Possible way to do Deathwish brew?

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Possible way to do Deathwish brew?

Post by arkansas » Fri Dec 07, 2007 2:20 pm

Guy's, I am considering this Deathwish wheat germ recipe, but am wondering if i could put my 16 ozs. of wheat germ in about 2 gals. of water along with the lemon and boil for the hour and half. Then add the sugar and remaining water? The reason for this is I can't be where I usually would work with my "BOP" I love that one "big old pot". :D The missus just don't understand my 10 gal. "BOP" sitting on her "PLS" pretty little stove. I will never understand women, I guess.

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Post by mtnwalker2 » Fri Dec 07, 2007 2:51 pm

Perhaps that would work fine, but you will miss out on the citric acid inverting the sucrose to make a faster and better ferment. Maybe boil the wheat germ for the required time in as much water as feasable, then the citric acid and sugar for 15 min. for inversion? Best bet is to get a 40$ turkey fryer and a propane tank, and go to town on your deck or driveway. Cooking wheat germ cereal for a month.

Pintoshine and now myself filter out the grains before fermenting. I have had several bowls of the cooked wheat germ and enjoyed it a lot. Chickens got the rest. Maple syrup really set it off.

Then you can also steam clams, fry turkeys, chickens, huge pots of stews and soups and chile. And the PLS will have a happy break.
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Post by arkansas » Sat Dec 08, 2007 4:07 am

but you will miss out on the citric acid inverting the sucrose to make a faster and better ferment
Thank you MtnWalker2 I had not thought it through that far. I have the cooker all ready, just can't be where I can sit with for 1 1/2 hours atm. Perhaps time will lend itself to me soon, I am looking foreward to this recipt as it sounds very interesting.

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Post by mtnwalker2 » Sat Dec 08, 2007 11:22 am

HA! Unless I miss my guess, you will be watching the sale adds to find wheat germ on sale.

I found that if I first bring the water to a boil, not haveing to watch it close at all- a digital thermometer with alarm is a help, Then I turn off the heat and add everything, stirring till all the sugar disolves. First time I didn't turn off the heat and the sugar scorched almost immediately befor I could stir it all up. Then bring it back to a boil with occasional stirring. Adjust to just a nice simmer after the innitial violant boil, and you can just leave it go for the 90 minutes. No need to stir or bother with it.
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Post by arkansas » Sat Dec 08, 2007 12:14 pm

mtnwalker2 wrote:HA! Unless I miss my guess, you will be watching the sale adds to find wheat germ on sale.
You are most likely correct, Sir. The little missus had to work today and left me in charge of cleaning up the kitchen. Isn't it funny how things work out? Got everything boiled down and in the fermenter, just waiting to see if I get that explosion many have talked about. :?:

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Post by mtnwalker2 » Sat Dec 08, 2007 4:26 pm

Sounds like you have it all going good. Don't do like I did and take pintoshines advice and taste the beer. You won't have anything left to distill. I'me a Guiness type, and for uncarbonated beer, this is tops.

Take you out a stein of the first batch to try. NO, NO, you can distill the rest, and make more brew.

Enjoy!
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Post by arkansas » Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:10 am

:D Will try a small drink of the wash when it is ready to see what yall are talking about. I do have a question about when it comes time to distill, there seems to be some that say strain, and some that just put it in. I am heating with gas. Is there a standard?

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Post by CoopsOz » Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:02 pm

I just use a racking cane with a scrubber stuffed in the end, I can't see any value in putting the wheatgerm in the boiler.......you run the risk of burning it to the sides, making cleanup a nightmare.
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Post by wineo » Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:12 am

Watch out for foaming when you run it! Heat it up slow.The first time I ran some,it foamed up and puked.

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Post by arkansas » Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:55 pm

Thank you guys, I don't think puking will be a problem this time as 5 gals. in a 15 gal. keg should be no problem. At least that is what I am tell self.

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