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Old 01-24-2007, 09:06 PM   #1
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I will be brewing an extract with grain amber clone. The recipe called for crystal malt (80 L) . I goofed the order and have something way off,but I picked up some (90L) at lhbs, how much differance will it make in the taste. I was thinking of replacing about 10% with pale ale malt. the grains are 1lb. munich- 0.5lb crystal(80L)-0.5lb caraplis. Any thoughts besides dumb guy ordering ?!

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Old 01-24-2007, 09:09 PM   #2
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Don't worry too much. If you're worried just reduce a little and compensate with other grains.

Colour is not an exact science it depends on all sorts of things.

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Old 01-24-2007, 11:52 PM   #3
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I wouldn't think it would make a huge difference in taste. Now if you were using 120 instead of 40, you'd notice. I don't think a 10L difference in crystal would be that apparent unless you have one sophisticated beer palate. Then again, I've never tried 2 batches with that change side-by-side. My goal is to have enough space to brew two 5 gallon batches of beer with differences such as this just to see what subtle changes are perceptable.

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Old 01-25-2007, 12:02 AM   #4
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You may have to do many.. many ...many .....comparisons to notice the differences What were we comparing? THanks for the replies.

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Old 01-25-2007, 01:42 AM   #5
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80L vs. 90L is just about undetectable.

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