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Old 01-13-2010, 07:40 PM   #1
Dec 2009
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I was planning on making a recipe for an ESB from Jamil's book, where he uses 0.5 lbs Crystal 15 L and 0.25 lbs Crystal 120 L for steeping grains.

Problem is, I don't have access to any Crystal other than 60 and 120, as well as Carapils (which is 10 L, I think). Should I just use the Carapils as a substitue for the 15? Is the only difference between the two 5 L in color and a bit of flavor?

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Old 01-13-2010, 08:11 PM   #2
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You could use either, but I would go with maybe .35 of the;s gonna increase your color, but thats ok w an ESB. I just think the Cara is a little light for an ESB.

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Old 01-13-2010, 08:12 PM   #3
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Maybe 1/2 cara and 1/2 60L.

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