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Old 08-18-2008, 11:51 AM   #1
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Default Aromatic substitute

I'm going to be making a Bitter.
In addition to using Maris Otter, I was going to add some Aromatic to enhance the biscuit notes.
Unfortunately AHS was out of Aromatic.

My LHBS doesn't have it either and is suggesting Cara-Amber as a substitute.

Will that work?
Any other ideas?

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Biscuit Malt or Victory will be great in a bitter, doing the same thing you wanted the Aromatic to do.

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If you are looking for biscuit flavors, Cara-Amber, Biscuit Malt or Victory, would all do a better job than Aromatic.

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Aromatic is like Breiss Melanoidin and neither are really biscuity.

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How do Cara-Amber, Biscuit Malt and Victory compare to each other?
What differences will I see in flavor, aroma, body, etc?

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I think Biscuit and Victory are pretty similar to each other- they both give a nice malty kick and a little deeper color in a light colored beer. I haven't used Cara-Amber, but I do like Biscuit and Victory- I use them in bitters and in a Scottish that I just tried last night (excellent).

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I made Jamil's Ordinary bitter and it was fantastic. Nice and malty.

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I also took 1 pound of the MO and toasted it at 350 for 40 minutes. Nice and "bready".

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