I've tried my hand at a Widmer Brrr clone a couple of times, but the proportions were so different from recipe to recipe, and it's been so long since I last made it, it's hard to remember what worked and what didn't, and what they tasted like. I'm working on a new draft and would like some input, since I'm really not too knowledgeable when it comes to putting recipes together.
It doesn't necessarily have to taste just like Brrr, as long as it's a tasty winter warmer-like beer.
Widmer lists their grains for the beer as Pale 2-row, Munich, chocolate malt, Crystal 10L, Crystal 80L, carapils.
It seems to me that the "candylike finish" they talk about comes from the munich and crystal malts, which also both are the main contributors to colour (along with the chocolate of course), is that right? Based on these assumptions, here is what I have now:
11 lb Pale 2-row (76%)
.75 lb Munich (5%)
1 lb Crystal 10L (7%)
1 lbCrystal 80L (7%)
.5 lb carapils (3.5%)
.2 lb chocolate malt (1.4%)
Haven't started tweaking the hop additions yet, wanted to focus on the grain bill first. But it will likely use Nugget for bittering (good sub for their Alchemy blend), and Cascade & Simcoe for aroma and maybe some dry hopping.
How's the grain bill look? Do I need more or less of something? Any input would be greatly appreciated! Cheers!
Edit: here's this for reference- http://widmerbrothers.com/beer/#brrr-seasonal