home made sinamar

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Steve Ruch
home made sinamar

I'm not sure this is strictly an extract or not, but I made a bit of home made sinamar (8 ozs. cold steeped in a quart of water) using midnight wheat instead of caraffa. I then racked a gallon of ipa into a small carboy and added the extract. I bottled last monday and it was a BLACK ipa indeed; tasted pretty good flat, kind of a chocolaty taste.
Two days ago I brewed a batch of my house beer, lemon-rosemary blonde, and plan to do the same thing with it only using 4 ozs. of roast barley in a pint of water instead.

erockrph
I've thought of trying

I've thought of trying something like this myself. My questions are - how long would it keep in the fridge, and whether it is worthwhile to boil it down to concentrate it or if that would introduce undesirable flavors in the process.

morticaixavier
If you could figure out a

If you could figure out a cheap and easy vacuum evaporator you could concentrate it easily enough. Now I just need a pressure vessel large enough to contain an electric element and a small boil pot

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Steve Ruch
I boiled mine for 5 or 6

I boiled mine for 5 or 6 minutes, mostly to kill any bugs, but I think you could reduce it quite a bit if you wanted without any off flavors as long as you don't scortch it.
I think it would last at least a few weeks if kept really cold. I just waited until the day before I planned to use it to make it.

Steve
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Steve Ruch
I entered the IPA and black

I entered the IPA and black IPA into the Clark county fair home brew compitition. The IPA scored 34.3 and the black IPA got a 40.3.
The blackened version of the blonde ale came out a dark brown with very little roastiness, and yummy. Next time I use roast barley I'll up the amount to at least six ounces.

Steve
"Remember, I'm pullin' for ya: we're all in this together" Red Green