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Old 03-21-2008, 11:54 PM   #1
May 2007
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Hi all, I'm still an extract brewer. A nice guy here helped me with a recipe - but my homebrew store doesn't have the grains in the recipe. Are there any suggestions out there for substitutes, for each of these:

American Victory
American Caramel 20°L

My store has a lot of Weyermann and Muntons available.

Thanks in advance!

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Old 03-21-2008, 11:57 PM   #2
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You can use Crystal instead of the caramel, but I don't know about the victory.
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Old 03-22-2008, 12:18 AM   #3
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Victory malt is a specialized lightly-roasted 2-row malt that provides biscuity, caramel flavors to a beer. Similar in color to amber and brown malt, it is often an addition to American brown ale. 25 °L, no diastatic power.
Use some biscuit, amber or brown malt...whatever you can get.

as for the 20L...can you get 10L or 30L...just try something close.
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Old 03-24-2008, 05:26 PM   #4
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If you can get 30L on the crystal, just try messing with the amount in your grain bill to get the correct color/gravity. The L is in reference to Lovibond, which relates to the color.
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