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DawgBrewer

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I'm brewing the following "clone" recipe for Terrapin's Hop Karma this weekend. I could only find the "Special Roast" in a 1 pound bag. The recipe, courtesy of marc06, calls for .6 pounds. Should I add the whole pound? I've never brewed with this grain before and don't know much about it's characteristics. Thanks.

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Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 6.00 gal
Boil Size: 7.88 gal
Estimated OG: 1.059 SG
Estimated Color: 20.7 SRM
Estimated IBU: 67.3 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
9.50 lb Pale Ale Malt 2-Row (Briess) (3.5 SRM) Grain 67.38 %
1.25 lb Munich II (Weyermann) (8.5 SRM) Grain 8.87 %
1.25 lb Victory Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 8.87 %
0.75 lb Caramel Malt - 60L (Briess) (60.0 SRM) Grain 5.32 %
0.60 lb Special Roast (50.0 SRM) Grain 4.26 %
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SRM) Grain 3.55 %
0.25 lb Chocolate (Briess) (350.0 SRM) Grain 1.77 %
0.50 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] (Dry Hop 3 Hops -
1.00 oz Nugget [13.00 %] (60 min) Hops 36.4 IBU
0.50 oz Chinook [11.50 %] (30 min) Hops 12.4 IBU
0.65 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (20 min) Hops 11.0 IBU
0.75 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (10 min) Hops 7.6 IBU
0.75 oz Williamette [4.80 %] (0 min) Hops -
1 Pkgs American Ale II (Wyeast Labs #1272) [StartYeast-Ale


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 14.10 lb
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Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 21.15 qt of water at 162.8 F 153.0 F
 

daksin

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It's a fairly powerful flavor. I would save the rest for now and use it in something else unless you already know you love that flavor (I do).
It gives you a tangier version of the bready flavor you get from biscuit malt or english pale, "sourdough" is the popular descriptor.
 

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I'd agree. That's a rather complex grain bill and almost doubling the Special Roast would be a problem. If the grain has been milled, freeze the leftovers.
 

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My current batch o beer has 8oz of Special Roast. It's fairly strong at 8oz, but not too strong for me. A whole pound would be too much for most people.
 
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Thanks for the help. I'll probably save the rest for a brown ale or something. Would the special roast go well in a Brown Ale?
 
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