Originally Posted by Dcmpres
Hey Yoopers, kudos' for a great recipe. I have brewed the extract version twice with great thesuccess <hiccup> and now I want to give this a try for my first AG brew. My LHBS carries everything except TF Amber malt and I cannot find any online, either. So my question to you.. what would be a good substitution for the Fawcett Amber malt? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Well, in descending order of preference (and I've brewed this beer many, many times in various permutations): TF amber malt; crisp amber malt; aromatic malt; biscuit malt; victory malt; crystal 60L malt; maris otter.
They've all been great, as this beer is about the hopping. But my favorite version has been with the Thomas Fawcett amber malt, by a lot. The second best was with Crisp amber malt. If I was out of amber malt, though, the aromatic malt version was very nice and I really liked the victory malt version as well.
I think I used brown malt in one, but I can't find those notes so I can't prove that.