Yoopers Fat Tire Recipe Changes...

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I went to the store with Yoopers recipe in hand. The store was out of Victory malt. I remembered reading on here that Victory was just an american version of the biscuit malt. So I told the lady to just substitute the victory with bicscuit. Plus they were out of the Northern Brewer hops, so she gave me Chinook instead.

I guess what I am asking is will my Fat Tire be anything like Yoopers?

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Might be something we all have to get used to. Substitutions that is.

I would not about the grains, Make sure the IBU, (or HBU) match up. You may have to use more or less of the Chinook.

I haven't looked at Yooper's recipe, so I don't know the specifics.

Brew away, I'm sure the result will please you. There are many Fat Tire Recipes out there. One of them might even have those ingredients in it.

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Victory and biscuit are indeed the same so no worries there. I'm not familiar with chinook so I can't speak to that. If the northern brewer was just for bittering it shouldn't make any difference. The important thing is recalculating for the differing alpha acid levels.
 

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Chinook is a bit higher AA% than Northern Brewer. You might want to use just a little bit less. Though it shouldn't be all that big of a deal if you just throw it all in. NB is usally around 7 - 7.5. Chinook is usually around 12.
 

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bradsul said:
Victory and biscuit are indeed the same so no worries there.
I always thought victory gave the nutty flavor, while biscuit gave more of a bready flavor. They're really the same?
 

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Lil' Sparky said:
I always thought victory gave the nutty flavor, while biscuit gave more of a bready flavor. They're really the same?
I thought they were different as well when I first read it so I did a taste test. I couldn't tell the difference.
 
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