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Arrogant Bastard Clone. . . Sort of

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Quasimodo
beers 217 º 06:01 Fri 11/16/2012

Iím curious to know how to brew with a pound of Special B and produce a beer that doesnít taste like raisin. Short mash? Short steep? Magic?

 
tronraner
beers 2459 º places 109 º 07:20 Fri 11/16/2012

Originally posted by Quasimodo
Iím curious to know how to brew with a pound of Special B and produce a beer that doesnít taste like raisin. Short mash? Short steep? Magic?


Cover it up with hops.

 
bitbucket
beers 2160 º places 63 º 13:42 Fri 11/16/2012

Originally posted by tronraner
Originally posted by Quasimodo
Iím curious to know how to brew with a pound of Special B and produce a beer that doesnít taste like raisin. Short mash? Short steep? Magic?


Cover it up with hops.

This.
100+ IBUs will cover a lot.

 
Cobra
beers 1100 º places 24 º 00:25 Sat 11/17/2012

OK, I was wrong. The actual recipe was printed in BYO magazine some time back.

 
bitbucket
beers 2160 º places 63 º 18:48 Sat 11/17/2012

Originally posted by Cobra
OK, I was wrong. The actual recipe was printed in BYO magazine some time back.

Thatís nearly useful information.

 
SamGamgee
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beers 2452 º places 182 º 14:49 Sun 11/18/2012

Originally posted by Quasimodo
Iím curious to know how to brew with a pound of Special B and produce a beer that doesnít taste like raisin. Short mash? Short steep? Magic?


Now that I think about it more, old Arrogant Bastard (when the hops fall off) does taste like raisin. Itís not good.

 
SamGamgee
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beers 2452 º places 182 º 14:55 Sun 11/18/2012

Special b is a fully glassy caramel/crystal malt with low fermentability. You simply canít make a normal beer with it as itís not even close to a base malt. Itís already converted during the malting process (the stewing step during caramel malt production) so the lack of any enzymes isnít really the issue, but youíd get a very thick, sticky mash that probably wouldnít even lauter, and a crazy-sweet, dark, nasty tasting wort that would only ferment a couple of points.

If you still want to give it a shot, Iím open to hearing how close my prediction comes.

 
stumpyiliz
beers 216 º places 7 º 18:21 Sun 11/18/2012

Originally posted by Quasimodo
Iím curious to know how to brew with a pound of Special B and produce a beer that doesnít taste like raisin. Short mash? Short steep? Magic?

I would use a varying temp schedule in your mash to get the dryer, less fruity aspects of the special B.

 
lithy
beers 2996 º places 156 º 18:39 Sun 11/18/2012

ISO: SMASH Special B/Chinook homebrew. First bottled delivered to me that doesnít make me vomit gets 100 bucks.

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