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Mirage

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Hello! We are looking to buy grain for a partial mash of Yooper's Dogfish Head IPA and noticed that the grain had a SRM next to it. We are not sure what SRM means and what we should be looking for in terms of grain (Pale malt has like 50 different choices on Midwest). If someone could clarify, that would spectacular! Thanks!
 

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I forget what it stands for off the top of my head, but it refers to the color. Caramel malt can be from 15 (light) to close to 100 (dark, like for a dark amber beer). Chocolate malt and roasted barley can be upwards of 400 SRM, which translates to a dark beer like a stout.
 
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Excellent, thank you! So when shopping online, Midwest had a thing called lovibond rating and then a number, would that be the same thing?

Example we are looking for pale malt:


Pale Malt (Crisp)1 lb.
Crisp Pale Malt: Crafted from well-modified Maris Otter malt. Works well in single-infusion mashes, and lends a drier character as it is slightly more kilned than domestic 2-Row or Pilsner malts. Lovibond rating: 3.5-4.5°L. Usage: up to 100%.

Pale Ale Malt (Briess) 1 lb.
Briess Pale Ale Malt: This malt is a less expensive alternative to British or Belgian pale ale malt. Slightly darker version of the Briess 2-row, comparable performance suited for any ale. Lovibond rating: 3.2-3.6°L; Usage: up to 100%.

Thanks again!
 
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