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Old 04-17-2007, 10:11 PM   #1
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I have the ingredients for an All Malt Amber, should I do it as is or should I add for better flavor?

1.5 lb Hopped Amber extract
2 lbs coopers light DME
1 oz cascade

OG 1.042
FG 1.10
bittering units 13.0

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Old 04-18-2007, 12:24 AM   #2
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If you really want to up the flavor a little bit on both the malt and hop ends, I might recommend the following:

Add 1 lb. crystal malt (steep in 150-160 degree water for 30 mins)

Add 1 oz. of Cascade (add the first 1 oz. at the beginning of your hour long boil, and the last 1 oz. in the last 2 minutes of your boil.)

A couple simple improvements that could really enhance the body and flavor of your beer. If you're not sure of anything, please feel free to ask.

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Old 04-18-2007, 12:29 AM   #3
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1/2 lb of Victory or Biscuit malt might be nice instead of the Crystal.

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Old 04-18-2007, 07:59 AM   #4
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Thanks....It is a kit and I bought it before I knew better....After listening to all of you, I figured it would be a bit flat, but wanted to make it since I had it. I figured there must be a way to kick it up

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Old 04-18-2007, 08:03 AM   #5
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Does it tell you what kind of hops are in the in extract? Those pre-hopped extracts seem wierd to me.

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Old 04-18-2007, 08:08 AM   #6
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Its put out by Muntons, but unfortunately all it says is"Carefully blended with choicest English hops"

A case of I wish I knew more before I bought it

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This may be a dumb question....Do you think there may be something I have laying around the house that might be good and make fora unique beer?

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This may be a dumb question....Do you think there may be something I have laying around the house that might be good and make fora unique beer?

hard to say with out know what you have laying around the house...

The likely answer is yes.
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hard to say with out know what you have laying around the house...

The likely answer is yes.
You know I fully expected that very answer...Thanks for not letting me down

How 'bout anything that I might pick up at my local market
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You know I fully expected that very answer...Thanks for not letting me down

How 'bout anything that I might pick up at my local market

Depends on what you are looking to do, you might want to be more specific. There are recipes for brews containing all sorts of spices, fruits, extracts, sweets, vegis, flora and fauna, flavorings and so on.

edit: check through some of these...there are more than a few with some interesting ingredients

http://www.stoutbillys.com/stout/RECIPENS.htm
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