Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > What specialty grains do what?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-31-2006, 09:17 PM   #1
grrtt78
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 356
Default What specialty grains do what?

I am an extract brewer and i just started to steep speciallty grains and i thought i would start a thread that listed some specialty grains and list what kind of flavors they impart in the beer. I have read alot about black patent, chocolate malt, and many other stout ingredients so i figured taht would be a good place to start.

__________________
grrtt78 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-31-2006, 09:27 PM   #2
Yuri_Rage
Gritty.
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yuri_Rage's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Southwest
Posts: 13,994
Liked 631 Times on 394 Posts
Likes Given: 58

Default

A few rather common ones:

Carapils/Carafoam/Dextrine and light crystal malts are body enhancers that tend to increase head retention.

Darker crystal malts add color and body with less of the head retention properties of their lighter siblings.

Biscuit malt gives you a soft, biscuity flavor with little color impact.

Honey malt is very sweet, imparting a honey-ish flavor - use this rather than pure honey to get honey flavor into your beer (honey ferments rather completely, leaving little flavor).

Smoked malt adds a smoky flavor - often strong, so use sparingly.

Roasted malt is often a prime ingredient in stouts, offering dark color and roasty coffee flavors.

Black patent adds a ton of color and bitter roasted flavor. Use sparingly.

Debittered black malt adds the deep color of black patent without the harsh flavor associated.

Chocolate malt imparts deep brown/red color with a roasted, chocolatey flavor - less intense than roasted malt or black patent.

__________________
Homebrewed Blog..........YouTube Channel .......... Shirts, posters, etc
Yuri_Rage is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-31-2006, 09:28 PM   #3
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 22,247
Liked 1056 Times on 704 Posts
Likes Given: 28

Default

I don't have the link handy but BYO.com has a page that explains it pretty well. I also find that Morebeer's paper catalog is a handy reference for all kinds of ingredients.

__________________
BrewHardware.com has a new website. Please check it out and let me know what you think!
New 100% Stainless Steel Heating Elements are IN!
Chugger Pumps, Pump Kits, Camlocks, Sightglasses, Clear USA made Silicone Tubing, RIMS, Electric Install Parts, etc. Did you know we are also now a full service homebrew shop selling malt, hops, yeast (Wyeast), etc?
Bobby_M is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-31-2006, 09:32 PM   #4
Baron von BeeGee
Beer Bully
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Baron von BeeGee's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Barony of Fuquay-Varina, NC
Posts: 5,419
Liked 17 Times on 16 Posts

Default

I've gotten pretty good use out of the Foam Rangers page:
http://www.foamrangers.com/malts.html

__________________
Baron von BeeGee is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-01-2007, 02:28 AM   #5
LS_Grimmy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
LS_Grimmy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Cold Lake , Alberta
Posts: 297
Liked 3 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Go to my link for MY BEER LOG in my signature and in the excel sheet there is a tab that has all the grains/malts/hops

__________________
LS Grimmy

My Web Site:
www.grimmysbeer.com

LS_Grimmy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-01-2007, 05:09 AM   #6
EvilTOJ
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
EvilTOJ's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Portland, OR, Oregon
Posts: 6,465
Liked 37 Times on 29 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

At the bottom of this page there's a list of most specialty grains and what they're used for. I use the top part of the page to figure out what hops I can substitute for when I've forgotten to buy the right kind and too lazy to go to the store

__________________

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

EvilTOJ is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-20-2011, 05:58 AM   #7
schia
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Posts: 157
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by EvilTOJ View Post
At the bottom of this page there's a list of most specialty grains and what they're used for. I use the top part of the page to figure out what hops I can substitute for when I've forgotten to buy the right kind and too lazy to go to the store
Sorry mate but I need to ask, how well do you trust this site? Lyle's golden syrup does not add taste but increase alcohol content? I'm sure that is not entirely correct isn't it?
__________________
schia is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Too few specialty grains? qvantamon Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 10-14-2009 10:56 AM
help with some specialty grains bell0347 All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 3 01-23-2009 10:07 PM
Specialty grains beerbuddy Extract Brewing 3 11-07-2007 02:43 PM
specialty grains joebou4860 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 01-28-2007 06:07 AM
specialty grains God Emporer BillyBrew General Techniques 8 10-03-2006 12:33 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS