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Old 07-16-2007, 04:20 AM   #1
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This can't be, is special roast the same, or is there something very wrong with this picture?

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Old 07-16-2007, 04:25 AM   #2
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My online supplier (paddockwood here in Canada) isn't carrying biscuit malt anymore either. I'm very interested in a close substitute. I haven't tried it yet as a direct substitute but victory malt also has biscuit notes to it.
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Old 07-16-2007, 01:54 PM   #3
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Victory is probably your best bet. Special roast is a caramel, much darker (220L vs 25L), sweeter and nuttier.
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Old 07-16-2007, 03:36 PM   #4
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The special roast that b3 sells is a biscuit malt. 50L. I've used it a bunch in english bitters. It's kind of more subtle than a full on biscuit malt from what I can tell.

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Old 07-16-2007, 03:41 PM   #5
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If you haven't already ordered, AHS and Listermann both carry biscuit malt.

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Old 07-16-2007, 04:52 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by david_42
Victory is probably your best bet. Special roast is a caramel, much darker (220L vs 25L), sweeter and nuttier.
I have never used special roast -- is it similar to Belgian Special B or Caraaroma?

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