I wrote a post yesterday about an experimental brew that I want to try but so far it looks like it hasn't got much attention. I thought maybe if I put it here maybe more people will see it.
--->I just decided that I wanted to experiment a little after having done a few extract brews to the T by following the kit instructions each time. I still am using an extract kit but I would like to add some specialty grains and hops to change the flavor.
I've been dying to try some sort of a chocolate beer and I've heard of a few people trying chocolate wheat beers. I'm a little lost on how to go about setting up my recipe (like the quantities of the grains and hops and which grains and hops to use). I want a beer that has a definite wheat beer flavor but with some chocolate and caramel flavors to it and a good head with decent head retention.
I haven't bought anything yet but this is what I have found that kind of caught my attention with the flavor, aroma, and other characteristics described by the distributers.
-1 can Muntons Wheat Extract (40 pint kit) (I already own this)
-0.5 lb crushed Chocolate Malt (Briess)
-0.5 lb crushed Biscuit Malt (Castle)
-0.5 lb crushed Carapils (Briess)
-0.5 lb crushed Caramel 10L (Briess)
I chose the chocolate and caramel for obvious reasons. The biscuit was recommended to bring out more of the chocolate flavors and add some bread flavor as well. And the carapils I read helped head retention but didn't really affect the flavor, aroma, or color to much.
Any ideas, help or suggestions are appreciated.