Hey every1 Im looking for some feedback/critique of a monster Baltic I want to do. I want to make something like the smuttynose baltic. big, dark fruit, raisiny, biscuity, chocolatey and smokey!!! gets me thirsty just typing it!!
so i also want to try to lager for the 1st time. i have a spare fridge that i can get down to 35-40.
this is what grains I have lying around and figured a big baltic could probably use all of this, but I may be overdoing it...
% Weight Weight (lbs) Grain Gravity Points Color
52.8% 9.50 Marris otter 54.2 4.8
5.6 % 1.00 Canadian Honey Malt 4.5 5.0
5.6 % 1.00 German Smoked 5.5 1.8
5.6 % 1.00 briess vienna American Six-row Pale 5.3 0.4
5.6 % 1.00 Belgian Special B 4.4 44.2
5.6 % 1.00 Belgian Biscuit 4.5 4.6
5.6 % 1.00 Belgian Chocolate 4.4 99.6
5.6 % 1.00 American Chocolate 4.4 70.0
2.8 % 0.50 Flaked Oats 2.5 0.2
5.6 % 1.00 fawcett Brown 4.8 14.0
i also have a lb of caramel 120 but i figure the special B is similar, right?
I need some hop suggestions Im figuring 1 hop addition in the beginning of boil. fuggles? warrior? willamette? ek goldings? about 2oz?
this is more of a specialty beer i figure than any speciific bjcp catagory.
Im shooting for something 9% ABV
also need a lager yeast suggestion.
and if someone wants to go into lagering do's and donts, please do. im pretty new to all this so any info is much appreciated.