Originally Posted by brewdiver87
I ran the original recipe through the Beer Smith convert recipe wizard and came up with this. Does this look right? Would you change anything?
7.13 lb Pale Liquid Extract (8.0 SRM) Extract 49.21 %
2.30 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 15.96 %
2.09 lb Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 14.51 %
1.37 lb Brown Malt (65.0 SRM) Grain 8.71 %
0.91 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) Grain 5.80 %
0.46 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 2.90 %
0.46 lb Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 2.90 %
I originally came up with something similar, but I thought it was perhaps too much grain to mash for most partial mashers. I mean, that's 7.5 lbs of grain. That's on the low end of some all grain recipes. That's why I opted to include the Munich LME - to lower the total amount of grain.
At the very least I think you can get away with less pale malt. The only grains that really need mashing other than the base are the Munich and Brown malts. Munich can convert itself so you only need to convert the Brown malt. I'd think 1.37 lbs of pale malt would be plenty. Make up for less pale malt with more extract.