Originally Posted by Pete08
Is there a reasonable substitute for pale chocolate? Doesn't appear as if the lhbs carries it. I'm talking .5 lb in a 27.5 lb grain bill barelywine. I know I can find it online, but don't want end up paying $6 for .5 lb with shipping.
To hear Jamil tell it, there is no substitute. Some people suggest just using half the amount of regular chocolate, but Jamil claims it's not the same. I dunno. 8 oz in 27.5 pounds might not seem like a lot, but I think it's one of those a-little-goes-a-long-way malts.
Do you crush your own grains? If so, I'd take MMB's advise and just buy 5# of it online and keep the rest on hand for future recipes.