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black malt question
« on: October 29, 2012, 07:42:22 AM »
I bought a pound of what I thought was Black Roasted Barley. I got to looking at it and it is Black Malt. It is Briess if that makes any difference. Would this be the same thing as black patent?
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Re: black malt question
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2012, 08:04:45 AM »
Yes.
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Re: black malt question
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2012, 02:08:55 PM »
Yes.
Use it in something like this
http://byo.com/stories/recipeindex/article/recipes/114-stout/2155-sierra-nevada-stout-clone

I brewed something similar and it came out great. None of the ash that some people say they taste.
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Re: black malt question
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2012, 03:52:46 PM »
There's definitely a threshold for the ashy flavor. I don't pick it up below about 4-5% of the grist.
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Re: black malt question
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2012, 07:18:48 PM »
I think it might vary with maltsters, too. I've usually used English black malt.
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