I took a shot at this yesterday, stuck very close to the recipe. I tried roasting the malt. Roasted 1 lb at 350 for 30 minutes. The other pound I messed up so bought 1 lb Brown Malt to replace it. I noted that the lb. I did roast lost its peated odor so figured this was an ok replacement.
Mashed as in the recipe.Wow, lengthy mash. I enjoyed the step mash boil, don't know that it affected my OG ( I got 1080), but it may make the end product maltier or more caramel. Find out in a month or so.
Looks good, smells good, decent OG. When its in the keg I'll come back with taste profile and maybe some photos.
THanks for the recipe. If it turns out well this could become a standard. Love the idea.
Primary is going nicely. The beer smells super clean and malty.