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Old 04-30-2009, 05:57 AM   #1
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Hi all,

As far as I am aware, darker grades of crystal malts should generally not exceed 5% of the total grain bill for most styles.
Is this also true for Mild Ales/Brown ales?
The malt I am using is 60 - 120 °EBC.
Can I use 10% of this grade in my malt bill?

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Old 04-30-2009, 10:45 AM   #2
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The malt I am using is 60 - 120 °EBC.
Can I use 10% of this grade in my malt bill?
Yes, and 120 EBC is not very dark - that's ~60șL. The amount of crystal I can tolerate seems to have a lot to do with attenuation. An aggressive yeast can mow down a lot the sweetness.
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