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Old 01-11-2013, 09:09 PM   #1
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I went to the homebrew shop to get some grains and hops today. While I was checking out and chit chatting with the owner another guy was grinding my grains for me. I threw a 1 lb bag of carapils and 1 lb crystal 60 on the counter. Along with all the other ingredients. I paid and left not even realizing I never told him only a half pound of each. So, low and behold I have a whole pound of each mixed in with all of my grains!

It's an ESB 5 gal batch. Here's the original PM recipe.

3lb 2-row
1 lb marris otter
8 oz. carapils
8 oz crystal 60
3 lb light extract
1 lb dextrose

If I remove 1 lb of extract the gravities match up with the guidlines but i'm afraid it will be to malty.

This is how it looks now:

3lb 2-row
1 lb carapils
1 lb marris otter
1 lb crystal 60
2 lb light extract
1 lb dextrose

my IBUs come in around 44

Other than a lower mash temp does anyone have any suggestions?? or should i just go for it?

 
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:13 PM   #2
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I don't have much advice besides that I think that's way too much Carpils/Crystal. Bitters are light colored beers. Use only one pound of the two pound mix (8 ounces each of Crystal Carapils). Keep the other pound for some other time, and use the 3rd pound of extract
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:27 PM   #3

It will be fine. It may not be exactly to style but it will be good beer. there are a lot of recipes the use 1 lb of cara and l60
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so you have 5 pounds of mixed grains? Maybe mix it up as good as you can and proportion out some? I agree with Glynn, as long as your heart wasnt set on meeting style guide lines.
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:45 PM   #5
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This came out a lighter color and maltier than I intended:

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If I was worried, I go get more base grain, mix the whole thing up well, and store the other half in a freezer. I've done that, with good results.

Conversely, get the other base grain and brew a double batch?

I'm betting it would be OK beer with a little extra character the way it is.
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I don't have much advice besides that I think that's way too much Carpils/Crystal. Bitters are light colored beers. Use only one pound of the two pound mix (8 ounces each of Crystal Carapils). Keep the other pound for some other time, and use the 3rd pound of extract
Could you please elaborate on the effects the extra specialty grains may have on the taste, mouth feel, head retention?

I am relatively new and do fairly simple beers.
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Could you please elaborate on the effects the extra specialty grains may have on the taste, mouth feel, head retention?

I am relatively new and do fairly simple beers.
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DYNA - the carapils will give it more body, the crystal will make it darker and sweeter and over all the brew will be a little less better then he originally planed it to be
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:56 PM   #8
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Double up on everything else and brew 10 gal

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Old 01-12-2013, 06:58 PM   #9
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You could take half of the grains out and add extra extract, or you could add more hops and up the IBUs and hop flavor to balance out the residual sweetness. At this point it will probably end up being cloyingly sweet. Or you could add some chocolate malt and brew a porter....
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