malt extracts - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Extract Brewing > malt extracts

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-26-2006, 05:58 AM   #1
ruppe
Recipes 
 
Aug 2006
Posts: 101
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts



I did a quick search, and found nothing. Does anyone know where I can find what exactly is used to make amber and dark malt extracts. I'm an extract+grains brewer. I read somewhere that when making darker brews, it's best to use light malt extract plus darker grains to make dark brews (ie, porters, stouts), so you know exactly what you're working with. I've made some good porters and stouts from various recipes using amber and dark ME, but would like to be able to create some of my own based on all grain recipes. As it stands, I can't go to AG right now, and I made a brew that called for like 4# grains for a partial mash, and it was pushing my capabilities. If I new what dark grains were used to make the darker MEs, I could use them and compensate accordingly. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2006, 06:00 AM   #2
ruppe
Recipes 
 
Aug 2006
Posts: 101
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


I forgot to mention, I'm pretty sure my lhbs repackages bulk Munton & Fison in 1 qt containers, which is what I normally use.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2006, 12:28 AM   #3
clayof2day
 
clayof2day's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2005
Madison, WI
Posts: 566
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by ruppe
I read somewhere that when making darker brews, it's best to use light malt extract plus darker grains to make dark brews (ie, porters, stouts), so you know exactly what you're working with. I've made some good porters and stouts from various recipes using amber and dark ME, but would like to be able to create some of my own based on all grain recipes.
You already said it!! Buy enough light malt extract to cover the potential extract from 2 row in the recipe and use the ammounts of specialty grains listed (as long as it doesn't need to be mashed, see here http://www.howtobrew.com/section2/chapter12-1.html). Sounds like you're well on your way to making great beer!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2006, 06:11 AM   #4
magno
 
magno's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2006
Austin, TX
Posts: 900
Liked 9 Times on 6 Posts


Im not positive, but I believe the color of darker extracts is achieved through carmelization.

- magno

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2006, 02:21 PM   #5
Blender
 
Blender's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2006
Santa Cruz, CA.
Posts: 3,106
Liked 8 Times on 5 Posts


Here is link to the Briess malting company website. They list the ingredients of some of their products. http://www.briess.com/brew/products.shtml#extract
__________________
Gary

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Malt Extracts...Where to Buy? Lunarpancake Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 10-24-2009 02:36 AM
Mixing Malt Extracts... vulture165 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 04-17-2009 02:04 AM
Malt Extracts jharres Recipes/Ingredients 1 01-30-2009 12:47 PM
Dry Malt Extracts ? LoonyBrew Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 10-19-2008 02:29 PM
Different Extracts/malt help? Kiwi_Jonno Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 17 05-01-2008 02:26 PM


Forum Jump