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Pimp my grain bill

PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 20:00
by DaveS
Hi!

I'm trying to make a point of learning how different ingredients taste by brewing relatively straightforward beers with one new addition each time.

For my next brew, I'm thinking of doing a light-ish pale ale with Extra Pale Maris Otter as a base, maybe about 5% wheat (for the obligatory "mouthfeel and head retention"), and a solid-but-not-ridiculous hit of late Mosaic. I'm wondering whether there's an amberish non-crystal malt that would go nicely into this? Munich I or II? Belgian Biscuit? British Amber? Any suggestions? Or any other interesting ideas for additions?

Thanks!

Re: Pimp my grain bill

PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 22:10
by f00b4r
You might find these taster packs that the Malt Miller sells useful, unfortunately they seem to be out of stock of the UK one but it's a cracking idea to be able to taste the various malts.

Re: Pimp my grain bill

PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 14:25
by Stu_D_brews
DaveS wrote:Hi!

I'm trying to make a point of learning how different ingredients taste by brewing relatively straightforward beers with one new addition each time.

For my next brew, I'm thinking of doing a light-ish pale ale with Extra Pale Maris Otter as a base, maybe about 5% wheat (for the obligatory "mouthfeel and head retention"), and a solid-but-not-ridiculous hit of late Mosaic. I'm wondering whether there's an amberish non-crystal malt that would go nicely into this? Munich I or II? Belgian Biscuit? British Amber? Any suggestions? Or any other interesting ideas for additions?

Thanks!
I would think the Munich 10L woul be a nice addition. May need to adjust your hop bill to keep it from coming off too sweet. A clean bittering hop at 60 then the mosaic later.

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Re: Pimp my grain bill

PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 14:35
by Stu_D_brews
I would think the Munich 10L would be a nice addition. I would add a clean bittering hop at 60 to balance out the sweetness.

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