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Old 03-16-2012, 12:27 AM   #1
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Is biscuit malt a no-no in an IPA?

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

Any thoughts?



 
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:52 AM   #2
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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!



 
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:57 AM   #3
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Nothing wrong with biscuit in your IPA, I use Victory, which is similar.

 
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:01 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:03 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:45 AM   #6
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Hmmm...ok, thank you. I will rethink the honey malt but stick to my guns when it comes to biscuit!

 
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Old 03-16-2012, 02:00 AM   #7
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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).
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Old 03-16-2012, 03:54 AM   #8
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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.
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Old 03-17-2012, 03:00 PM   #9
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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...

 
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Old 03-17-2012, 03:03 PM   #10
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You don't need the carapils.


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