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Graff With Home Made Oat Extract

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Wolfie

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I've had this recipe in my wish list for some time

Basically it's a hard cider fortified with malt and very lightly hopped.

I'm making 2 gallons, cider is 1.035 (I was a little disappointed at that)
I have 1 2/3 cups of Oat Malt Extract (SG 1.156)

the OG is 1.048, about 5.5% PABV

I am planning on fermenting this on Nottingham Ale Yeast
I haven't decided on a hop yet, but opted for dry hopping. I am open to suggestions of what anyone thinks would blend well with this.

Making my home malt extract

I am gluten free so there are not a lot of grains I can use, however my LHBS has malted oat.
I wanted to avoid the long controlled simmer to convert my grains, instead I found amylase at Midwest Supply and simply added it to my grains while they steeped in 2 gallons of water. After 24 hours an Iodine test showed that the starches had converted, I rinsed the oats with another gallon of water and put them on to boil uncovered to help reduction. At the end of the day I got a sugary dark brown syrup that tasted about right, I am hoping this works, but even if it fails I am excited to see the results of my experimentations.

Will post brew log and notes.

/Z
 
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clone63

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How was the oat malt smell/taste? I've never seen that online, and can't imagine I could even get it in this province lol.
 

Kansas Mead

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If I was going to dry hop. I would avoid high alpha acid hops and go with hops that are high in aroma oils. Hop like Brewer's Gold, Fuggle, Saaz. Though spices could be good.
 

Wolfie

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Well it wrapped up, 1.002

Not sure about the flavor. At first I was really disapointed, then I remembered Nottingham can have a pretty funky taste until it clears up.

It is difficult for me to give good descriptors on the oat malt, I have been persona non gluten most of my adult life so I never developed a good beer palate. I feel like it might have a little bitterness, I may not have done it right.

Looking in my suplies I found Czech Premient and Styrian Aurora on hand, anyone familiar with either of those?

Thanks for reading, I'll update when it clears, hopefully it improves.

/Z
 
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