Last week to Enter the Spike Brewing 20 Gallon Sight Glass Kettle Giveaway!



Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Gain Malt question
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-14-2012, 07:28 PM   #1
BrewKid
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Lexington, KY
Posts: 58
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default Gain Malt question

I'm always trying to revise my RIS recipe and make it more of a Scottish style stout. Just what I've always loved. Belhaven Stout is by far my favorite.

So my question is, the recipe calls for 19lbs of British pale ale malt. Could I use instead of British pale ale malt, use British Golden Promise?

Anyone out there know enough about malt grains to answer this question?

__________________
BrewKid is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-14-2012, 07:44 PM   #2
beerman0001
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: virginia beach, virginia
Posts: 984
Liked 18 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

That would work great since you are going for a Scottish style.

__________________
Fermenting.
On tap: World wide lager, Dopelbock, Apfelwein, American Wheat, DFH 90, Dortmunder export, Skeeterpee, Chinook/Citra ipa.
Waiting on a tap. Maibock, Two Hearted, Pliny the elder, Chimay White, Roggenbrier, DFH60
Fermenting:Apfelwein
On Deck:
Hiding in dark corner: Lambic, Flanders red, Oud Bruin, DFH 120(in bottles)
beerman0001 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-14-2012, 07:44 PM   #3
duboman
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Glenview, IL
Posts: 6,351
Liked 503 Times on 465 Posts
Likes Given: 226

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BrewKid
I'm always trying to revise my RIS recipe and make it more of a Scottish style stout. Just what I've always loved. Belhaven Stout is by far my favorite.

So my question is, the recipe calls for 19lbs of British pale ale malt. Could I use instead of British pale ale malt, use British Golden Promise?

Anyone out there know enough about malt grains to answer this question?
Try using WY1728 Scottish ale yeast as well!
__________________
Nothing Left to do but smile and drink beer.....

The Commune Brewing Company-Perfecting the "art" of beer since 2010
duboman is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-14-2012, 07:45 PM   #4
barrooze
Feedback Score: 7 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Pearland, TX
Posts: 2,352
Liked 114 Times on 96 Posts
Likes Given: 146

Default

Golden Promise will definitely work. Go for it!

__________________
Kegged: Flanders Blonde, Saison (Belle Saison), Festbier (ECY15), Night Howl Pumpkin Ale Primary: Pale ale, Ginger Beer Souring: Sour Brown (ECY01), BOSON on Rhubarb On Deck: Zombie Dust clone On the Horizon: Epic Pale ale clone, Atrial Rubicite clone (ECY20) Updated: 2015/02/07
Untappd: barrooze
barrooze is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-14-2012, 07:54 PM   #5
BrewKid
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Lexington, KY
Posts: 58
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by duboman View Post
Try using WY1728 Scottish ale yeast as well!
I'm actually already using WY1728

THANKS EVERYONE! I definitely will try it.
__________________
BrewKid is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-14-2012, 07:58 PM   #6
barrooze
Feedback Score: 7 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Pearland, TX
Posts: 2,352
Liked 114 Times on 96 Posts
Likes Given: 146

Default

Are you doing anything to your water to get it closer to a Scottish water profile?

__________________
Kegged: Flanders Blonde, Saison (Belle Saison), Festbier (ECY15), Night Howl Pumpkin Ale Primary: Pale ale, Ginger Beer Souring: Sour Brown (ECY01), BOSON on Rhubarb On Deck: Zombie Dust clone On the Horizon: Epic Pale ale clone, Atrial Rubicite clone (ECY20) Updated: 2015/02/07
Untappd: barrooze
barrooze is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-14-2012, 08:00 PM   #7
BrewKid
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Lexington, KY
Posts: 58
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Not really. I have no idea about Scottish water profiles. Any suggestions?

__________________
BrewKid is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-14-2012, 08:02 PM   #8
barrooze
Feedback Score: 7 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Pearland, TX
Posts: 2,352
Liked 114 Times on 96 Posts
Likes Given: 146

Default

In How To Brew, Palmer has the Edinburgh water profile: http://www.howtobrew.com/section3/chapter15-2.html

Look at Table 15. Here's his description of the water:

Edinburgh - Think of misty Scottish evenings and you think of strong Scottish ale - dark ruby highlights, a sweet malty beer with a mellow hop finish. The water is similar to London's but with a bit more bicarbonate and sulfate, making a beer that can embrace a heavier malt body while using less hops to achieve balance.

Here's a good thread talking about water profiles and calculators:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f128/bre...-tools-131443/

__________________
Kegged: Flanders Blonde, Saison (Belle Saison), Festbier (ECY15), Night Howl Pumpkin Ale Primary: Pale ale, Ginger Beer Souring: Sour Brown (ECY01), BOSON on Rhubarb On Deck: Zombie Dust clone On the Horizon: Epic Pale ale clone, Atrial Rubicite clone (ECY20) Updated: 2015/02/07
Untappd: barrooze
barrooze is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-14-2012, 08:16 PM   #9
BrewKid
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Lexington, KY
Posts: 58
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

I have that book and remember reading that section before.

But I'm still clueless as to how I would change my waters composition to match that of Edinburgh.

__________________
BrewKid is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-14-2012, 08:21 PM   #10
barrooze
Feedback Score: 7 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Pearland, TX
Posts: 2,352
Liked 114 Times on 96 Posts
Likes Given: 146

Default

For the water you brew with, do you know what the water profile is? You can get this info from your city's Water Quality Report.

__________________
Kegged: Flanders Blonde, Saison (Belle Saison), Festbier (ECY15), Night Howl Pumpkin Ale Primary: Pale ale, Ginger Beer Souring: Sour Brown (ECY01), BOSON on Rhubarb On Deck: Zombie Dust clone On the Horizon: Epic Pale ale clone, Atrial Rubicite clone (ECY20) Updated: 2015/02/07
Untappd: barrooze
barrooze is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gain in ABV using Fermaid-K? dmfa200 Fermentation & Yeast 7 05-10-2010 09:18 PM
Almost ready for first all-gain batch: rice hulls question Kershner_Ale All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10 01-20-2010 02:19 PM
Dry malt, liquid malt,fresh grains rookie question howardbeach Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 03-22-2009 02:21 PM
Sparging 45 min vs 30 = BE% gain? LS_Grimmy All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 28 01-30-2008 02:35 PM
New To All Gain Water Question Lost Brews All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10 06-29-2007 01:21 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS