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Offline Richard

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Popcorn Blonde
« on: July 17, 2011, 02:34:26 PM »
6 gallons:

9lbs 2-row
1.5lb air-popped corn (pre-popping weight)
1lb Wheat Malt.
10oz dextrose.

1oz Hallertau 7% @ 60.

US-05.

Mash 149 - 90 minutes.

Boil 90 minutes.

Tinseth IBU - 20.8

Est. OG - 1.057
Est FG - 1.014 (I suspect it'll go lower than that).
Est ABV - 5.7%

(I was bored - wanted to see what would happen 'cause I don't have flaked maize handy)
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Re: Popcorn Blonde
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2011, 06:50:52 PM »
ooooohhhh this sounds interesting.....
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Re: Popcorn Blonde
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2011, 07:29:19 PM »
My kitchen is 42C brewing this!
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Re: Popcorn Blonde
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2011, 07:38:08 PM »
THere was a guy on brew-bros.com who brewed a popcorn ale pretty much filled the mashtun but quickly shrunk he said it was amazing !!!
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Re: Popcorn Blonde
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2011, 07:50:29 PM »
Thing smelled wonderful coming out the mash tun, not a hint of sulphur or "cooked corn". Very low SRM - looked like diluted lemon juice. Suspect this is a winner :D
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Re: Popcorn Blonde
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2011, 10:42:45 PM »
The popcorn looked like it mostly dissolved... got some pics; will post when I get them off the camera.

edit: so apparently when you add files it's in reverse order... lame.
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Re: Popcorn Blonde
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2011, 07:30:37 PM »
Pics - camera phone, so sucky quality.  :rock:
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Re: Popcorn Blonde
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2011, 08:21:52 PM »
interesting ...one of the stranger things I've seen for sure. It's a brave man who holds a cell phone over a pot of boiling goo

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Re: Popcorn Blonde
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2011, 08:24:25 PM »
I've got this on tap now, and it's not exactly great. No flaws from the process, but the popcorn flavour is rather overpowering. I think if I were to repeat this (and I have no real plans to), I'd drop the popcorn to just 0.5lbs.

I won't be at the next two meetings due to other things getting in the way, but I might send a growler along for you all to marvel at its mediocrity :P
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