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SteveG
10/25/07 10:26 AM  
Re: sugar swap mild
So here's what we have so far:

5 gallon batch

5.75 lb. pale malt

1 lb. light crystal malt

mash temp: single step, 150F

1 lb. sugar

1.25 oz. Fuggles (steeped in hot water added to boil. End of boil?)

remove 1/2 gallon of wort, reduce over heat to 1 pint. Add to boil.

Whitbread 1098, pitch 64F, ferment 64-68F

I guess the last details are how long do you steep the hops, at what temperature and when is the tea added to the boil?

Al B
10/25/07 03:21 PM  
Re: sugar swap mild
What I did for the 1805 porter was steep in hot water 142-172F as described for a couple hours (during mashing + sparge). Then I added the hop tea to the caramelized wort to "deglaze". Then all that was added at the begininng of the boil once I collected the runnings in full. Does that make sense?
SteveG
10/25/07 04:46 PM  
Re: sugar swap mild
Ah, perfect sense. You're thinning the wort syrup first, it will mix better. Its also a way to add back the water you removed to make the syrup if you start with 48 ounces of water (the difference between the half gallon you remove and pint you return).
SteveG
10/25/07 04:56 PM  
Re: sugar swap mild
The mild recipe is posted!
Jim K
10/31/07 10:27 AM  
Re: sugar swap mild
I got my sugar yesterday. So are we ready to go? Following Al's post it looks lke we need a mash temp, lovibond for the crystal, decision on method of hopping and carmalization.

I vote 152F, Boil hops, Carmalize half gallon down to a pint and use ~20L or as near as we can get (not sure what my supplier will have).

Jim K
10/31/07 04:28 PM  
Re: sugar swap mild
Um, I vote we kick Jim K out of this experiment as he does not know how to click on the link for page 2 and thus makes posts that are completely irrelevant and wonders why nobody responds.
Al B
10/31/07 06:41 PM  
Re: sugar swap mild
I read ya Jim......over.

I received the syrup today, but had to order new yeast after a minor explosion of a 1877 triple stoudt over the weekend(missed some hops in the fermentor which in turn, plugged up the blow tube, which in turn created black yeast cake explosion all over the walls, ceiling, and lights). Yes, there are pictures.....but ....its too grusome. Today I found a black puddle under my flemish reds in a nearby clost.......Flashbacks of a childhood nightmare nemesis "The blob" quickly occurred. The original blob by the way......

Al B
11/08/07 09:20 AM  
Re: sugar swap mild
I've received a new shipment of Whitbread yeast, so I think I'm ready to go this weekend - Steve/Jim, I would then be able to donate some slurry for ya the following weekend or Thanksgiving weekend.

Al

SteveG
11/08/07 09:44 AM  
Re: sugar swap mild
Thanksgiving Sunday is my target. I'm visiting my step father for the holiday but have a early flight back Saturday morning. Should be in state before 9. I have my first board meeting late that afternoon, but the next day is free and clear. Want to meet at Circa?
Al B
11/08/07 10:17 AM  
Re: sugar swap mild
I'm not sure when around that Holiday is good for me right now - but I'll make sure you'll get it before-hand at some point.
SteveG
11/09/07 03:43 PM  
Re: sugar swap mild
Al, looks like I'm pushed back another week. Just found out the arm is broken after all - turns out thats why it hurts so damn much. Who knew!?! Got a follow up x-ray on the 30th, if I manage to not be a knuckle head between then and now I might loose my "one armed man" status.
Al B
11/09/07 08:58 PM  
Re: sugar swap mild
Man, its been a rough year for ya Steve. Lets see, you've been Kung Fu'd in the face, appendectemy, broken arm, pancreatitis, and pediobeeritis.
SteveG
11/10/07 02:10 PM  
Re: sugar swap mild
Actually the pancreatitis was last year and it turned out not to be pancreatitis after all. But you did miss the torn ligament in my right hand! But of all of them, the pediobeeritis has to be the worst. 10 gallons down the drain!!!
SteveG
12/03/07 01:14 PM  
Re: sugar swap mild
Looks like 1.5 arms was almost enough to get the job done. I stuck with the routine, made a hop tea and reduced a half gallon or wort to a quart. I had an accident with my first runnings though, my arm is still weak as hell. I dropped a bucket and lost about 4.5 quarts goddammit. I had 1 lb 6 oz of pale DME handy, I lost 20-25% of my first runnings so that seemed about right. I added that to the wort in a gallon of water. To my surprise my OG was 1.046. Sounds up there for a mild. Dumbass, I was likening 1lb6z to 20-25% of my grain bill, but I was comparing grain the extract. So mine will be a bit big. I added the dark syrup at knockout.
Al B
12/15/07 05:49 PM  
Re: sugar swap mild
After bottling a couple of six packs @ 1.5 vol. I kegged the rest.....not bad, sugar syrup is very evident. I think I could make more milds this way, but a bit less sugar, a add a dash of chocolate and dark crystal.....
Jim K
12/18/07 01:50 PM  
Re: sugar swap mild
Hey Al, what were your gravity readings? I am wondering whther the sugar or the kettle carmalization will have the most profound effect. Mine is in the 2ndary now.
Al B
12/18/07 04:35 PM  
Re: sugar swap mild
The OG was 1.040, FG = 1.013.

The mash was 152.

Jim K
12/26/07 10:38 AM  
Re: sugar swap mild
I bottled some and kegged the rest. I have 2 versions, one with the blond soft candi and the other with demerara. SG was 1.037 and FG was 1.006 on the soft candi and 1.003 on the demerara.
SteveG
12/26/07 10:45 AM  
Re: sugar swap mild
Just got back, gotta love those commutes to work that start at 4AM and span the coast. I plan to start force carbonating mine tonight.
hey_kevin
12/28/07 01:52 PM  
Re: sugar swap mild
Sorry I'm a bit behind you guys. I'm finally going to be able to brew this on Sunday. My apologies for the lack of communication as well. Stupid life always getting in the way of beer...

cheers,

Kevin

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