Left over grain recipe...Predicted flavor?

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bigdaddybrew

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I have some odds an ends that need to be used up...
5 gallon batch
6 pounds 2 row
1 pound 10 oz Special B
6 oz Pale Chocolate
3.6 oz Roasted Barley

Munton's Standard yeast

1 oz of Centennial 8.7% alpha

I'm brewing this regardless cause I hate waste.

What do you think? Flavor, Style predictions?
 

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Assuming that's a 5 gallon batch, looks like you'd get something like a 4% ABV/40 IBU/30 SRM dry stout. Almost 30% specialty grains is a higher fraction than usual, but give it a whirl and let us know how it turns out!
 

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I think that's a heck of a lot of special B especially for such a low gravity beer - you're sitting at about 20%. I used 10% once experimenting with amber recipes and it dominated, not in a good way with too much burnt toffee. Sounds like you're set on your plan but I'd advise against it.
 

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You could always add some sugar to boost the gravity and reduce the dependence on the specialty grains. A pound of a simple sugar would bump the ABV to about 5%, though that could end up very dry. Maybe a warmer mash to offset that?
 
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Uh Oh...well I used 6oz of Special B in an Amber ale and really didn't notice burnt toffee, or even the raisin/plum flavors others describe. To me it seemed like very dark caramel but I'm adding a lot more this time. Of course even most belgian dark ales have only 6 or 8 oz of special b. Perhaps I'll buy a 4 pounds of Maris otter to up the gravity...like a robust porter? How about a belgian yeast? Belgian dark ale...or Robust Belgian Porter?
 
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I see several recipes for Arrogant Bastard clones that use a similar amont of Special b with 12-14 pounds of base malt with good results. Perhaps I save the centennial for my upcoming pale ale and instead I add 6 pounds of maris otter and 3 or 4 oz of chinook with a belgian yeast? Belgian Bastard!
5 gallons
6 pounds of 2row
6 pounds of maris otter
1 pound 10 oz Special b
6 oz of pale cholate
3.6 oz of roasted malt

Belgian yeast? Type?
 
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I used the recipe in the previous post with 1oz of Chinook at 40, 20, 10, and 0 min of boil. IBU =70, OG 1.068, FG 1.010. I used one packet of Fermentis Safbrew S-33 yeast mixed with two packets of Munton's Standard yeast. It rocketed through the beer in two days, 5.75 gallons split between two 5 gallon carboys. It's not a clone of Arrogant Bastard but it is the same type of beer. Reminds even more of Founder's Dirty Bastard. Dark, fruity, bitter, piney with a roasty finish. Damn good beer. I must admit I am surprised as it was inspired by left overs!
 
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