fractionating beer

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Hey,

   I just surfed the web and got this neat recipe.  I made the brew last
night.  Before I went to bed the beer had all these layers in it.  I looked
this morning and now all the layers have coagulated into these smaller
thick looking layers.  What's this from??
-Victor

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G_cowboy_is_that_a_Gnu_Hurd? wrote:
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What's the recipe?  That may give us a clue...

    ---------->Denny
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Re: fractionating beer
Denny Conn wrote:

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Hey, well.. it's this:
                        16 oz of semi-sweet baking chocolate
                        4 tsp of nutmeg
                        10 inch stick of cinnamon
                        2 oz. of hops
                        a lot of water
                        9 pounds of malt/cornsugar
                        3 lb grain infusion mash
                        yeast
                        45 minute mash
                        60 minute boil
All I can think is a protein coagulation
or maybe yeast growth
or maybe tanin agglomeration
-victor

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G_cowboy_is_that_a_Gnu_Hurd? wrote:
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This is just a guess, but since you've got about a pound of cocoa-butter
in there, that might be part of what's floating on top.

Karl S.
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Matthew 20:27 KJV

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Karl S. wrote:

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Could it possibly screw things up what with the cocoa butter and all.  I
couldn't find enough unsweetened bakers chocolate.  Did I really screw
things up?

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Relax, it will be fine.... it's just a fact that chocolate doesn't dissolve
very well at all.  I've tried using it in the past, and it always leaves a
layer of chocolate gunk on the bottom.  I don't think I'll use it anymore.

--
Dave
"Just a drink, a little drink, and I'll be feeling GOOooOOooOOooD!" --  
Genesis, 1973-ish



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David M. Taylor wrote:

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Is the alcohol going to help dissolve it, if that's what that collodial
agglomeration is?  Because it looks really messed up.  I shook it a little
while ago trying to get the yeast started which it hasn't yet in either
case the beer colloidals fractionated back out again.

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Where did you find this recipe and what is it that you think is neat about it?
There are so many more traditional recipes out there, I'm wondering how you
chose this one!



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Ken Anderson wrote:

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It's really going now.  You can see it roil harldy scrutining it.  It's from
one of these homepages.  What do you mean?
http://brewery.org/ http://www.byo.com/ http://www.freshops.com/ http://hbd.org/ http://www.howtobrew.com/ http://www.home-brew.com/
-Victor

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