Rauchbier Recipe Input

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Re: Rauchbier Recipe Input

Postby Cavpilot2000 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:40 am

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ajk wrote:Oh, a couple other things. Your local water supplier may use chloramine instead of chlorine, in which case it is harder to remove through boiling. I'd use RO water (for everything, including cleaning your equipment before you brew).


Great point about the chloramine...don't let chlorine/chloramine get anywhere near brew day, including cleaning. Even small amounts will totally ruin the flavor.


Is there some special consideration for chlorine/chloramine with regard to using rauchmalz, or are you talking about avoiding it in general with low0O2 brewing?
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Re: Rauchbier Recipe Input

Postby ajk » Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:04 pm

Cavpilot2000 wrote:
Brandon wrote:
ajk wrote:Oh, a couple other things. Your local water supplier may use chloramine instead of chlorine, in which case it is harder to remove through boiling. I'd use RO water (for everything, including cleaning your equipment before you brew).


Great point about the chloramine...don't let chlorine/chloramine get anywhere near brew day, including cleaning. Even small amounts will totally ruin the flavor.


Is there some special consideration for chlorine/chloramine with regard to using rauchmalz, or are you talking about avoiding it in general with low0O2 brewing?

It's specific to any kind of smoked malt. Chlorine compounds have the propensity to convert wonderful smoky phenols into unpleasant medicinal and band-aid-like phenols. Humans' flavor and aroma thresholds for these compounds are very low, so any little bit of chlorine/chloramine can hurt.

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