Making a basic ESB with Maris, Carapils and Crystal. I have some left over Munich and Victory malts and am thinking they would be a nice addition. Which one and how much would be to style? Maybe both???
Both are toastier versions of pale, if it were mine I would "let it rip". Experimentation is one of the best ways to stumble onto something good. Style parameters are guidelines not rules and there are plenty of commercial breweries that stretch the bounds of style just for something new. So brew on.Kayos said:Basically my recipe was going to be this:
8 lbs. MO
.5 lbs carapils
.5 60L crystal
Kent Goldings hopped until about 35 IBU's.
Nottinghams dry yeast
Either Victory or Munich about a pound of each or either one.
If carapils are out of the style here, I'll leave them out. Too much body? Opinions on this?
Why be careful with MO in this? Am I wrong to think it is just a great UK version of pale malt?
I hear you, but my choices were Nottinghams or S-56. I have both. Recommend either?ajf said:My last ESB (and one of the best) was 8.5 lb M.O. + 0.5 lb Crystal 60
S-04 is much better than Nottingham for an ESB.
I agree, neither of those yeasts are ideal for an ESB, but if I had to pick, I'd use Nottingham.Kayos said:I hear you, but my choices were Nottinghams or S-56. I have both. Recommend either?
It is not style as much as flavor I am going after. And yea, I know it all depends on palate, I am just trying to get opinions.