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ESB suggestion - Victory or no?
« on: May 21, 2013, 01:17:40 PM »
So I'm brewing an ESB tomorrow morning. For the longest time I was planning a simple grain bill of 93% MO and 7% English Extra Dark Crystal. But I woke up this morning and the idea popped in my head that I should add some Victory. On one hand I like the idea of letting the MO stand on its own, but a little extra toastiness could be nice here. Anyone have any strong thoughts or experience either way on this?
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Re: ESB suggestion - Victory or no?
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2013, 01:56:03 PM »
Nope. Don't need it. Maris Otter plus dark crystal equals good ESB malt bill.

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Re: ESB suggestion - Victory or no?
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2013, 02:11:06 PM »
Nope. Don't need it. Maris Otter plus dark crystal equals good ESB malt bill.

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Re: ESB suggestion - Victory or no?
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2013, 02:17:58 PM »
Nope. Don't need it. Maris Otter plus dark crystal equals good ESB malt bill.

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Re: ESB suggestion - Victory or no?
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2013, 02:23:39 PM »
doesn't even need to be dark - my local made a 93/7 with MO/English light Crystal (the 45-55L stuff), all EKGs and 007 yeast -one of my favorite beers of theirs - simple recipe, yet complex.
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Re: ESB suggestion - Victory or no?
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2013, 02:44:55 PM »
Keep it simple!

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Re: ESB suggestion - Victory or no?
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2013, 04:07:25 PM »
+1.  I love MO with some English crystal 60, 1968, EKG.  A recipe where the simplicity really works.
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Re: ESB suggestion - Victory or no?
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2013, 05:30:30 AM »
I agree with the above too!

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Re: ESB suggestion - Victory or no?
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2013, 07:01:31 AM »
Not for today, but I'd try floor malted marris otter to increase breadiness and keep it simple.
 
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Re: ESB suggestion - Victory or no?
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2013, 08:26:15 AM »
I agree simplicity is best.  IF you were to add any Victory malt at all, I would keep the amount very very low, maybe 3-4% of the grist.  But personally I would skip it.
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Re: ESB suggestion - Victory or no?
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2013, 10:08:53 AM »
Thanks for talking me into keeping it simple everybody. The beer gods have rewarded me by hitting my mash temp to the tenth of a degree. The boil is going strong now and the runnings tasted damn good.
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