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Honey Malt in Brun' WAter
« on: October 11, 2016, 01:35:59 AM »
I'm thinking Honey Malt should be categorized as a crystal malt in Brun' water.  Is this correct?
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Re: Honey Malt in Brun' WAter
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2016, 01:41:09 AM »
Not sure the real answer. My $0.02, if you use enough honey malt to matter how it is categorized then you used too much.

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Re: Honey Malt in Brun' WAter
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2016, 01:59:14 AM »
5.3 oz. in a 6.5 gallon batch.  I agree it is easy to overdo honey malt, but Avery uses that percentage in their Ellie's Brown Ale which is my favorite commercial Brown, and I am trying their angle on this one.

And I'm a bit of a detail person, so I really would like to be sure of the pH calculation.  My guess is that not only is the amount fairly insignificant, but that the Lovibond number is the most important part in estimating pH.  Nonetheless...
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Re: Honey Malt in Brun' WAter
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2016, 02:00:55 AM »
What's the difference in the projected pH?

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Re: Honey Malt in Brun' WAter
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2016, 02:09:11 AM »
What's the difference in the projected pH?

 :-[  Well, now I'm embarrassed.  I changed it to base malt - no change.  And Roast malt or Acid malt it clearly isn't...

Thanks for not adding a 'duh.'
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Re: Honey Malt in Brun' WAter
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2016, 02:32:52 AM »
I figured it's a small amount of light malt. I bet it's as insignificant as Carapils being entered as base or crystal.

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Re: Honey Malt in Brun' WAter
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2016, 04:05:22 AM »
I figured it's a small amount of light malt. I bet it's as insignificant as Carapils being entered as base or crystal.

Agree, thats what I was insinuating above. The way you're using it in that brown ale sounds great.

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Re: Honey Malt in Brun' WAter
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2016, 12:10:00 PM »
FW 805 uses a fair amount and it is a solid beer...just sayin.
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Re: Honey Malt in Brun' WAter
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2016, 09:13:01 PM »
IIRC, on the brunwater spreadsheet it dictates that the drop downs on the mash acidfication page (base, crystal, roast, acid malts) are really designated by their lovibond colors. With over "150" or so approaching from crystal into roast. With honey malt being around a 25L (once again from memory here) it would be designated as a crystal malt. Special roast as well since it is only around 50L, even though it has the word "roast" in it.