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Old 06-19-2009, 04:02 PM   #1
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a few months ago I picked up a couple cans (one hopped one unhopped) of John Bull dark malt extract and ended up making an excellent schwarzbier with it. I see that the John Bull brand has been discontinued. Should I despair of even recreating this excellent beer or does anyone know of a comparable alternative?

I've since made an ale with a couple cans of muntons dark and it doesn't seem nearly as dark a beer as what the john bull made.

Any advice is appreciated.


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Do you like to steep some roasted grains and use light malt extract to make it?
You can reproduce or make something excellent with this method.
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Use the Muntons and steep 4 ounces of Carafa III (a de-husked dark roast).
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