I am trying to perfect an Arrogant Bastard clone. After listening to JZ's brewcast, and brewing Yooper's crystal 120 Clone I am hoping to make an amalgam. I'd like to substitute some of my raisins, I mean Crystal 120 for some Crystal 150. Here is the bill I used for my previous version:
15.33 lbs of 2-row
2 lbs of Crystal 120
4 oz of Chinook (13.1%) (2 oz at 50, 1 oz at 10, 1 oz at knockout)
In my attempt:
- I would say that it finished high (at 1.20) better attenuation would have helped.
- The aroma hops and overall hop kick was not there.
- The malt complexity is minimal.
- Holy raisins batman!
JZ is convinced there is 150 in there. I think I am too. What proportions of 120/150 should I go for? Half and half? Any help would be appreciated.
P.S. JZ Recommends:
14 lbs 2 - row
0.88 lbs Crystal 150
0.44 lbs Crystal 80
0.44 lbs Crystal 40
0.44 lbs Crystal 15