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Old 05-13-2010, 07:06 PM   #1
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Is there a way to convert the flavor profile of common 2-row to Maris Otter? Can I just add some Biscuit?

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Old 05-13-2010, 07:48 PM   #2
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Adding amber, biscuit, or home-toasting a bit of the malt seems to do a little something, however: nothing can get you that taste perfect, better to just get some MO.
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:02 PM   #3
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5% biscuit or amber if you can't get MO.
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Old 05-14-2010, 11:25 AM   #4
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No, you cannot simply add some Biscuit. It's not that simple.

Nothing can really replicate the flavor of Maris Otter except...Maris Otter. Many brewers, for reasons of economy, try this end-around. Those brewers might get close, but they'll all fail to a greater or lesser extent. Frankly, I don't know why they bother. It's a hobby; why cheap out?

If you want that flavor, go and get some Maris Otter.

Good luck!

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