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Old 06-03-2009, 07:16 PM   #1
Mar 2009
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How much more 'bitter' would a beer be by upping the roasted barley amount in a stout from 2% to 6%? Sorry for the short question, typing on my Blackberry in a plane right now

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Old 06-03-2009, 07:45 PM   #2
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A little roasted barley goes a long way in any beer. The bitter raosted flavor comes through with even small amounts. If you triple the amount of roasted barley it may still turn out to be a good beer, but chances are that the bitterness of the roasted barley would completely dominate the taste profile. Usually you would want to keep the roasted barley precentage at 5% or less, so 6% would not be too crazy, but is more than enough to completely change the taste of the original recipe.


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