grain help swap ie us to uk grains

Postby tazuk » Fri Oct 30, 2015 19:33

looking at doing a usa brew

Pale Malt (2 Row) US (1.8 SRM) = from wot i read on the net people say use British lager malt for US 2 Row
lager Malt and Pilsner Malt tend to have very little amounts of maltiness so that's why I think they would be a good substitute.
MO will give you more biscuit and toast flavour than 2-row pale malt, and a little more

next wot is best to swap for these as i can not find on the net
Caramel/Crystal Malt – 80L (80.0 SRM) 100g
Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) 100g

cheers :thumb:

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Re: grain help swap ie us to uk grains

Postby stevelmu » Fri Oct 30, 2015 19:36

Malt Miller sells Crystal and dark crystal, that should work.
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Re: grain help swap ie us to uk grains

Postby KevinS » Fri Oct 30, 2015 22:12

Lager malt is fine for swapping with recipes that list 'US 2-Row'. I think Lager Malt is a tiny bit lighter, but the flavour is much closer than any other option. Maris Otter certainly has its own flavour, even low colour MO. I've done plenty of US clones using lager malt and even seen Garrett Oliver describe Lager Malt as the best substitute for 'US 2 Row' (quote marks added as technically MO and lager malt are both 2 row malts, US recipes list '2 Row' as a generic malt)

Regarding the crystal - the US has a lot more crystal variants than we tend to get over here. So you either have to pick the one thats closest, or hope its one of the branded crystal malts (e.g. weyerman). It makes copying recipes for US Amber Ales difficult over here, as they have so many crystal malts to choose from!

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Re: grain help swap ie us to uk grains

Postby tazuk » Fri Oct 30, 2015 23:28

sweet cheers :thumb:

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Re: grain help swap ie us to uk grains

Postby jkp » Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:19

This LINK is a pretty good substitution chart for different grains.

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