Getting ready to brew a Mendo Red Tail Ale clone tomorrow. Calls for 3.5 oz. of Victory malt. Just realized I use all my Victory on my last brew. Any ideas on a substitution? This is for a five gallon recipe.
biscuit malt would be a close substitute. if i remember correct, these malts are around 25 lovibond. take caution substituting others such as honey malt ( i think is around 25 lovibond ) and 20 degree crystal as you may miss out on the biscuity, nutty flavors these malts impart and miss your style completely.
Did a quick google and Weyermann Amber Malt and Cara-Amber seem to come up as subs. Cannot verify as have not used either of these.
Amber/Victory/Biscuit malt is essentially toasted malt. You can take 2-row base malt and toast it in the oven until it is a light toasty color. Do a quick search for toasting your own malt on google. you should be able to get some more in depth info regarding temperatures/times.