Designing A recipe: Honey Bear Bourbon

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Designing A recipe: Honey Bear Bourbon

Postby fizzix » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:00 pm

This is a Diastatic Power (DP) exercise of how ShineonCrazyDiamond may have designed his popular drink, Honey Bear Bourbon.
Here is a good, short read on what Diastatic Power is.

Honey Bear Grains and Their DP:
7 lbs. corn ---->0
0.5lb Honey malt ---->0
1 lb. rolled oats ---->0
1 lb. white wheat malt ---->160
1 lb. red wheat malt ---->180
1 lb. pale malt ---->140

Total weight = ---->11.5 lbs.

One of a bourbon's parameters is to be at least 51% corn. [(7 lbs. corn) / (11.5 lbs. total)] x 100 = 60.8% corn. So we're good there.
Next, let's see if this recipe meets the minimum 30 DP requirement needed for good conversion.
Too few malts will leave us below the 30 DP minimum and convert poorly.
Keep in mind that any malts that are cooked (such as with the corn, for flavor) will lose their diastatic power and cannot be used for calculation.

Diastatic Power Calculation:
[(Malta weight x DP) + (Maltb weight x DP) + (Maltc weight x DP)] / total weight = DPtotal
[(1 lb. x 160) + (1 lb. x 180) + ( 1 lb. x 140)] / 11.5 lbs = DPtotal
480 DP / 11.5 lbs. = ---->41.73 DPtotal This is above 30 DP, so good conversion will take place.

I hope this helps someone with DP calculations as much as other members have helped me.
I'm going to get me 3 fingers of Honey Bear now. Cheers.
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Re: Designing A recipe: Honey Bear Bourbon

Postby MaxMondo » Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:57 pm

A good informative post, at least for me, as I've been wanting to do a all grain for a while. It explains more than just follow the recipe and you'll get there and saved me the research time. Learning curve kinda thing.
Thanks for posting...
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Re: Designing A recipe: Honey Bear Bourbon

Postby hpby98 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:15 pm

Thanks for such a clear and informative post
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Re: Designing A recipe: Honey Bear Bourbon

Postby jon1163 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:17 pm

Ditto
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Re: Designing A recipe: Honey Bear Bourbon

Postby fizzix » Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:46 pm

My pleasure! I'm glad I can pay something back to this site.

By the way~ I forgot to mention that DP is indicated as degrees Linter, or °L.
So Honey Bear = 41.73°L
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Re: Designing A recipe: Honey Bear Bourbon

Postby hpby98 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:23 pm

http://www.brewunited.com/grain_database.php

Best database that I’ve found for various grains
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Re: Designing A recipe: Honey Bear Bourbon

Postby fizzix » Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:54 pm

hpby98 wrote:http://www.brewunited.com/grain_database.php

Best database that I’ve found for various grains

Saved to My Favorites. Thanks hpby!
Dumping the crappy list I had before.
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Re: Designing A recipe: Honey Bear Bourbon

Postby hpby98 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:34 pm

fizzix wrote:
hpby98 wrote:http://www.brewunited.com/grain_database.php

Best database that I’ve found for various grains

Saved to My Favorites. Thanks hpby!
Dumping the crappy list I had before.


No worries. There’s some duplicates and strange data which I’ve cleaned up in a google sheet :)
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Re: Designing A recipe: Honey Bear Bourbon

Postby OtisT » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:05 am

Thanks for sharing this. Another valuable piece of the puzzle falls into place. :-)
Cranky's spoonfeeding:
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Re: Designing A recipe: Honey Bear Bourbon

Postby Jimy Dee » Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:16 pm

Thanks, a great and simple post.
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Re: Designing A recipe: Honey Bear Bourbon

Postby moonmom » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:10 pm

VERY, VERY helpful.

Thank you!
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