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What's your favorite Mild recipe?
« on: March 26, 2015, 03:49:46 PM »
I was thinking 85% mild malt, 13% crystal 60 and 2% chocolate malt.

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Re: What's your favorite Mild recipe?
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2015, 04:03:50 PM »
On  Sat. I'm heading over to Redmond OR where a couple breweries collaborated on a version if my American mild recipe.  I'll be curious to see what they did.
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Re: What's your favorite Mild recipe?
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2015, 04:32:32 PM »
I switched to Fawcett and Simpsons crystal and roasts... made ALL the difference in mine. Really distinct differences especially the Simpsons Medium and Dark crystal.

Not sure I will every use any Briess Crystal ever again. Of course I will - but definitely not for any English or Scottish stule.

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Re: What's your favorite Mild recipe?
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2015, 04:43:26 PM »
Denny did Juniper take a run at that?  I was talking to Curt awhile back and he was working on something like this.
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Re: What's your favorite Mild recipe?
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2015, 05:33:07 PM »
Denny did Juniper take a run at that?  I was talking to Curt awhile back and he was working on something like this.

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Re: What's your favorite Mild recipe?
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2015, 09:02:40 PM »
This one needs to be English Mild.

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Re: What's your favorite Mild recipe?
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2015, 02:12:56 PM »
Mine is
82% Maris Otter
12% Fawcett Crystal I
6% Chocolate Malt

I like a tiny bit of the roast flavor from the chocolate, as the English milds I've tried have had it.
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Re: What's your favorite Mild recipe?
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2015, 02:48:59 PM »
When I have used all Mild Malt (breiss ashburne) I found it too sweet almost. 
My general grain bill for milds now is
55-60% Maris Otter
20-25% Mild Malt (briess ashburne)
5% Wheat/Flaked Barley
15% specialty malts..... crystal/pale chocolate/brown/victory/chocolate/coffee kiln (depending on goal)

The first 85% I tend to keep pretty consistent and then play around with the 15% specialty grains depending if I want something that is roastier or something that is sweeter, etc.

I really like fawcett pale chocolate and brown malt in my milds though. 

* I tend toward dark mild (18-20 SRM) and some roast/chocolate/nut type flavors.

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Re: What's your favorite Mild recipe?
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2015, 03:14:24 PM »
i have read that its best to go all Mild malt rather than using Maris Otter or standard 2 row. Any reason not too?

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Re: What's your favorite Mild recipe?
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2015, 03:23:47 PM »
I would grab a British maltster's Mild malt, seems like you could find Muntons Mild Ale malt if you tried.
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Re: What's your favorite Mild recipe?
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2015, 03:23:53 PM »
i have read that its best to go all Mild malt rather than using Maris Otter or standard 2 row. Any reason not too?

My only reason is personal preference...... with my own limited anecdotal evidence.  Did one with the entire 80% base portion ashburne mild.  I did not personally like it quite as much, although a homebrew trading friend said it was his favorite of any of my milds he had tried.

I scaled it back to 50/50 on the base portion with MO.  And eventually more of 1/3 to 2/3 Mild/MO blend. 

Like I said, I base it on nothing more than personal preference and probably somewhat on simply going with what has worked pretty consistently for me in competitions.  To be honest, I should probably revisit larger portions of mild malt again.



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Re: What's your favorite Mild recipe?
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2015, 03:26:12 PM »
I would grab a British maltster's Mild malt, seems like you could find Muntons Mild Ale malt if you tried.

**This too - the only mild malt I have found and had access to was the Breiss Ashburne - could be much better options out there.....

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Re: What's your favorite Mild recipe?
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2015, 03:27:09 PM »
I have used Munton's Mild Ale malt from AiH, makes a good mild.
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Re: What's your favorite Mild recipe?
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2015, 04:39:32 PM »
Pauls Mild is another good one.
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Re: What's your favorite Mild recipe?
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2015, 04:43:35 PM »
This is a style that i have not tried commercially, but I am really interested in brewing. What kind of mash temps are you guys using? I would assume you'd want to target a high mash temp, but I've also heard that most UK breweries use lower mash temps. Also, is anyone using adjuncts like torrified wheat and/or sugar like you might use in a Bitter?
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