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Old 05-20-2010, 04:16 PM   #1
Apr 2009
BC Canada
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8bs Maris Otter
1lb Aromatic
1lb Honey Malt
1lb Biscuit
.5lb Crystal 60L
.5lb Carapils
.25lb Chocolate Malt

.5oz Nugget @60 mins 11%
1oz Goldings @ 5 mins 4.5%

Danstar Windsor Yeast

Looking for a complex bold malt character... whaddaya think? LHBS guy says looks good... but Ive been questioning his knowledge and integrity lately.

Im not sure how the 1lb of each the biscuit and aromatic will taste. Ive only used aromatic once before and its not yet out of the carboy
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Old 05-20-2010, 07:13 PM   #2
Oct 2007
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I gotta tell ya the 1 lb of honey malt seems to be WAY TOO MUCH. Do some reading on it and you'll read that even a few oz. will impart a sweet honey taste. I did a honey brown and used 4 oz. (1/4 lb) in conjunction with 8 oz. of caramel malt and it came out sweet with a honey character, not enough to be cloying, but enough where i might take out an oz or 2 of the honey malt. Be careful with biscuit as a lb may be a lot also, but with that I can't base experience although I've used it enough, just don't remember what amount is good by others' opinions. Here was my recipe and i loved it.
Honey-Nut Brown

Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Boil Volume: 6.92 gal Boil Time: 60 min
Actual Efficiency: 72.5 %

Ingredients Amount Item Type % or IBU
8.25 lb Pale Ale Malt 2-Row (Briess) (3.5 SRM) Grain 79.3 %
0.78 lb Oats, Flaked (1.0 SRM) Grain 7.5 %
0.40 lb Caramel Malt - 60L (Briess) (60.0 SRM) Grain 3.8 %
0.38 lb Victory Malt (biscuit) (Briess) (28.0 SRM) Grain 3.6 %
0.25 lb Chocolate Malt (450.0 SRM) Grain 2.4 %
0.25 lb Honey Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 2.4 %
0.10 lb Caramel Malt - 120L (Briess) (120.0 SRM) Grain 1.0 %
1.00 oz Fuggles [4.50%] (60 min) Hops 18.3 IBU
1.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00%] (15 min) Hops 5.4 IBU
1 Pkgs London Ale (Wyeast Labs #1028) Yeast-Ale

Mashed at 154 for 60
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