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Offline Thomas

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Oktoberfest?
« on: November 16, 2011, 02:45:20 PM »
Untitled Recipe
3-B Oktoberfest/Märzen
Author: Thomas
Date: 11-11-15



Size: 5.25 gal
Efficiency: 75.0%
Attenuation: 75.0%
Calories: 193.4 kcal per 12.0 fl oz

Original Gravity: 1.058 (1.050 - 1.057)
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Terminal Gravity: 1.015 (1.012 - 1.016)
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Color: 11.7 (7.0 - 14.0)
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Alcohol: 5.71% (4.8% - 5.7%)
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Bitterness: 29.9 (20.0 - 28.0)
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Ingredients:
4.0 lb Pilsner Malt (Organic)
3.25 lb Vienna Malt
4.0 lb Munich Malt Type 1 (Organic)
0.50 lb Caramunich® TYPE II
0.25 lb Cara-Pils® Malt
1.75 oz Hallertau (3.9%) - added during boil, boiled 60.0 min
1 oz Hallertau (3.9%) - added during boil, boiled 10.0 min
1.0 ea WYeast 2565 Kolsch

Schedule:
Ambient Air: 70.0 °F
Source Water: 60.0 °F
Elevation: 0.0 m

00:03:00 Beta mash - Liquor: 3.0 gal; Strike: 153.82 °F; Target: 140 °F
00:33:00 Beta mash rest - Rest: 30.0 min; Final: 140.0 °F
00:34:00 Alpha mash - Water: 1.96 gal; Temperature: 168.2 °F; Target: 150 °F
01:04:00 Alpha mash rest - Rest: 30 min; Final: 150.0 °F
01:24:00 Batch sparge - First runnings: 0.0 gal sparge @ 168.0 °F, 5 min; Sparge : 3.14 gal sparge @ 205.0 °F, 15.0 min; Total Runoff: 6.86 gal

Results generated by BeerTools Pro 1.5.12

Once again, this was made using the Caramunich I got from Dave, so Kyle may want to be cautious about drinking this beer. Im not trying to keep you from drinking my beers Kyle I swear! haha

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Re: Oktoberfest?
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2011, 04:56:30 PM »
Been thinking about an Oktoberfest - the Cara-pils doesn't really add flavor right? Just smoothes it out and provides head retention?
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Re: Oktoberfest?
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2011, 10:44:57 PM »
I think Cara-anything adds a caramel note, but Cara-pils is the lightest of these.

See: http://www.brew365.com/malt_carapils.php

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a malt that, while adding the good effects of the dextrins to your beer (mouthfeel, head retention), does not add much else in the way of color, flavor, or fermentables.


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Use in the mash is generally up to 5% of the total grain bill. I do not know what more than that would do, personally, but it just seems like a generally bad idea to use more.


Now I've used a pound of Cara-foam in a beer (Punched in the Eye) which consituted just over 5%, and it definitely added a weird caramel flavour alongside what I'd expect from the 1lb of Caramunich that went in there. Cara-foam and Cara-pils are very similar in terms of what they contribute (http://www.barleynvine.com/3110.html), but the latter needs to be mashed where the former does not.(c.f. previous two links). Since you're AG that distinction probably doesn't matter :D
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