Originally Posted by Calder
Three items stand out to me:
1) What type of smoked malt are you using? If it's peat smoked, you have way too much; I would use about 4 ozs in 5 gallons for a nice flavor. If it's cherry or beechwood, you are probably in the ball-park.
2) I think you are low on Chocolate malt. I'd double it.
3) Why only 1.5 gallons.
1) Just noticed my LHBS doesn't carry smoked malt. MIdWest has a Briss malt smoked on Cherry wood. Guess I'd order a pound. So what do you think about 12 oz of this one?
2) I'll try that in Beersmith and see what it looks like.
3) I like lots of different beers to drink. This is a good size produces about 12 bottles and I don't have to worry about going thru 50 bottles of something I'm not crazy about. I'm pretty much designing my own and could get something I don't like.
Right now I'm stuck w/10 bottles of a sweet stout I made in a 5 gal batch. Came out two sweet. I gave away a lot, but still drink maybe one a week. I like the idea of a variety in my pipeline and drinking fridge. As you see below I have a lot to choose when I open my fridge. :-)
Thanks for the advise.
Kaiser Ridge Brewing
Fermenting: SN Celebration Clone
Bottle Conditioning: Irish Red Ale
Bottle Conditioning: German IPA
Bottle in the refer: German Dry Stout
Bottle in the refer: Wai`anae SummerAle Ale
Bottled in the refer: Old Glory Am. Stout
Bottled in the refer: GermanImperialStout