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billk911

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I am looking to make a Robust Porter and the clone I would like to do calls for american two row pale. The place in town I get my ingredients from does not sell this. Is there any common DME that makes a good subtitute like a plain amber or plain dark DME? Would that be fine?
 

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Are you an extract brewer or all-grain? American two-row pale malt is a base malt, if you're mashing grain for your fermentables. You'd sub in a different base malt (grain).

If you're using extract, a plain light DME or extra-light DME would be fine, but it's not a pound-for-pound substitution for the grain, you need to convert the recipe. What's the recipe?
 

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What's the recipe, though? It's reading like an AG recipe, you don't usually talk about extract as "American 2-row pale malt," that's how you describe base malt.
 

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I am looking to make a Robust Porter and the clone I would like to do calls for american two row pale. The place in town I get my ingredients from does not sell this. Is there any common DME that makes a good subtitute like a plain amber or plain dark DME? Would that be fine?
Assuming you are looking for a pale extract, you'll be fine with Light or Golden DME from a domestic maltster like Briess.
Extra Light/Ultralight DME is made from Pilsner malt. Amber/dark DME contains crystal and/or specialty malts.
 
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