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Old 09-19-2012, 01:43 PM   #1
hinke
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12 gallon batch
OG 1.085

36# 2-Row
2# C60
20oz Chocolate

If it gives too much chocolate, how can we get it to around 23SRM without adding too much roasty/chocolate flavor.

 
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:12 PM   #2
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well, that is relative. It does not appear to be too much to me-- assuming you are speaking of chocolate malt. If so, I would say even more is appropriate. What are you looking to get in your flavor profile?

 
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Old 09-19-2012, 03:36 PM   #3
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Only for color.

It's more of a Imperial Red...with lots of hops.

 
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Old 09-19-2012, 03:48 PM   #4
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Can you ever really have too much chocolate flavor?

 
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Old 09-19-2012, 03:50 PM   #5
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The title is a little misleading.

We don't want the flavor from the chocolate malt. We want the color.

 
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:41 PM   #6
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Use some Carafa special in place of chocolate if you are just looking for color.

 
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:24 PM   #7
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Use some Carafa special in place of chocolate if you are just looking for color.
This. Chocolate malt gets its name moreso from its color, not its flavor. It gives more of a roasty flavor than anything (as opposed to tasting like straight up chocolate). If you want the color with little malt flavor, go with a dark Carafa.

 
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:59 PM   #8
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Can you ever really have too much chocolate flavor?
No kidding...."Last week I had too much sex"


 
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:01 PM   #9
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A little roasted barley would also add some good color if you're looking for red.
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:56 PM   #10
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If it gives too much chocolate, how can we get it to around 23SRM without adding too much roasty/chocolate flavor.
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Only for color.

It's more of a Imperial Red...with lots of hops.
23 SRM is not red, you would be making an imperial brown with this bill. use 2-4oz of carafa III

 
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