Brew in a Bag Keptinis – June 26, 2020 – Basic Brewing Video

by CHZ



James brews up an ale based on a traditional Lithuanian style that uses the oven to add flavor to the mash.

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25 comments

Timothy Noble July 31, 2020 - 6:40 am

Really want to try this when the weather gets cooler and I can heat up the house. Thoughts on a one gallon recipe?

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Kevin Rich July 31, 2020 - 6:40 am

Hey James. Great episode. Quick question. You said you put the grains back in with the wort and brought it to 163. How long did you keep it there? Thanks.

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Eugene M July 31, 2020 - 6:40 am

This looks good, thanks for the inspiration

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Mark Fannin July 31, 2020 - 6:40 am

What an interesting video! I purchased the book and am thoroughly enjoying every page. Thank you very much for all the work and effort that goes into your channel.

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SoAZ Medic July 31, 2020 - 6:40 am

I think I will try this with a 30 minute mash to hold onto some of the sugars for the baking….I'll let you know how it works out!

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rocky campbell July 31, 2020 - 6:40 am

I would like to thank you guys for the suggestion of the two hearted ale clone its delicious

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Henry Unwin July 31, 2020 - 6:40 am

LOL. When I read the title I thought you were calling it a "Kept Inside" beer. Cheers.

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Marc Olyott July 31, 2020 - 6:40 am

I must try this technique and this recipe, looks like you've got a winner here! Cheers from Devon UK

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Edwin Voorhees July 31, 2020 - 6:40 am

I’ll be trying this technique soon.😁🍻

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Sanjay Divekar July 31, 2020 - 6:40 am

Nice recipe 🍻, was sugar added at any stage?

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Russell Gibbon July 31, 2020 - 6:40 am

Excellent effort, James. I was reading about Keptinis, (In Lars book and blogs) the mash in the oven etc. Now YOU have shown us how we can do it ourselves, a tad more easily. Well done! I´ll be doing this.

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Anthony Hernandez July 31, 2020 - 6:40 am

Great video. Very similar to a decoction mash but in the oven. Good work! 👍

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Dave Somers July 31, 2020 - 6:40 am

My mom told me not to play around with my Malt but might give it a try. Thank you!

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J Gar July 31, 2020 - 6:40 am

Todaaay is gonna be a weird one! You weren't kidding. Glad it turned great. Cheerz.

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km 12 July 31, 2020 - 6:40 am

Hmmmmm……I think is see a beer made with Life cereal in your future!

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Bob Heisserer July 31, 2020 - 6:40 am

James, it looks like you are not keeping up with eating your daily fruit juding by all of those oranges on your kitchen countertop

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Tom Leskin July 31, 2020 - 6:40 am

I recently picked up some Simonaitis. I may try a beer like this with that yeast.

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Mr Wolf July 31, 2020 - 6:40 am

How can you sleep at night not answering the bat-phone? The live via satellite delay is funny Steve is agreeing with bullet points out of sink. Live! Not a bad yield at all.

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Laughing Hyena July 31, 2020 - 6:40 am

I got the book just for Keptinis inspiration and got a whole bunch more. I was hoping to use the technique in a historical porter and haven't figured out a way to accomplish it. I like your method of reserving the mashed wort and wonder if I can do two mashes; one with pale malt and then another with the rest of the grains while the pale is baking. Many possibilities! I'm excited. Thanks!

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Filippo Pullara July 31, 2020 - 6:40 am

Outstanding video!! I like to experiment, I like to try recreating "old" beers using "old" techniques. I was planning to caramelize part of the mash but I was not sure about the results. Thanks for sharing this, you made my day!!

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beer man 22 July 31, 2020 - 6:40 am

great video interesting technique I would like to try that beer. can't wait to see you two back in the kitchen together again

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Jay Halley July 31, 2020 - 6:40 am

Damn that looks good

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MJ Hoss July 31, 2020 - 6:40 am

More malty… You might also try stirring while in the oven, it would also darken it towards the porter/stout color range.
Steve was blown away by this… and quite a few of your small batch experiments.

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PlayingWithData July 31, 2020 - 6:40 am

The positive reaction from you both and the "this is different" factor means I'll definitely be putting caramelising mashed grain on my list of techniques to play with. I'll investigate the originating Lithuanian technique too. Thanks for sharing.

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Пётр Иванович July 31, 2020 - 6:40 am

The next step you must try make raw ale this is the lost beer style too http://www.garshol.priv.no/blog/331.html

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