Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > Grain bill for nutty amber ale.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-31-2012, 03:38 PM   #1
NickT1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Johannesburg, Gaueteng
Posts: 21
Liked 5 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Looking to brew my first all grain nutty amber ale. What is your take on my grain bill ?

5 Gallon batch

7.3 lbs 2 Row
0.9 lbs Cara munich Type 3 (C60)
0.4 lbs Belguim Coffee Malt
0.4 lbs Cara aroma (C115)
0.44 lbs Cara pils

I'll ferment with Nottingham dry yeast and lightly hop with Fuggles.

Opinion and advise welcomed.

__________________
NickT1 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-01-2012, 11:38 PM   #2
MachineShopBrewing
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Montrose, MN
Posts: 1,053
Liked 66 Times on 53 Posts
Likes Given: 38

Default

If you are looking for nutty, then I would go with an English base malt such as Marris Otter. I would try something like this if you are looking for a nice, rich nutty amber-

Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 80.00 %
Biscuit Malt (23.0 SRM) Grain 8.00 %
Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 8.00 %
Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) Grain 4.00 %

__________________
MachineShopBrewing is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-02-2012, 08:33 AM   #3
NickT1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Johannesburg, Gaueteng
Posts: 21
Liked 5 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Thanks for the advise. Do you think I need to add a bit of cara pils. Some brown ales seem a little thin and lack body ?

__________________
NickT1 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-02-2012, 11:44 AM   #4
MachineShopBrewing
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Montrose, MN
Posts: 1,053
Liked 66 Times on 53 Posts
Likes Given: 38

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NickT1 View Post
Thanks for the advise. Do you think I need to add a bit of cara pils. Some brown ales seem a little thin and lack body ?
You could. It really depends on what your OG target is, and what you mash at. If you target somewhere in the 1.050's and mash 155-156F you should have some body.
__________________
MachineShopBrewing 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
Determining Grain Bill: extract eff vs. grain yield gjmonty All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 0 12-30-2011 02:52 PM
Nutty flavor charateristic in all grain porter kristophelr All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 6 10-02-2011 11:37 PM
Cream Ale all-grain grain bill screwup - what to do? bitmask Recipes/Ingredients 4 09-24-2011 02:43 PM
Amber Trinity; 3-grain amber ale experiment kgb_operative Recipes/Ingredients 6 04-12-2011 08:20 AM
First foray into All Grain - Is my grain bill too weak? Bradinator All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 13 02-22-2011 12:17 AM