So i happen to have some kent goldings and want to make a beer to show this hop variety. I'd like to do an ordinary bitter but don't have any english base malts. I have american 2row (briess). I do have some munich and some vienna which I don't know much about and a little chocolate, roasted barley, and various crystals.
I'm wondering if I used the munich and vienna (assuming they have the british biscuit flavor) and some 2 row would I get closer to the taste of the bitter. I make 10 gallon batches but only have 4 lbs munich and 2 lbs vienna.
can y'all school me on the munich and vienna malts or maybe suggest something else.
Oh, I was planning on pitching on a safale 04 cake, part of the reason i'm going the esb direction.
If you want to learn the tastes then keep it simple.
I'd go for Base, a medium crystal and a touch of the munich to make up for the lack of flavour in the 2 row. Or forgo the Munich and add carapils for head retention and mouth feel. Maybe mash on the high side.
Forget he dark grains and roasted barley
The Wiki is a good place to start on malt profiles