn
You're pretty close in principle. The numbers that I happen to have in
my head are for the beer I make most, a kickass (1088) malty strong
Scotch ale, higher in ABV and UN-converted dextrins for sweetness and
mouthfeel, so they may be a bit different from what you would want in a
beer, and certainly in a whisky.
First I raise 6.5 gallons of water to a temperature calculated to give
me a final, total, temperature of 155F after the 18 pounds of grain are
added. There's a calculation for this starting watre temps, and I'm
looking at changing it, so I won't give you a number. With my setup, I
can adjust that final temp anyway.
I stir thoroughly, and wrap a couple of towels around the kettle, and
let it stand for 75 minutes, stirring a couple of times more. The I
sparge, running 175F water in the top of the grainbed, to kill the
enzymes, while drawing the sweet wort out the bottom, kinda rinsing all
the sugars out of the grain. I collect 7 gallons, and then do the "beer
boil" for about an hour, which brings me to about 6 gallons, which I
chill, aerate, and pitch yeast.
That slightly higher mash-in temp of 155F is designed to impair the
starch conversion a small, calculated, amount, to leave some
unfermentable malto-dextrins for flavor and mouthfeel.
Every brewer, and malt whisky maker, will use some variant of this same
process, but we're all trying to accomplish our versions of the same
Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Royce Thigpen <fireside58@...>
>guess ifÂ you can
> Thanks for the info.Â I have wanted to make beer anyway, so I
> do one you can do the other.Â I would assume then that if you doan all barley
> mash, it wouldÂ be somewhere around 10 pounds of barley to 5gallons of water.Â
> Heat the water to 150 degreee add barley for an hour or so.ÂCorrect.Â JB has
> used these figures after heating/soaking the corn.Â As y'all calltell, I need
> something simple.----snip----
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> Sent: Thu, September 30, 2010 11:57:16 AM
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