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Old 09-05-2011, 06:13 PM   #1
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Default Briess amber extract for brown ale

Hey all. Hope everyones holiday is going well. I just got back from LHBS and got what I need to make a nut brown ale (recipe below). I saw online that the briess amber extract that I bought is made with Crystal 60L.

1. Do you think all this amber extract will throw off the balance of the beer for this 5.25 gallon batch (considering I've got 1/2 lb of additional Crystal 60 in the recipe)?

2. Should I just err on the side of caution and just replace the amber extract with light or extra light extract?


6 lbs 10.6 oz Amber Liquid Extract (12.5 SRM) Extract 6 61.0 %
2 lbs Amber Dry Extract [Boil for15 min](12.5 SRM) Dry Extract 8 18.3 %
4.0 oz Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 5 2.3 %
8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 3 4.6 %
8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 2 4.6 %
6.1 oz Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 4 3.5 %
1.75 oz Cluster [7.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 7 23.0 IBUs
0.50 oz Fuggles [4.50 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 9 2.1 IBUs
0.50 oz Fuggles [4.50 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 10 0.8 IBUs
1.0 pkg Nottingham (Danstar #-) [23.66 ml] Yeast 11 -
10.1 oz Victory Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 1 5.8 %

Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.064 SG Measured Original Gravity: 1.046 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.015 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.010 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 6.5 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 4.7 %
Bitterness: 31.7 IBUs Calories: 151.6 kcal/12oz
Est Color: 19.9 SRM

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Old 09-05-2011, 09:03 PM   #2
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Amber extract will be fine. It also has some Munich malt. I think you need more Chocolate malt. 4 oz of 350L is light.

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Im so much worried about the color with the chocolate malt as much as the taste I get from it. I don't want it to impart too much of a roast characteristic. You think upping the chocolate to 6 oz or 8 oz would help balance it out without it being too roasty?

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I'd just use dark DME to get the color and simplify the recipe. Others on the forum may cringe. But yes, I don't think 4 oz of 350L Chocolate malt will add enough flavor.

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