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Old 10-31-2012, 03:38 PM   #1
NickT1
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Looking to brew my first all grain nutty amber ale. What is your take on my grain bill ?

5 Gallon batch

7.3 lbs 2 Row
0.9 lbs Cara munich Type 3 (C60)
0.4 lbs Belguim Coffee Malt
0.4 lbs Cara aroma (C115)
0.44 lbs Cara pils

I'll ferment with Nottingham dry yeast and lightly hop with Fuggles.

Opinion and advise welcomed.

 
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:38 PM   #2
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If you are looking for nutty, then I would go with an English base malt such as Marris Otter. I would try something like this if you are looking for a nice, rich nutty amber-

Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 80.00 %
Biscuit Malt (23.0 SRM) Grain 8.00 %
Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 8.00 %
Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) Grain 4.00 %

 
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:33 AM   #3
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Thanks for the advise. Do you think I need to add a bit of cara pils. Some brown ales seem a little thin and lack body ?

 
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:44 AM   #4
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Thanks for the advise. Do you think I need to add a bit of cara pils. Some brown ales seem a little thin and lack body ?
You could. It really depends on what your OG target is, and what you mash at. If you target somewhere in the 1.050's and mash 155-156F you should have some body.

 
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