Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway - Enter Now!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > SRM help

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-01-2014, 12:58 PM   #1
exc503
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 110
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default SRM help

I brewed an English bitter/ special bitter, and it came out way darker than expected. I used marris otter as the base malt. And only about 2 oz of chocolate malt for color in a 5 gallon batch. It also used demara sugar. Any thoughts on what would have caused the darkness? I didn't think that the ingredients would be that dark as to cause the shift. And beersmith estimated it to be pretty middle of the road.

Sent from my SCH-I545 using Home Brew mobile app

__________________
exc503 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-01-2014, 01:03 PM   #2
JustLooking
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 395
Liked 49 Times on 37 Posts
Likes Given: 33

Default

Are you going by what it looks like in your fermenter or what the finished beer looks like in a glass? It will always appear darker when looking at a large volume.

__________________
JustLooking is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-01-2014, 01:07 PM   #3
hotspurdotus
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Morgantown, WV
Posts: 192
Liked 28 Times on 22 Posts
Likes Given: 41

Default

Is it already kegged or bottled?

Can you upload a pic of the beer?

__________________
hotspurdotus is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-01-2014, 01:46 PM   #4
exc503
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 110
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Finished beer in glass. I can't at the moment. Quiet day at work, lol. Bottled, and I have been enjoying it. It tastes good, just dark , real dark almost black.

Sent from my SCH-I545 using Home Brew mobile app

__________________
exc503 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-01-2014, 02:19 PM   #5
RM-MN
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Solway, MN
Posts: 6,532
Liked 721 Times on 605 Posts
Likes Given: 227

Default

Light chocolate malt or dark?

__________________
RM-MN is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-01-2014, 02:41 PM   #6
BigEd
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 2,338
Liked 114 Times on 101 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by exc503 View Post
I brewed an English bitter/ special bitter, and it came out way darker than expected. I used marris otter as the base malt. And only about 2 oz of chocolate malt for color in a 5 gallon batch. It also used demara sugar. Any thoughts on what would have caused the darkness? I didn't think that the ingredients would be that dark as to cause the shift. And beersmith estimated it to be pretty middle of the road.

Sent from my SCH-I545 using Home Brew mobile app

Without a better description of the color or, even better, a picture it's very difficult to give a firm answer. Also it would be extremely helpful to know the entire recipe, like other malts (crystal) and boil time. IMO two ounces of chocolate in a five gallon beer is a significant amount. Enough to possibly push to the edge of light brown depending on other factors.
__________________
BigEd is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-01-2014, 03:43 PM   #7
exc503
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 110
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

8.5# MO
1# caramalt
1.7oz choc malt.
.75# dememara sugar (@ flameout)

I'll have to get a pic tonight.

Sent from my SCH-I545 using Home Brew mobile app

__________________
exc503 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools