I would love to hear some feedback on a recipe I made... I'm new to creating recipes and I would love to see what someone has to say about a recent one. Sometimes I think I use too many malts/barley combos...
Here it is...
- 9 lbs Maris Otter
- 1 lbs 8 oz. Chocolate
- 1 lbs 4 oz. Oats, flaked
- 1 lbs 4 oz. Caramel Malt 80L
- 1 lbs Roasted Barley
- 12 oz. Black Patent
- 1 oz. East Kent Goldings
Dry English Ale WLP007
That's a heck of a lot of roast grains. You could probably cut the chocolate, roast barley and black malts in half and still have enough roast flavor and color for an oatmeal stout.
The combinations look good but I'd make the roasted barley, BP and chocolate a maxim of 1.5 pounds combined for a 5G batch. That's a lot of Crystal too. Could probably cut it in half as well.
As far as learning proportions for styles download the BJCP style guide , listen to the Jamil Show on The Brewing Network (it's on iTunes and probably Android) and check out the book Brewing Classic Styles by Jamil Zainasheff and Designing Great Beers by Ray Daniels. The Brewers Association (Brewer's Publications) has published lots of good style books and there are others available as well.
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