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Old 02-21-2011, 12:31 AM   #71
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Hey All, I'm looking to use this recipe as my first foray into specialty grain steeping using pmoe's substitutions listed on page 3. Well, I brought in the list to my LHBS and the owner got wide eyed at the amount of toasted malt (2.5 lbs) for a 5 gal batch. I ended up going with the following modifications:

1) .5 lb each of toasted, carapils, and crystal 60
2) Burton Ale Yeast

Am I shooting myself in the foot with these simplifications?

Thanks!



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Old 08-01-2011, 06:53 AM   #72
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Hey MD,

how did those mods turn out for you? I am going to brew this soon and toast my own malt too. Going to brew the extract version on pg.3 anyone have thoughts on 2.5# of toasted being too much for a 5g batch?

B.


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Old 08-01-2011, 05:49 PM   #73
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Hey MD,

how did those mods turn out for you? I am going to brew this soon and toast my own malt too. Going to brew the extract version on pg.3 anyone have thoughts on 2.5# of toasted being too much for a 5g batch?

B.
It turned out OK. It was a little bit light, would have liked more body so next time I'll probably go with the full grain amount.

Also this is a gigantic beer, so make sure you have a good yeast starter - I rushed because I was going out of town and just poured in the liquid tube, took a very long time to finish fermentation and carb.

 
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:51 PM   #74
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Giving this recipe a go this weekend. With all of the awards stacking up based on this recipe it's gotta be good!
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:10 PM   #75
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I had my first bottle of Red Hook ESB a few weeks ago and am absolutely hooked (get it?...hooked?).
I grew up in Washington and this is the beer that got me into craft beers and eventually into home brewing. I drank a lot of it in the 80's and 90's.

This beer has moved up my list and will be made very soon.

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Old 02-28-2012, 07:26 AM   #76
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Can you swap out Victory for the toasted malt? Your recipe shows it have 27 SRM for the toasted, and the wiki shows 25-28 as the SRM for Victory.

Will I have a loaf of bread in a bottle if I substitute that much Victory for the toasted malt?

 
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:15 PM   #77
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Anyone?

 
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:03 PM   #78
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The answer is no. with that much victory i think it would be undrinkable. you could use a lesser amount of victory, but it wont be the same. I have done this (3/4lb) and it came out fine, but definitely not the same.

 
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:50 PM   #79
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I'm doing the extract version of this, and would only be steeping the Victory malt.

I'm confused a little then about exactly what Victory/Biscuit is. Are they the same as toasting the malts at 350* for 12-15 minutes?

 
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:27 PM   #80
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I'm brewing this today and just finished toasting my 2-row. Now I'm coming across info that says I shouldn't use that for two-weeks after toasting. Has anyone brewed this with freshly toasted malted barley?

If I have to wait, any recommendations as to what I might substitute for the 2.5lbs of toasted 2-row? I've already got my starter ready and am ready to roll.



 
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