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Old 01-22-2013, 04:03 AM   #321
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This recipe appears to come out brown in color. I am looking for something like this but black in color. Any comments on adding an oz of carafa special or roast barley (ground in a coffee grinder) to add color?



 
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:30 AM   #322
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Yes, carafa special / de-bittered black will do the trick. Just out of curiosity, why?


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Old 01-22-2013, 02:40 PM   #323
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Yes, carafa special / de-bittered black will do the trick. Just out of curiosity, why?
When I found this recipe I was looking to make a mild black ale. The style fits but I had in mind a black color. I am going to brew it as is the first time and I may darken it up in the future is I feel like it.

 
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:53 PM   #324
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When I found this recipe I was looking to make a mild black ale. The style fits but I had in mind a black color. I am going to brew it as is the first time and I may darken it up in the future is I feel like it.
Do you want more roasty character as well? Or just the darker tone?
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:18 PM   #325
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Do you want more roasty character as well? Or just the darker tone?
I want a roasty character, that is why I mentioned roasted barley.

 
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:34 PM   #326
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Then, yes. Use roasted barley, black patent, or more chocolate. I'd use just a little bit more chocolate if it were me.

Carafa Special and De-bittered black will likely add mostly color with little contribution to flavor.
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:37 PM   #327
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I take that back. I looked up an old recipe I used in a beer that is probably what you're looking for. I used 1 lb roasted barley on top of a similar grain bill. It turned out fantastic. To be honest, I definitely want a re-brew on that batch!
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:53 PM   #328
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I think I will toss in 6oz of roast barley.

 
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:08 PM   #329
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looks great! I'm going to brew this up next week...

the roasting sounds fun...
I have MO, Victory and 2-row....
what method would you suggest for the base grain?

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Old 01-24-2013, 01:41 AM   #330
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I take that back. I looked up an old recipe I used in a beer that is probably what you're looking for. I used 1 lb roasted barley on top of a similar grain bill. It turned out fantastic. To be honest, I definitely want a re-brew on that batch!
Just curious...you added a pound of black barley on top of the existing chocolate, or to replace?

Heck, would you mind just sharing the recipe? Sounds kinda close to an Irish stout plus crystal malt minus flaked adjunct.


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