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three differant base malts what can I brew?
« on: May 04, 2010, 07:24:02 AM »
I went to the Big Brew @ Iron Hill in Maple Shade NJ. (had a great time by the way)
Thanks to the Barley Legal Home Brewers
who sponsored the event I came home with:

3 lbs 2 row
3 lbs abbey malt
3 lbs pilsner malt
1 lb cara-pils
1 lb crystal 80L
also some cascade and magnum hops.

I am wondering what kind of beer I could make using these ingredients?
I am not to concerned about brewing "to style" just want something tasty.
I was thinking maybe some sort of amber?
I am not sure if mixing the three different base malts is a good idea.
Any ideas would be appreciated.
Dan


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Re: three differant base malts what can I brew?
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2010, 07:27:38 AM »
Get some Black malt and brew something Baltic Porter-ish

I brew a Baltic Porter that uses pretty much equal amounts of 3 base malts plus specialty grains
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Re: three differant base malts what can I brew?
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2010, 08:29:55 AM »
Amber or a Pale ale or even an IPA. I wouldn't use the entire pound of 80L.
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Re: three differant base malts what can I brew?
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2010, 11:49:16 AM »
I agree with Euge.  He's probably also right about using less than 1 lb of Crystal 80L. 
I'm not so sure if it is because of color, flavor, or both.  I suspect it is both.

Pale Ale or IPA is what I'd brew.  How much of the hops do you have?  I'd recommend:
Magnum for FWH, bittering and flavor additions
Cascade for flavor and aroma additions +/- dry hopping

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Re: three differant base malts what can I brew?
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2010, 12:53:25 PM »
You can make a damned fine beer with these ingredients.

Like others who've weighed in, I'd vote for IPA as well, but using only  about 1/3 (or no more than 1/2)  of the 80L crystal.  I certainly would  want both flavor and color contribution from crystal  (to me the ideal IPA is deep amber/copper color and very hoppy but not bone dry)

 If it were me I'd also  add a pound of white or brown sugar as well to goose it up a bit.
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Re: three differant base malts what can I brew?
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2010, 01:00:25 PM »
Depending on how much of the hops you have, I'd say that's a good IPA recipe as-is, although maybe with 1/2 lb of C80.
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Re: three differant base malts what can I brew?
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2010, 07:47:25 AM »
how does this look?


================================================================================
Batch Size: 5.500 gal
Boil Size: 6.394 gal
Boil Time: 0.000 s
Efficiency: 70%
OG: 1.054
FG: 1.016
ABV: 5.0%
Bitterness: 46.9 IBUs (Rager)
Color: 11 SRM (Daniels)

Fermentables
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                       Name  Type    Amount Mashed Late Yield Color
       Pale Malt (2 Row) UK Grain  3.000 lb    Yes   No   78%   3 L
        Pilsner (2 Row) Ger Grain  3.000 lb    Yes   No   81%   2 L
                      abbey Grain  3.000 lb    Yes   No   79%   2 L
         Cara-Pils/Dextrine Grain  8.000 oz    Yes   No   72%   2 L
 Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L Grain  8.000 oz    Yes   No   74%  80 L
          Cane (Beet) Sugar Sugar 16.000 oz     No   No  100%   0 L

Hops
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    Name Alpha   Amount     Use       Time  IBU
  Magnum 13.5% 0.500 oz    Boil   1.000 hr 28.3
 Cascade  6.0% 1.000 oz    Boil 30.000 min 14.0
 Cascade  6.0% 1.000 oz    Boil  5.000 min  4.6
 Cascade  6.0% 1.000 oz Dry Hop    0.000 s  0.0

Yeast
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                   Name Type   Form    Amount   Stage
 Wyeast - Whitbread Ale  Ale Liquid 0.528 cup Primary