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Old 10-20-2009, 12:37 PM   #1
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I have 11.5 pounds of american two row and half a pound of Crystal 10 already crushed in a bag together.

I was going to make a blonde ale but now I want to make some kind of seasonal or interesting beer.

Can you help me turn this into a new beer recipe by adding some specialty grains??

What would you make if you had this to start with??
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Old 10-20-2009, 12:48 PM   #2

Add some roasted barley and chocolate malt, some lactose and brew up a cream stout for the holidays. If you look in the recipe database here you'll find some great recipes.

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Old 10-20-2009, 12:53 PM   #3
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Cream Stout is a good idea. You could also add some darker crystal (maybe some 80 and 120), bit of victory, and some spices to make a holiday beer. Get yourself a nice dark amber ale and spice it, or if you're me, hop the daylights out of it and call that your holiday beer.

Alternatively, you could make an IPA, a la Celebration Ale, which wouldn't require a whole lot of change to your grain bill.
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Old 10-20-2009, 12:59 PM   #4
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I'd add a few things and make a Belgian-style beer.

Add a pound of malted wheat, a half-pound of Biscuit, 4 oz of Special B and 2 oz Roasted Barley (for color).

1.068 / 16.5P - 5.5 gallons to fermenter

Bitter to 25-30 IBU. Finish with a generous helping of Goldings (I like East Kent, but Styrians work well too).

Ferment with Wyeast 3522, Belgian Ardennes.

Bottle condition to 3 volumes.

Just a thought!

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Old 10-20-2009, 01:41 PM   #5
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I knew I would get some good ideas from you guys. Cream Stout sounds pretty good actually.
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