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Offline Richard

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Weaver Ale
« on: June 26, 2012, 01:33:07 AM »
So I'm just gonna go ahead and re-post this since I changed the name. Same as before, just a new name - this one is a perfect match for converting BMC'ers - tried and tested. Nice lawnmower beer.

9lbs Canadian 2-row.
1.5lbs Flaked Brewer's Corn.
0.75lbs Toasted Flaked Rice.

0.3oz GR Magnum 10% @ 90.
0.5oz Saaz 4% @ 20.
0.5oz Saaz 4% @ 0.

S-05.

Mash 3 gallons/20 mins @ 144, add 1.25 gallons boiling water and rest another hour. Sparge 4 gallons @ 168.

Gelatin finings before kegging.

Note: sub Saaz for any noble hop at equal AA for mostly the same result.
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Re: Weaver Ale
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2012, 06:04:54 AM »
This looks good.  I have no rice, could I just sub in more corn, or, use sugar instead?

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Re: Weaver Ale
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2012, 09:05:43 AM »
I have some rice if you need some...
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Re: Weaver Ale
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2012, 09:17:06 AM »
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This looks good.  I have no rice, could I just sub in more corn, or, use sugar instead?


Rice is pretty much flavourless.  You could use sugar if you like.  You'd never know the difference.

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Re: Weaver Ale
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2012, 10:07:02 AM »
OK, will do, same quantity?

Thanks for the offer Brew.

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Re: Weaver Ale
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2012, 10:41:55 AM »
Yup

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Re: Weaver Ale
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2012, 11:47:42 AM »
Uh got to beg to differ there - sugar will dry it out more than rice (since rice provides a similar sugar/dextrin profile to other starch sources when mashed, whereas sugar is just sucrose). There's also a small flavour contribution from the rice since it's toasted.

You also only want to use about 3/4 of the weight, since y'know - normally we don't get 100% efficiency.
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Re: Weaver Ale
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2012, 11:52:32 AM »
I say just go for it.  I bet nobody would be able to tell the difference.

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Re: Weaver Ale
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2012, 12:15:36 PM »
I bet I could :P
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Re: Weaver Ale
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2012, 12:36:42 PM »
Yeah, that's a good BMC recipe for sure.  I've made one very close, just subbed vienna for the rice...about the same quantity as well.  

One problem with BMC beers is they go FAST!
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Re: Weaver Ale
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2012, 08:29:38 AM »
Quote from: "chrismccull"
This looks good.  I have no rice, could I just sub in more corn, or, use sugar instead?



be careful when using flaked corn to much and it drastically will change the flavor
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Re: Weaver Ale
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2012, 12:08:54 PM »
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Quote from: "chrismccull"
This looks good.  I have no rice, could I just sub in more corn, or, use sugar instead?



be careful when using flaked corn to much and it drastically will change the flavor


Agreed. Though, you should be able to do up to 20% of the grain bill of flaked corn and you should be fine. I wouldn't want to use much more than that though.

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Re: Weaver Ale
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2012, 01:36:11 PM »
Yeah just sub corn, you'll be fine.

That said you could just buy some minute rice from the store... just cook it first.
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Re: Weaver Ale
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2012, 10:47:53 PM »
Drinking this now in the 'chi... probably the "cleanest" ale I've ever made or tasted. This batch sat in the carboy  for three weeks after pitching, whereas previous ones only had 2. The difference is rather drastic - any yeast character that might have been in there prior has been utterly annihilated by the additional week of maturation. Food for thought.
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Re: Weaver Ale
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2012, 10:49:53 PM »
Also regarding the corn - I wouldn't use much more than a pound and a half in this recipe, or any other for that matter. The corn flavour is already the dominant one in this beer, albeit very light regardless.
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