It's been a while since I've brewed an extract, but my new apartment doesn't give me space for all-grain, so I have to switch back. I'm wanting to do a pale ale with a nice bready/toasty/nutty flavor, and was wanting to use either Victory or Biscuit malt.
My question: Do these malts need to be mashed? I've found some places (including the HBT wiki) say yes, while other places say no. Has anyone used them as steeping grains?
Here's the recipe I was considering:
7.5 lb amber malt extract
0.5 lb crystal 60 (or lower)
0.5 lb victory or biscuit
.5 oz Columbus (60)
.5 oz Columbus (30)
.25 oz Columbus (10)
1 oz Columbus (dry hop)
S-05 dry yeast
According to StrangeBrew (possibly inaccurate but free) this will give me