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Is malt + wheat still a SMaSH?

I would think not. SMaSH means single malt and a single hops. The point is simplicity and purity, where emphasize the flavor of a single malt and single hops. Adding additional ingredients will change ...
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What are these insects in my malt?

They're possibly weevils. The one in the middle looks like it has a long 'snout' that weevils tend to have.
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Caramunich 1, 2, and 3 vs. Munich 1, 2, and 3

As the other answers have stated, the malts are indeed different. As with all malts, they can vary between malt companies but these varieties are different regardless. Perhaps more importantly, ...
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Question about steeping time for making your own Malt?

A question akin to "how long is a piece of string?" I hope knowledgeable readers will forgive me rehearsing the "received wisdom". Malting is the process of causing the barley seed to sprout and in ...
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Recipe simply calls for caramalt

Caramalt is its own thing: https://bsgcraftbrewing.com/simpsons-caramalt https://bsgcraftbrewing.com/crisp-cara-malt-15-25-kg It typically comes in around 15°L, so any crystal/caramel malt in that ...
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Caramunich 1, 2, and 3 vs. Munich 1, 2, and 3

Yes, you are correct and no they're not.
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Step mash and under modified malts

It can help head retention and other aspects of the beer with the right grain bill, but fully modified malts don't benifiet from it. Typically a acid / protein rest is applied to release the amino ...
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Using malt past its best before date - dangerous?

There is certainly no danger in using them. If you have kept them dry, the worst thing that could have happened is that their enzymatic activity (certainly of the crushed ones) has diminished or ...
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Malt bills - Potential extract weight per volume of wort required for target gravity

Pounds extract per barrel is actually quite straightforward to calculate. Here's my method: First you begin with the density of water. Water is ~8.34 pounds per gallon (depending on the temperature). ...
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How do I create, dry or roast my own barley malt for beer?

You need to soak the grain for 2-3 days first. Just put it in some kind of tub of cold (!) water, and change the water once or twice a day to provide oxygen. Once that's done, lay the wet grains out ...
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Malted vs unmalted flaked oats

Let's start with the difference of malted and unmalted and what flaked is. Malted is the process to allow a seed to begin germination then stopped when the seed has a specific amount of enzymes, ...
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Mosaic Hop Issue

If you're comparing to a beer produced in a brewery, it could be difference in types of hop used and freshness. Are you using whole hops or are you using pellets? Most homebrewers I know (myself ...
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home malting equipment

I know this is old but if anyone still interested it should Google 'sprowt labs malting acro'. They make some automated home malting thing that malts enough grain to make triple batch of beer. They ...
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home malting equipment

I've done a bit of home malting. Nothing automated except the drying process in a dehydrator. Some people have created rotary malting machines that rotate the grain. That is so you don't have to turn ...
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First brew - OK to substitute malt/hops, and how much water should I be boiling?

Your recipe look completely fine to me. Your malt bill looks OK. Your OG will be ever so slightly higher, and color may turn out very slightly darker but not enough to care about. "Finishing hops" ...
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How would I know if a malt was under modified?

The article you linked to states anything less than 78% extract dry basis fine grind (DBFG) is substandard or under modified. There is also this paragraph: Grind difference (% FG/CG). The fine grind/...
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How would I know if a malt was under modified?

Modification is the process of barley becoming malt. It happens naturally by adding water which activates enzymes which break down a starchy endosperm inside the barley husk into carbohydrates. This ...
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First brew - OK to substitute malt/hops, and how much water should I be boiling?

Basically you just have a 5.73% change. The difference in these malt types and weights. To scale your batch up so you use the 2.8kg of extract. Simply increase water and hop additions up 5.73%. ...
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Crushing malt without a mill

One of my earlier attempts was to use a manual pasta maker in place of a crusher. First, I took out rollers and roughed and knurled them as much as possible using a couple files. Then I screwed it ...
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Own malted barley use

Depends on the water/grist ratio you want. Generally 0.33 gallons per lb is common, but much thicker and thinner ratios are used for different mash manipulations. So 5kg = 11lb, 3.8 gallons = 14.38 ...
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Is malt + wheat still a SMaSH?

According to Drew Beecham's article in November/December 2012 Zymurgy and associated presentation (subscription required), the term SMaSH was coined on homebrewtalk.com and, of course means, Single ...
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Is there a benefit to a full 60 (plus) minute boil, as opposed to shorter boil/more hops?

Yes your brew day can be shortened, using the methods here Summary of method: 1) Mash for 30 mins, but times may vary 2) Boil for 20 to 30 mins 3) standard procedure from here. But some styles ...
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If I’m using a high diastatic malt, was it still necessary to add some acid malt into the mash?

Diastatic power refers to the enzymatic power of the malt itself – its ability to break down starches into even simpler fermentable sugars during the mashing process, but that's not related in any way ...
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Ancient Recipe without Malt Extract?

Yes you can make beer without malt extracts. Here are the terms and process in simple answer. Malt Extracts are a concentrated sugar extracted from grains. Barley, rye and wheat usually. To extract ...
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How do I determine the amount of enzyme needed to liquefy a known quantity of starch substrate?

The amount is dependent on desired speed and temperature constraint, possibly the condition of the grain. Make test batches and time how long they take to reach full conversion under your conditions. ...
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Weight of malt when wet

It would depend on the composition of your grains, as the absorption is different between different grains. The normal absorption is somewhere between .1 and .2 gallons of water absorbed per pound of ...
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Using malt past its best before date - dangerous?

As you found in Google there is no danger from using these older grains. There could however be quite a lot of disappointment with the taste when the brew is ready. Also, you have to consider the time ...
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Decoction Weyermann Bohemian Pilsner vs Malte Pilsen Floor Bohemian

You can decoct with modern malts such as the standard Weyermann Bohemian Pilsner malt. Just expect your efficiency and your attenuation to be very high, both with percentages in mid to upper 80s. The ...
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Want to start making beer in my household. Where to start?

I started making beer with a 5 gallon stock pot from Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/IMUSA-Stainless-Steel-Stock-Silver/dp/B0BTTLVYJW/) and some extract kits from Morebeer (https://www.morebeer.com/...
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Want to start making beer in my household. Where to start?

With €1000 you'll be able to get all you need to get started and have plenty left over to set aside for upgrading your brewery should it appeal to you (and it will). You will want a kegging system -- ...
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