Originally Posted by SRTBREW
I think a porter is supposed to have that roasted bite from the black patent. I would keep it and add the chocolate.
I recently did an oatmeal stout with .5lb black patent, .5lb chocolate and it came out just roastey enough.
+1 On using lighter extract and letting the grains darken the wort. You may need to bump the amount of steeping grains though.
Hmm ok, I will grab some chocolate grain as well. So if I added 1/2 lb chocolate grain, and changed the black patent to 1/4 lb it should be ok? Gonna be a exp batch hope works out ok!
About the Light LME, I thought dark and light had similar flavours? And that the only real difference was the colour, and a slight taste? They were the same price so I only really got darker for colour, and maybe a maltier taste?
Does everyone think the hops are ok?