I'm using up left over hops and yeast so I decided to make a simple English-like Bitter. I've been thinking about adding Victory malt to the grain bill, but never used it before. I'm not sure if it will be lost in the beer, if it will clash with other flavors or be a nice addition - this is where the more experienced opinion is needed.
I was thinking of using 1/2LB Victory and dropping either Maris Otter or Crystal 60L down 1/2LB. Or a 1/4 of each.
Any thoughts??? Thanks.
This is for a 5 gallon batch.
Assume 70% efficiency
I've tried victory a few times, and have never been able to detect it in the final beer.
That looks like a very large amount of crystal for an English Bitter. I use 0.5 lb for a 5 gallon batch. I'd try cutting it back to no more than 1 lb, and preferably less than that, and making up the gravity with a bit more M.O.
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Just brewed this today and the aroma in the boil seemed a little richer than usual. I'm assuming it was the victory malt. Hopefully it translates into a richer flavor. I'll definitely write a follow up in a month when I get to taste this.