I'm working up a recipe for a black lager soon. After three 7.5%+ brews (Peat smoked Scotch @ 22%, Belgian style Dubbel @ 8%, and a porter at 7.8%) I figure I could use something in the 5% range.
Originally Posted by seckert
how exactly would the choc malt give a ruby red color though? you have to get some of the red from the cherries to get the correct color...at least that's my thinking...
You may be right. I am sure that the cherries impart a color to the beer but i figured the chocolate would give it a reddish hue as well.
You guys brewed the thing, what was the color of the mash?