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Surfman

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so i attempted my 1st partial mash using the 2 gal water cooler method. This is my recipe, what would you guys classify it as? Im not too familiar with the differnet kinds of base malts yest since i have been doing mostly extract with steeping grains so i just picked a few pounds out and went with it.

1lb biscuit 19.3L
1lb briess 2 row pale 1.5L
1lb maris otter 3.0L
1lb munich 10L

mash 155F for 45 min, the sparge with 170F h2o

boil:
3lbs light dme

1oz fuggles 4% 60min
.5oz fuggles 4% 15min
.5oz fuggles 4% 5min

I used pacman yeast i harvested from a rouge brutal bitter.

og was 1.034- less than expected
i took a sample today and gravity was 1.008 and the sample tasted good but had a flavor i can only describe as kinda "toasty", is that from one of the types of malt?

anyway, let me kow what you guys think i should classify this as, maybe an ordinary bitter?

Thanks:mug:
 

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NOTE: I'm a total brewing n00b!

From what I've been reading and from your ingredients, I'd say that the toasty flavor is from the biscuit malt.

from http://www.foamrangers.com/malts.html
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Biscuit is a unique malt thats lightly roasted, lending the subtle properties of black and chocolate malts. Used at the rate of 3 to 15 %, it is designed to improve the bread & biscuits, or toasted flavor and aroma characteristics to Lagers and Ales.
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thanks for that link, so would you guys say this is an ordinary bitter or just a random concoction?
 

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It sounds like an ordinary bitter to me. That toasty character comes from the biscuit and Munich malts and, to a far lesser extent, from the Marris Otter.


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i was shooting for 1.046 for my original gravity, was i short because i didnt let it sit long enough for the mash, would an hour have been better?
 
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