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Old 08-10-2012, 05:39 AM   #1
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Default Used 2lbs instead of 2oz

So I brewed a 10g batch of a bier de Garde recipe from the book brewing classic styles today.
The grain bill called for:
23lbs 2 row
6lbs Munich
1.5lbs cara Vienna
2 lbs cane sugar
2oz black patent
So the lady at the brewery didn't notice that the black patent was oz instead of lbs and milled everything together. So when the wort started coming out black I investigated and saw 2lbs black patent written on the grain bag. I finished the beer and pitched yeast, but I'm kind of wondering what to anticipate as far as balance and being drinkable.
Anyone ever faced anything similar, and if so what was the outcome?


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Old 08-10-2012, 06:49 AM   #2
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Just call it a German porter, haha. It should be a fine beer, just not exactly what you were going for.


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Old 08-10-2012, 10:31 AM   #3
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Yeah, it should still be awesome. You just made a Stout de Garde, or something.
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Does even a porter use that much Black Patent Malt? I don't know because I'm not a fan. For me it would be undrinkable, but heck you may like Black Patent.
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That's a crap-ton of black patent. Did you taste the sample? I bet it's ROASTY to beat hell.
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I gotta laugh out of this. 2 lbs of black patent! Woooooooooo! I agree with the post above, not just a ton, but a crap-ton!

I bet I can guess the color of the beer!
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I probably wouldn't continue to shop at a store if they didn't say "are you sure you want 2lbs black patent? 2oz looks more appropriate for this recipe."
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You might want to brew a second batch of pale ale or blonde and mix the two to try to cut down that roast character.
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i gotta laugh out of this. 2 lbs of black patent! Woooooooooo! I agree with the post above, not just a ton, but a crap-ton!

I bet i can guess the color of the beer!
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You might want to brew a second batch of pale ale or blonde and mix the two to try to cut down that roast character.
Best advice yet. Brew something uber light and mix the two together before bottling/kegging. You'll still have the equivalent of a porter in terms of color and toastiness.


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