Biscuit malt in IPA? - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Biscuit malt in IPA?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-16-2012, 12:27 AM   #1
thedasha
Recipes 
 
Mar 2012
Posts: 11



Is biscuit malt a no-no in an IPA?

82% American 2-row
9% biscuit malt
9% honey malt

Any thoughts?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2012, 12:52 AM   #2
Cordane
 
Cordane's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Tallahassee, FL
Posts: 99
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts


What I've learned is that there are very few no-nos in this business. Rock it out - let us know how it turns out!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2012, 12:57 AM   #3
usfmikeb
 
usfmikeb's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2011
Leesburg, Virginia
Posts: 3,148
Liked 239 Times on 201 Posts


Nothing wrong with biscuit in your IPA, I use Victory, which is similar.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2012, 01:01 AM   #4
dwarven_stout
Recipes 
 
Apr 2009
Boise, ID
Posts: 1,608
Liked 38 Times on 33 Posts


I certainly wouldn't tell you not to do it. I like a little biscuit in a ESB. I question the 9% Honey malt more than the Biscuit. I use 3% honey malt in my IPA, and it's just enough to taste.
__________________
"I can't believe how many people think Air Lock is pronounced Hydrometer." -BigKahuna
"If you gave me a beer with placenta in it without telling me I would kick you in the nuts." -ODaniel
"We be in a big hurry for dope beer with much alcamahol and flavor, quality, balance, and aroma don't matter. We just wantz to be druck, u know?" -Yooper

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2012, 01:03 AM   #5
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2006
UP of Michigan, Winter Texan
Posts: 69,753
Liked 8021 Times on 5605 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by dwarven_stout View Post
I certainly wouldn't tell you not to do it, but I question the 9% Honey malt more than the Biscuit. I use 3% honey malt in my IPA, and it's just enough to taste.
I agree. I like biscuit malt in one of my IPAs- 13 pounds two row and 1 pound biscuit.
__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2012, 01:45 AM   #6
thedasha
Recipes 
 
Mar 2012
Posts: 11


Hmmm...ok, thank you. I will rethink the honey malt but stick to my guns when it comes to biscuit!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2012, 02:00 AM   #7
dwarven_stout
Recipes 
 
Apr 2009
Boise, ID
Posts: 1,608
Liked 38 Times on 33 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by thedasha View Post
Hmmm...ok, thank you. I will rethink the honey malt but stick to my guns when it comes to biscuit!
Cheers. Like I said, I like about 3% Honey malt in an IPA (when I brew with the big citrus hops). If I'm doing a double IPA I'll add maybe 5-6% of a medium crystal (40-60L).
__________________
"I can't believe how many people think Air Lock is pronounced Hydrometer." -BigKahuna
"If you gave me a beer with placenta in it without telling me I would kick you in the nuts." -ODaniel
"We be in a big hurry for dope beer with much alcamahol and flavor, quality, balance, and aroma don't matter. We just wantz to be druck, u know?" -Yooper

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2012, 03:54 AM   #8
Qhrumphf
Stay Rude, Stay Rebel, Stay SHARP
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Qhrumphf's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Apr 2011
Arlington (DC), VA
Posts: 13,504
Liked 3475 Times on 2479 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by usfmikeb View Post
Nothing wrong with biscuit in your IPA, I use Victory, which is similar.
I'm a big fan of both of these malts, and use one of the two in almost everything, especially in my APA/IPAs.
__________________
Souring: '14 Brett C Old Ale, '15 Lambic, '14 Lambic, '14 Flemish Red, '15 Flemish Pale, '15 Oud Bruin, '15 Session Kriek
Cellar: '10 Brett B Tripel, '11 Lambic, '13 Brett C English Barleywine, '13 Quadrupel, '13 Sour Stout, '14 Brett C Bitter, '14 Spontaneously Fermented Cider, '15 Wee Heavy, '15 100% Brett B Red, '15 100% Brett L Kriek, '15 Bière de Garde

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2012, 03:00 PM   #9
thedasha
Recipes 
 
Mar 2012
Posts: 11


after further consideration and research, this is what i think im going with:
10lbs - american 2-row (83%)
.5 lb - honey malt (4%)
.5 lb - biscuit malt (4%)
.5 lb - carapils/dextrine (4%)
.5lb - americal crystal?40L (4%)

I just want the malt profile to have a sweet buttery taste, I thought it would work well with Citra or Sorachi Ace aroma and flavoring hops...

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2012, 03:03 PM   #10
beerman0001
Recipes 
 
Jul 2011
virginia beach, virginia
Posts: 984
Liked 18 Times on 18 Posts


You don't need the carapils.
__________________
Fermenting.
On tap: World wide lager, Dopelbock, Apfelwein, American Wheat, DFH 90, Dortmunder export, Skeeterpee, Chinook/Citra ipa.
Waiting on a tap. Maibock, Two Hearted, Pliny the elder, Chimay White, Roggenbrier, DFH60
Fermenting:Apfelwein
On Deck:
Hiding in dark corner: Lambic, Flanders red, Oud Bruin, DFH 120(in bottles)

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools



Forum Jump