Great western brumalt

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Great western brumalt

Post by Rookie » Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:35 pm

I recently acquired some g w brumalt to use and comment on.
The plan is a pale mild/ordinary bitter type of beer to showcase it.
Two gallons 1.040 give or take
1.5 pounds golden light dme
8 ozs maris otter malt
6-8 ozs brumalt
maybe a touch of victory malt and/or flaked oats
18-20 IBUs EKG
S-189
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Re: Great western brumalt

Post by guypettigrew » Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:10 pm

Why so little brumalt? If you're testing it shouldn't you use loads more?

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Re: Great western brumalt

Post by Rookie » Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:15 pm

guypettigrew wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:10 pm
Why so little brumalt? If you're testing it shouldn't you use loads more?

Guy
The guy I got the brumalt from reccomended 10% or so and by my calculations 10% of what I'm using, in an all-grain version, would be 5.5 ounces. I've read posts saying it's easy to overdo it with this type of malt.
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Re: Great western brumalt

Post by Rookie » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:10 pm

I brewed yesterday and definitely tasted a bit of sweetness in the hydrometer sample from the brumalt.
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Re: Great western brumalt

Post by Rookie » Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:28 pm

I took a gravity reading after eight days: 1.040-1.009. Nice body and gentle sweetness from the brumalt.
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Re: Great western brumalt

Post by Rookie » Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:52 pm

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Nice honey-like edge to it.
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Re: Great western brumalt

Post by Rookie » Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:44 pm

I used
2 lbs golden light dme
8.5 ozs maris otter
6 ozs brumalt
1 oz victory
1 oz pale chocolate
.25 oz EKG
1 pack S-189
1.040-1.009
At some point I want to up the victory and pale chocolate to 4 ozs each for a dark mild.
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Re: Great western brumalt

Post by Rookie » Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:04 pm

Yesterday I brewed a slightly modified version.
1.5 lbs golden light dme
1 lb marris otter
8 ozs brumalt
4 ozs pale chocolate
4 ozs victory
4 ozs oat malt
.2 oz EKG (4.8%)
Munton's
O G 1.037
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Re: Great western brumalt

Post by Rookie » Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:42 pm

Rookie wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:04 pm
Yesterday I brewed a slightly modified version.
1.5 lbs golden light dme
1 lb marris otter
8 ozs brumalt
4 ozs pale chocolate
4 ozs victory
4 ozs oat malt
.2 oz EKG (4.8%)
Munton's
O G 1.037
F G 1.012
Bottled yesterday.
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Re: Great western brumalt

Post by Rookie » Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:35 pm

The description of brumalt by Great Western includes tart which I didn't get in the pale mild. I am getting a bit of tartness in the darker version in which I used 33% more.
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