Originally Posted by Schnitzengiggle
I have just brewed this as a converted AG recipe, if it turns out well, I will post the AG recipe. I must say this extract recipe was very well received by my friends and family.
AG recipe came out really crapily compared to the extract version, I would suggest steeping your roasted grains rather than mashing them to reduce the bitterness.
I think the roasted grains caused my pH to fall well below 5.0, however, I had no way of checking it.
Regardless, the beer is overly bitter, somewhat acrid, the mouthfeel is nice and thick like I wanted, but overall, this beer needs some improvement on the AG recipe.
Having said that, I just dipped into water modification, and brewed a North English Brown, so I will wait to taste the results in that beer, but building water to suit this recipe may also be key in its improvement.