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Old 05-02-2006, 08:28 PM   #1
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Hi,

For my clean-up Pale Ale, which will be brewed from ingerdients I have lying around, I want to use some toased malt in order to give it a nice malty character w/o using munich malt (which I don't have). For this I toasted 700g (~1.6lb) of dry Pilsner Malt at 300F for 20min. The result was a lighly toasted malt (I cut open a few of the grains) that has a nice toasted aroma to it. It reminds me of someting I had before, but for 2 days I'm trying to figure out what it reminds me of whenever I sniff the paper bag with the malt .

So far I plan on using this grain bill for a 5.5gal batch:

7.00 lb Pilsner Malt
1.55 lb toased Pilsner (20min @ 300F)
0.5 lb Carmel 10L
0.5 lb Carmel 40L

I will be using WYeast 1056, since this is the only neutral ale yeast I have at home.

Would 1.5lb of toasted malt be to much? Or should its effect be similar to adding munich malt?

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Old 05-02-2006, 08:36 PM   #2
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I don't have too much experience with toasted malt but did just tap and sample Dude's LWPA I brewed (sampled last night). This was 2# 2-row at 250 for 25min. A total bill of 11# (see LWPA hotlink in sig).

It tasted great but not sure if my palate recognized it. I'm sure its in there but I'd have to do a side by side to really tell. So, I'd suspect your 1.5 @ 300 would be fine.

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I frequently throw in a lb. of toasted to my pales ales or IPAs and a little over is not going to be a bad thing, especially with the lighter pilser malt --it should give some nice body.

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I toast 2 lbs. in every batch of Lake Walk Pale Ale. I've never brewed it without, so I'm not sure of a difference. I don't really detect it as overbearing either. I'm hoping it is just adding a depth of flavor.

I'll experiment without it some time but I'd like 3-4 batches of the same recipe with my technique down before I take it out.

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I've used the Chaz P. method in an Oktoberfest- 2 lb.- 350* for 10 min. nice red color and toasty/malty flavor. Other uses weren't quite so noticable BUT it didn't hurt!
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As I said in another thread.... I toasted 2 lbs of pale 2-row for 30 min at 350 and it smelled like peanutbutter to me.

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Thanks, guys.


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As I said in another thread.... I toasted 2 lbs of pale 2-row for 30 min at 350 and it smelled like peanutbutter to me.
To me the whole house smelled like fried eggs afterwards. Must be the protein in the malt.

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It didn't smell like peanutbutter when I was toasting it. But I put it into a paper bag for a few days before brewing and after a day or two, the bag totally smelled like peanutbutter. (or even reeses peanutbutter cups). I could just walk into the kitchen and smell it.

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