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Old 02-29-2012, 10:04 PM   #1
Oct 2011
Greenacres, WA
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So I have some leftover ingredients from a previous batch that I want to do something with. I have 2 lbs of Crystal 40, 1 lb of Munich, and 2oz of Chocolate malt for grains and a 1 gallon bag of unidentified whole leaf hops that I got from a friends back yard last fall in my freezer. I am thinking of trying a 2 to 2.5 gallon all grain batch just using what I have to see how it comes out. The hops are suspect and I am not fully set up for all grain and don't want to add any other malt. Do you think I can get a high enough yield of fermentables to do a random light ale with those grains and a decreased volume or do you think I am just wasting my time and grains? I already have low expectations for this experiment but am curious to see what happens and am curious on other's thought as well.

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Old 02-29-2012, 10:06 PM   #2
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The munich will convert itself, but 2lbs of Crystal 40L is going to be nasty.

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Old 02-29-2012, 10:15 PM   #3
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you need a base malt. put 5 to 8 lbs of 2-row in it and you have a recipe.

May still cut the 40L in half though and save for another day.

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Old 02-29-2012, 10:17 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by landshark View Post
you need a base malt. Put 5 to 8 lbs of 2-row in it and you have a recipe.

May still cut the 40l in half though and save for another day.

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