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so i ordered ingredients for bier munchers brown ale.

decided to order 8 oz of roasted barely so i had some extra to play around with.
forgot to tell them i wanted it separate.
here is the grain bill of the recipie.

12.50 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)
2.00 lb Corn, Flaked (1.3 SRM)
1.00 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM)
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM)
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM)
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SRM)
0.50 lb Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM)
0.10 lb Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM)


what i ended up with in the bag crushed is:

12.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)
1.00 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM)
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SRM)
0.5 lb Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM)



I had the other ingredients already.
can i substitute the roasted barley for the chocolate malt and still have a drinkable brown ale?
I'm still too new to know the differences between the dark malts or how they impart flavor other than i've read roasted barley is on the bitter side.

worst case i run back to the homebrew shop and use my bag of grains for a stout.
 

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so i ordered ingredients for bier munchers brown ale.

decided to order 8 oz of roasted barely so i had some extra to play around with.
forgot to tell them i wanted it separate.
here is the grain bill of the recipie.

12.50 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)
2.00 lb Corn, Flaked (1.3 SRM)
1.00 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM)
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM)
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM)
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SRM)
0.50 lb Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM)
0.10 lb Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM)


what i ended up with in the bag crushed is:

12.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)
1.00 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM)
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SRM)
0.5 lb Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM)



I had the other ingredients already.
can i substitute the roasted barley for the chocolate malt and still have a drinkable brown ale?
I'm still too new to know the differences between the dark malts or how they impart flavor other than i've read roasted barley is on the bitter side.

worst case i run back to the homebrew shop and use my bag of grains for a stout.
Just brew as it is now, it will be good. Just make sure to mash low at about 63c for an hour to keep fermentability low.

It will be more of a stout, but it will be good. Cheers!

Ps my yeast of choice would be s04 for this.
 

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Seems like two good options to me:

1. Your suggestion of skipping the chocolate malt because that would be close in color to what you were going for. Flavor likely different, but maybe you'll find it's still good and you've just created a recipe variant that's easier, with less ingredients.

2. Add the chocolate as well, and make it a Stout.

3. (Yes, I can count...). If you really wanted to do this exact clone, go get another bag of grains and use the first for something else. I've been in situations before where I really wanted to try a recipe exactly as I got it, so I would hold out for specific malts or hops to be available.
 
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