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Old 01-07-2008, 11:21 PM   #1
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I have decided to brew a Northern English Brown ale this weekend, and AHB is out of special roast. What would be a good substitute for this grain?

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Old 01-08-2008, 12:34 AM   #2
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A mix of Victory & C120L would get close.

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British brown or amber malt would be a close substitute.

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Thanks for the answers, I upped my victory malt and am adding some Crystal 60L. My main concern is I don't want to lose any of the flavor and aroma that special roast adds.

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Thanks for the answers, I upped my victory malt and am adding some Crystal 60L. My main concern is I don't want to lose any of the flavor and aroma that special roast adds.
Maybe you are doing Brown Ale from Jamil Zainasheff's book? I am in similar situation - no special roast.
How did your recipe finally look like, without this malt?
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Sorry to say there is no subsitute for special roast! North country malt has it.

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Old 09-02-2008, 03:54 PM   #7
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I'm not sure there's a direct sub, but the victory sounds nice, and I just did a brown porter with a pound of brown malt that I'm very optimistic about. Home-toasted malt in a brown ale is nice, too.

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A mix of Victory & C120L would get close.
+1...not exact, but very nice...
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