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Offline Damrite

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All grain vs biab recipe
« on: May 02, 2014, 11:10:24 PM »
When you brew a 5.25 gal batch using a all grain recipes
.. do you guys change anything in the recipe when you biab .
Just wondering cause my first batch I've done was an extract irish ale which was very good, I'm using the same all grain recipe from same store doing a biab but I got always taste sweeter and not as
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Re: All grain vs biab recipe
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2014, 02:12:41 AM »
I am not sure what you mean by the "same" recipe as extract and grain are quire different (obviously you cannot directly substitute extract for grain in equal weight). If you have a beer that is too sweet likely you are drinking something that was not allowed to go to full fermentation. Beware the exploding bottles. As this is a brewing forum and not a psychic one you are going to have to share a few more details if you want any meaningful help ;) What was the recipe and exactly how did you go about brewing it?
 
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Re: All grain vs biab recipe
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2014, 11:25:58 AM »
I meant the recipe is all grain I'm doing biab,  I use distilled water, I followed recipes, i sparge it over approx 20 min but the beer is still good it just come out a little to sweet to my taste.

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Re: All grain vs biab recipe
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2014, 12:30:51 PM »
Try lowering the mash temperature to produce less unfermentable sugars and/or using more bittering hops to balance out the sweetness.
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Re: All grain vs biab recipe
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2014, 12:33:25 PM »
If you post the recipe, we'll have a better chance of helping you.  It might just be the recipe! 

If the malt to hop ration is off and not enough hops are used, it will have a more malty/sweet taste.  If your not getting good attenuation from your yeast, then it will leave residual sugars behind that will add to the sweet taste.

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Re: All grain vs biab recipe
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2014, 01:27:50 PM »
  I use distilled water,

Did you treat the water with minerals?  If you used straight distilled water without any additions, it lacks the necessary minerals for the yeast to propagate and thrive.
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Re: All grain vs biab recipe
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2014, 04:37:52 PM »
I use distilled water,

This could also screw up your mash PH and other things.  Why did you choose to use distilled water?

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Re: All grain vs biab recipe
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2014, 07:58:20 PM »
Sorry i meant filtered water. But that ls an interesting point it did cross my mind cause I only taste it on lighter blonde beer. What are you guys adding to soft city water , I don't have the sctual water profile for mississauga ontario,  I was looking calcium sulfate or something like this, got to look in to my water profile

 

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