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Old 03-11-2013, 09:26 PM   #1
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6 lbs. American 2 row
6 lbs. English 2 row
2 lbs. 60L malt
1 lb. biscuit malt
1/2 lb. honey malt
1 lb. flaked maize
1/2 oz. Kent Golding 4.9%alpha (60min)
1/2 oz. Saaz whole leaf 7.8%alpha (60min)
Irish moss (15min)
1/2 oz. Czech Saaz pellets (5min)

1/2 oz. Saaz whole leaf 7.8%alpha dry hopped into secondary fermentor

Mash 90 minutes at 156F

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Old 03-11-2013, 11:43 PM   #2
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It looks like a lot of crystal and biscuit. I would cut the crystal down to 1 lb. Maybe cut the biscuit to 6-12oz. What are you trying to make? Is this going to be a lager or ale? Depending on what you are going for you might want to lower the mash to 152-154

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I was shooting for a malty brown ale.

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Old 03-13-2013, 10:38 PM   #4
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If you are going for a brown ale, your going to need some darker grains. I would still recommend cutting the crystal in half and mashing at 154 especially if using a lower attenuating English yeast. If you are going for a brown ale I would add 12-16oz of brown malt and using marris otter as the base malt.

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