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Old 02-03-2011, 01:09 AM   #1
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Default Can I get flavor without all the color by steeping?

I want to use a pound of chocolate malt in my oatmel porter recipe, but my calculations put my color at 39SRM.

I was originally going to do a minimash with it and the 2-row and oats.

If I mash and then steep the chocolate, can I get the flavor without all the color?


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Old 02-03-2011, 04:07 AM   #2
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More flavor from the chocolate malt will come with more color. You could steep for less time, but you will get less flavor. You could steep with less and it will be lighter, and you will get less flavor. The two variables are linked, and I don't think you can uncouple them.

You can use pale chocolate malt instead. That will help. But if it comes down to it, I would certainly choose flavor over color.
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Why do you want it lighter? You can use less chocolate if you really do, but it's going to change the taste a fair deal. You can get color without much flavor, but it doesn't work the other way 'round, as far as I know.
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