Originally Posted by Tennessee
Thanks for the input.
I am not really worried about strictly adhering to the style, so long as the wife likes the beer (this batch is per her request). Would making the changes you suggested just bring the SRMs down?....it looks like the gravity would drop some too, no?
The flaked barley will pretty much compensate for the carmel 40 and the black, so the only loss will be from scaling back the roasted barley. (I find more than an ounce/gallon to be harsh.)
You can make up for that with 1/4 lb. extra 2-row or about 3 oz. of table sugar if you'd like, but I wouldn't worry about a couple of points.