Originally Posted by Slappy White
How about a combination of different extracts along with the combination of specialty grains? Would that create a more complex beer or just be pointless?
I think it might be pointless, I'm not sure...I believe it is in the Norther Brewer Catalog that they describe the extract they sell, and it pretty much they say IS a combination of 2-row with additional grains as opposed to just taking 2-row and cooking the wort down and down until it carmalizes.
Now if all the maltsers did that it would be pointless...they've done the job for us already...already created a blended extract "grainbill."
BUT if the maltsers are just boiling a wort made only of 2-row down to create several grades of lovibond extracts...then it might be worth a try...you might get some of that complexity you would with using one grade of extract with some steeping grains...
interesting idea to look into.