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Old 12-17-2012, 08:40 PM   #1
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Anybody have experience using Victory malt in a wheat ale? Looking to add some to a recipe I'm putting together. I'm looking for a drinkable clean wheat flavor with big chewy mouthfeel and some toastiness. Maybe like liquid pizza crust or a toasted slice of a real grainy bread, if that makes any sense at all. So wondering if Victory will give me that edge I'm looking for.

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Old 12-18-2012, 05:12 PM   #2
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Sounds awesome. Liquid pizza crust..mmmm. I've never made such a brew but if I were here is how I would start.
I'd go:
60% Wheat Malt
35% Base Malt/2 Row (maybe try Maris Otter) if you are looking for something grainier/toastier.
5% Victory
1oz Noble Hop at 60
1oz Noble Hop at 10
Clean Ale Yeast

Why Not?

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Old 12-18-2012, 05:21 PM   #3
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I believe that Lagunitas lil sumpin sumpin has victory in the grain bill, from what I read in byo in its IPA 2.0 article. They posted the recipe, I'd like to brew it.

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Old 12-18-2012, 08:24 PM   #4
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I'd just sub out all of the base malt for light munich. This is similar to what I do with dunkelweizen and it is quite toasty, I also add a pound of dark munich. If you want added flavor add some victory as well.

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Old 12-19-2012, 03:06 PM   #5
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Sounds awesome. Liquid pizza crust..mmmm. I've never made such a brew but if I were here is how I would start.
I'd go:
60% Wheat Malt
35% Base Malt/2 Row (maybe try Maris Otter) if you are looking for something grainier/toastier.
5% Victory
1oz Noble Hop at 60
1oz Noble Hop at 10
Clean Ale Yeast

Why Not?
This is along the lines of what I was going to put together. Was going to split 50/50 wheat malt and marris otter and then a small % Victory. However, I'm intrigued by the idea of a toasty dunkelweizen after reading jlpred55's reply.

Would something like this make any sense?

55% wheat malt
25% maris otter
10% dark munic
5% victory
5% flaked wheat
1oz hallertau@60
.25 hallertau @ 15
.25 hallertau @ 5

(i like some hop spice/aroma)
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:58 PM   #6
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This is along the lines of what I was going to put together. Was going to split 50/50 wheat malt and marris otter and then a small % Victory. However, I'm intrigued by the idea of a toasty dunkelweizen after reading jlpred55's reply.

Would something like this make any sense?

55% wheat malt
25% maris otter
10% dark munic
5% victory
5% flaked wheat
1oz hallertau@60
.25 hallertau @ 15
.25 hallertau @ 5

(i like some hop spice/aroma)
I like it. What yeast? Remember we are trying to get pizza crust here. Maybe an English strain to get a little diacytel (sp) as pizza crust is often brushed with butter.
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:41 PM   #7
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I like it. What yeast? Remember we are trying to get pizza crust here. Maybe an English strain to get a little diacytel (sp) as pizza crust is often brushed with butter.
I like the suggestion! But never been a big fan of butter, even on popcorn. Going to try this as-is with a yeast that fits the style and with any luck I'll get that toasty grainy chewy beer I'm after. If I don't, something tells me I'll enjoy drinking this anyway. Cheers!
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