Low on malt extract. Suggestions for a substitute?
I decided to make a spring cleaning brew with all of my leftover ingredients, but I only have about 2 pounds of dried malt extract. Unfortunately the closest homebrew store is about an hour away, so I was hoping to find something at the grocery store. I found a little bit of info about using various sugars as a substitute, cane, brown, honey, but wanted some input on this. Here's what I have so far:
½ oz crystal
¼ oz Chinook
1 oz Chinook
2 lbs Muntons amber dried malt extract
½ lb carapils
½ lb c20
Red Star Pasteur Champagne, dry
I figure that I could make it with just go with the 2 lbs of dried malt extract, but that would prob make for a pretty light beer, and I'm really more into either very hoppy or very heavy. Thought about just doing a 2 gal batch too, but if I can I might as well stick with a 5 gal since its about the same amount of work. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!