Originally Posted by mrrrkva
I went to the beer store and asked for Roasted Barley unmalted. They gave me Flaked Barley Unmalted. I have already brewed the beer and was looking over the recipe. I believe I was supposed to use Roasted Barley Unmalted NOT Flaked. What are the taste differences? Below was my recipe.
12 Lbs marris otter
4 Lbs Vienna
12 oz Roasted barley unmalted (I used flaked barley unmalted)
7 oz caramel 120l
2 oz fuggle hops at 60 min
1 0z syrian goldings at 15 min.
Flaked barley and roasted barley are NOT the same thing at all. Roasted barley has a distinct roasty flavor.
Here's Briess' description of their roasted barley:
Flavor: Coffee, intense bitter, dry
Characteristics: Contributes color and rich, sharp flavor characteristic of Stouts and some Porters. Impacts foam color.
Flaked barley contributes to head retention and foam stability, but NOT to flavor like roasted barley does.