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Teacher 06-12-2009 04:18 PM

Special B and Briess Extra Special Roast??
These sound very similar. I have and use Special B, but I'm curious about the Briess product. Has anybody here used it, and what's it like?

sundowner 06-12-2009 05:14 PM

Two different malts and not similar. Special roast is more akin to biscuit and victory...a supercharged biscuit, so to speak.

Teacher 06-12-2009 05:49 PM

No no, this is Extra Special Malt (sorry, not "Extra Special Roast"). See here.

sundowner 06-12-2009 06:04 PM

My mistake. That must be a newer malt from Briess. I'm not familiar with it. I know that there victory is pretty much an American version of Belgian biscuit, so maybe they're trying for a version of Special 'B'...I'll have to defer to someone who knows something about it.

Malticulous 06-12-2009 08:03 PM

It seems like one step down form spacial B. The description sounds like the Malteries Franco-Belges Dark Caramel Munich Malt 120 that I have. It says it's for Dubbels on the 10 pounds bag I bought on Amazon.

Originally Posted by Briess
Burnt marshmallow
Finishes of burnt toast
Mild coffee
Prune-like overtones

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