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Old 05-13-2011, 03:33 AM   #1
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Default 500 L Chocolate Malt?

Hi all,

I'm trying to create a stout recipe, and I see on the website where I'll be buying my ingredients that their chocolate malt is 500 lovibond. Now, my question is, since it's darker than average chocolate malt (I understand it usually is around 350?) would it give more coffee/roasted flavors?

In that case, could I use only this dark malt in my recipe (with the other ingredients of course) or would I still need to throw in some roasted barley?

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Can't answer your question, but who is the online source?


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According to the BYO Resource Guide some british chocolate malts are rated with the following:

Chocolate Malt 395°-475° 1.034 Nutty, toasted flavor, brown color. Use in brown ales, porters, stouts and bocks.
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http://www.homebrew-supplies.ca/viar...d=0&item_id=34

It's an online store in Canada. Anyways, my question is basically if I can use a pound of that and get a decent result or if I'd need to add roasted barley too to get enough roasted flavor.


Edit: By the way that BYO Chart is pretty neat, thanks for the tip!

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I would say you could substitute more of the chocolate for the roasted barley compared to american chocolate, but not all. (ex. recipe called for 1.25lbs of chocolate malt(350lov) and .75lbs of roasted barley(550lov)....I would say do 1.00 chocolate (500lov) and 0.5lb roasted barley (550lov). while not exactly equal, I believe it would be a manageable exchange. I have also been to the bar tonite...so my evaluations may be skewed.

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Haha, thanks, you must not be that drunk, what you said makes sense. I'll probably add half a pound of roasted barley! I'll tell you how i turned out in a few weeks if I remember.

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Ya I agree with the above. You gotta have some roasted barley in a stout, otherwise you are leaning more towards a porter.


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