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Victory with MO
« on: August 19, 2016, 09:19:30 AM »
Any thoughts on victory malt with MO.  This is for an APA.  Is it worth using with MO or bump it up a bit?

95% MO
2.5 % carapils
2.5 % victory


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Re: Victory with MO
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2016, 09:21:45 AM »
I wouldn't use it with MO personally. MO has a toasty, biscuity character on its own. Victory on top of that might give you more of that character than you wanted. If you do use it, I wouldn't use more than 3%. Just my $0.02  .


Edit - Just saw that you had 2.5% for the Victory. It's a judgement call. Either way would make a nice beer,but I just prefer to leave Biscuit or Victory out of MO beers.
« Last Edit: August 19, 2016, 09:26:40 AM by HoosierBrew »
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Re: Victory with MO
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2016, 09:27:24 AM »
I wouldn't use it with MO personally. MO has a toasty, biscuity character on its own. Victory on top of that might give you more of that character than you wanted. If you do use it, I wouldn't use more than 3%. Just my $0.02  .
Yea that was my concern.  I'll drop it.  Any other malt you think would go well with MO I could add just to give a little more color and character.  Still keeping in mind for an APA


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Re: Victory with MO
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2016, 09:30:19 AM »
I wouldn't use it with MO personally. MO has a toasty, biscuity character on its own. Victory on top of that might give you more of that character than you wanted. If you do use it, I wouldn't use more than 3%. Just my $0.02  .
Yea that was my concern.  I'll drop it.  Any other malt you think would go well with MO I could add just to give a little more color and character.  Still keeping in mind for an APA



English medium crystal like Simpson's is a natural, or even some C60 would work nicely. And your amount of Victory is small in your recipe. I just prefer MO without it - you might like it.
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Re: Victory with MO
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2016, 11:05:30 AM »
I think at the percentage you are using it, could be a nice accent. Kinda depends on your gravity too and how hoppy this APA will be. If its one of those bigger APA's around 1.056-1.062 it may be too much. But at 1.044-1.054 it may be a better accent. Also if your hopping the snot out of it then a lot of it will be lost anyways. I think MO could pair well with several of those mid range lovibond toasted malts including special roast, amber, brown, and even pale chocolate when used with restraint.

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Re: Victory with MO
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2016, 12:40:15 PM »
1% pale chocolate malt in a pale ale is a classic for English style bitters. It'll give you the color and just a hint of complexity to the MO base. My standard bitter is MO, torriffied wheat and that 1% pale chocolate. I don't see how Americanizing the hop schedule of that grist would make a bad beer.

Edit - I've made an APA with the above grist and a cascade heavy hop schedule. Delicious beer.
« Last Edit: August 19, 2016, 12:43:00 PM by dilluh98 »
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