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taa800 12-10-2010 12:24 AM

How much adjunct grains can I add?
Is there a rule of thumb or guidelines on how much adjunct grains can go in to a 5 gallon batch of beer? Would I not want to exceed a certain amount? I'm looking to do a bourbon porter and want to add 1/2 lb Caramel 60L, 1/2 lb carapils, 1 lb chocolate and 1/4 lb of black patent. I'd add this with 7 lbs of malt extract.


avidhomebrewer 12-10-2010 01:29 AM

Sounds good to me. I've made a porter with that much chocolate already and it turned out great. Exceeding a certain amount of adjunct depends upon what style of beer you are making.

taa800 12-14-2010 12:07 AM

Is there a rule of thumb as to how much weight of adjunct grains can go into a 5 gallon batch?

Malticulous 12-14-2010 12:25 AM

Those are not adjuncts. Adjuncts are anything not malted. Those are specialty grains. 20% tends to be a good limit. Sometimes adjuncts can be a majority of a beer (corn or rice.)

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