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Old 04-25-2012, 01:15 AM   #1
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Im planning on brewing a dry stout. Here in mexico Im not able to get maris otter, can I add 2row base malt instead? Or is it really necesary to use maris otter?

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I think subbing a couple lbs of biscuit malt will help match the bready quality of Marris otter malt.

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no biscuit malt either.
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You can use two-row, and maybe try toasting a couple of pounds of it, to sort of emulate maris otter. It won't be the same, but it would still be very good in a stout!

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You can use two-row, and maybe try toasting a couple of pounds of it, to sort of emulate maris otter. It won't be the same, but it would still be very good in a stout!
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I am drinking an English Bitter made with home roasted 2 row right now. I love Maris Otter, but was out and my wallet said it was a bad idea to go to the LHBS. There are some good threads on here regarding roasting 2 row. It is very easy.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f36/home...needed-138483/
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Toast some two row, or if you can get buiscuit,victory.Golden Promise is your best bet if you can get that. Im a fan of brown malt especially in dark beers.There is amber malt too which is basically toasted malt i think. I think they are all different though really so there is no real sub just some similarites that create a different subtle character. If you compared them side by side you probably would see the difference.It may be harder to notice a difference anyway in a stout though maybe. Its the same way as different crystal malts-they have differences. Like carahell compared to crystal 15-20 or something. I think i preferr the belgian crystal malts going by the beers ive tried that have used them.

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