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Offline rjparjay

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Can you take a look at my Brown ale please?
« on: August 24, 2012, 09:39:14 AM »
So I'm trying to save a lot of money on this batch by using ingredients that I already have. I'm still going to try and stick as close to BJCP guidelines as I can though.

Northern English Brown Ale

Grist
  • 7lbs American2-Row
  • 2lbs Munich Malt 10L
  • .5 lb Caramel 40
  • .5lb Victory
  • .25lb Chocolate Malt

Hops
  • 1oz Fuggle @ 60min
  • .5oz Fuggle @20min
  • .5oz Fuggle @ 5 mins

Yeast
Safale- 04; Reusing 1/3 of a yeast cake from a currently fermenting amber.



I'm afraid that might be too much chocolate malt. What do you think?

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Re: Can you take a look at my Brown ale please?
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2012, 09:49:27 AM »
I don't think the chocolate addition will adversely affect the flavor profile you're aiming for. However, if you want a restrained chocolate malt character in the beer, add the chocolate during the sparge.  This will allow for color and minimal chocolate malt flavor.
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