Syracuse, ny - round 7 group grain buy - Page 34 - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brew Market > Group Buys > Syracuse, ny - round 7 group grain buy

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-16-2012, 12:04 AM   #331
jdowling
Recipes 
 
Dec 2009
Rochester, NY
Posts: 51
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoGunz View Post
I've been using the Franco-Belges Kiln Amber and like it. I use it in a lot of my beers in a small quantity.
Cool. I might order a bag of that also then. I don't see that item number on the spreadsheet though.

Is it okay to just go ahead and add it or is there a reason some items are on the sheet and some aren't?



 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2012, 12:25 AM   #332
jeffb418
Recipes 
 
Oct 2011
Clay/Syracuse, New York
Posts: 587
iTrader: (0)
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by jdowling View Post
I did have one quick question. Does anyone have an amber malt recommendation? When I was looking through the malts I didn't see one. I'm probably just being blind. I know that amber can go by various names though.
Stay away from the Thomas Fawcett's Amber, the bag we got in the last buy was horrible for sticks and rocks. Havent seen that issue with any other Fawcett's and I've used 15+ bags to date.



 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2012, 12:41 AM   #333
jeffb418
Recipes 
 
Oct 2011
Clay/Syracuse, New York
Posts: 587
iTrader: (0)
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by jdowling View Post
Cool. I might order a bag of that also then. I don't see that item number on the spreadsheet though.

Is it okay to just go ahead and add it or is there a reason some items are on the sheet and some aren't?
Added FB caramel amber and kiln amber to the sheet for ya.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2012, 12:48 AM   #334
TwoGunz
Recipes 
 
Jan 2011
Syracuse, New york
Posts: 587
iTrader: (0)
Liked 33 Times on 15 Posts


I checked my notes and I actually have the caramel amber and not the kiln one. My opinion of it hasn't changed though

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2012, 12:56 AM   #335
jdowling
Recipes 
 
Dec 2009
Rochester, NY
Posts: 51
iTrader: (0)

I think the kiln amber is closer to a traditional amber malt, right? I think amber is generally around 25 L but the sheet says 15-23L for kiln and 30-38 for caramel.

Generally I've used CaraAmber when a recipe calls for amber because that's what my LHBS has. That's 27L so right in the middle between these hah. Decisions decisions .

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2012, 01:06 AM   #336
jeffb418
Recipes 
 
Oct 2011
Clay/Syracuse, New York
Posts: 587
iTrader: (0)
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


I "hopped" onto the centenital split. both EKG and cent are at 8/11. 3 more to close!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2012, 03:23 AM   #337
bierhaus15
Recipes 
 
Aug 2008
, New York
Posts: 1,562
iTrader: (0)
Liked 129 Times on 80 Posts


If you want a real amber malt, you really need to go with one of the British maltsters. There really is no substitute. CaraAmber and CaraBrown are crystal malts, whereas amber malt is lightly roasted. Totally different flavors.

I've always been really happy with Thomas Fawcett malts, though you will get the occasional few pebbles or sticks in the mix.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2012, 03:51 PM   #338
CidahMastah
Recipes 
 
Nov 2010
, New York
Posts: 4,241
iTrader: (2)
Liked 42 Times on 39 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by bierhaus15 View Post
If you want a real amber malt, you really need to go with one of the British maltsters. There really is no substitute. CaraAmber and CaraBrown are crystal malts, whereas amber malt is lightly roasted. Totally different flavors.

I've always been really happy with Thomas Fawcett malts, though you will get the occasional few pebbles or sticks in the mix.
So what happened with you tasting with the "4th largest" guests?!
__________________
Man,... That's a lotta hooch!
Steel rig in progress
ebuild info

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2012, 04:08 PM   #339
bierhaus15
Recipes 
 
Aug 2008
, New York
Posts: 1,562
iTrader: (0)
Liked 129 Times on 80 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by CidahMastah View Post
So what happened with you tasting with the "4th largest" guests?!
Meeting with Fred and the three head brewers at the brewery this afternoon. Should be interesting...

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2012, 06:01 PM   #340
jdowling
Recipes 
 
Dec 2009
Rochester, NY
Posts: 51
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by bierhaus15
I've always been really happy with Thomas Fawcett malts, though you will get the occasional few pebbles or sticks in the mix.
So how bad are we talking with the sticks & pebbles? I wouldn't want to mangle my crusher because I missed a rock or something.

I assume cranking down on a rock couldn't be good for the steel.



 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Syracuse, ny - round 6 group grain buy CidahMastah Group Buys 1250 03-18-2012 02:50 AM
Syracuse, ny - round 5 group grain buy CidahMastah Group Buys 857 11-14-2011 12:05 AM
SYRACUSE NY - ROUND 4 Group Grain Buy CidahMastah Group Buys 346 10-06-2011 08:25 PM
SYRACUSE NY - ROUND 3 Group Grain Buy CidahMastah Group Buys 650 06-30-2011 12:53 PM
Syracuse, NY area - Group Grain Buy CidahMastah Group Buys 593 04-27-2011 02:40 PM


Forum Jump