Thanks nateo. As I moved into AG, I started trying to copy various commercial beers with my own blend of what I could find on the internet. Like BJ's PM Porter. Their website, as most brewer's, gives the main list of ingredients but no proprotions, so I look at other porters to get an idea of %'s for each grain. But I was never sure which grain was doing what. Now I will back up and start basic recipes, learn the flavors and move up from there.
I got started in this from a friend at work, did 3 partial mash kits and then jumped into AG as he does. Glad I made that move. Now I have a keggle and a 10 gal Gott cooler mash tun; will build another keggle soon.
If I want to stay with the fuller beer profiles like a scottish ale, what would anyone recommend on the type of grain to try first? A british pale 2-row, MO, or something else.