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Old 03-06-2013, 02:09 AM   #1
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A couple of weeks ago I brews what I thought was a Kona fire rock recipe with the following grain bill:

8.1 lb. pale malt, paris otter
.9 lb. munich malt
.45 lb. Honey Malt
.25 lb, Cara-pils

O.G-1.047
F.G-1.006

Judging by the comparison the color is not even close, not sure if the brew store gave me the wrong malts. It taste fine, just not what I expected. It was my first all-grain, so its not that bad.

Any ideas?

kona.jpg   pale.jpg  
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You didn't use any darker crystal malts, and very little Munich malt (which imparts an orange color). Your picture looks like what I would expect with your grainbill.

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So if I was going to get the bill more like the Kona, How would I change the grain bill?

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So if I was going to get the bill more like the Kona, How would I change the grain bill?
I haven't had that beer in ages- but I do remember it being a bit darker. Maybe some crystal 60L would match the color.
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Just squirt some red food coloring in it and call it good.

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I think there's a very good chance the brew suppy forgot the Munich all together. Unless there are multiple kinds.

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I think there's a very good chance the brew suppy forgot the Munich all together. Unless there are multiple kinds.
Well, there are! But it's most common to use "regular" Munich malt, which has an SRM of about 9. It does give a slight orange-y hue, but you'd need more than that to get a darker colored beer.
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Thanks for the advice yooper. So if I wanted to get closer to the original recipe some German Munich would be the way to go?

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I plugged those numbers in to Tastybrew's calculator and it came out more like yous than the sample.

I would say add more Munich,,, something like:

6 lb. pale malt, paris otter
3 lb. munich malt
.45 lb. Honey Malt
.25 lb, Cara-pils
You can compare the two later and see if we are headed in the right direction..
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I scaled it down from an 11 gallon recipe. Not sure if my calculations were off there. I just divided 5/11 got . 45 and scaled everything based on that.

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