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Offline coolman26

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Re: malts with smooth or interesting roast qualities
« Reply #30 on: February 04, 2017, 09:15:34 pm »
I love brown malt. It is in every Stout/Porter, brown beer I make. Just ordered more a few minutes ago as a matter of fact.


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Re: malts with smooth or interesting roast qualities
« Reply #31 on: February 04, 2017, 10:54:15 pm »
Do you guys prefer Crisp or Thomas Fawcett brown malt?  Or maybe another brand?

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Re: malts with smooth or interesting roast qualities
« Reply #32 on: February 05, 2017, 08:10:12 am »
Do you guys prefer Crisp or Thomas Fawcett brown malt?  Or maybe another brand?

I don't know about the Fawcett, but the Crisp Brown malt has had a light smoke flavor that gets to the beer. It is very nice in the appropriate styles. Very nice in a London Porter.
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Re: malts with smooth or interesting roast qualities
« Reply #33 on: February 05, 2017, 12:31:58 pm »
Do you guys prefer Crisp or Thomas Fawcett brown malt?  Or maybe another brand?

I don't know about the Fawcett, but the Crisp Brown malt has had a light smoke flavor that gets to the beer. It is very nice in the appropriate styles. Very nice in a London Porter.

That's the one I use as well, even though I can source the TF locally.  I have used the Crisp in Denny's BVIP, as well as porter.  I like my resource book by Dr. John Harrison, "Old British Beers and How to Make Them".  Thanks Martin.
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Re: malts with smooth or interesting roast qualities
« Reply #34 on: February 05, 2017, 07:05:36 pm »
I do Crisp on most roasted, brown grains


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Re: malts with smooth or interesting roast qualities
« Reply #35 on: February 06, 2017, 05:16:34 pm »
I'm buying Thomas Fawcett for most of my British grains in general.
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Re: malts with smooth or interesting roast qualities
« Reply #36 on: February 26, 2017, 08:34:13 pm »
Call me crazy but my favorite smooth dark malt is good old fashioned Briess Chocolate malt.  I also enjoy chocolate wheat and chocolate rye.  Munch on a kernel or two of each one, whether at home or even in a shop, to know for sure what you like the best.

Hear, hear - Chocolate Malt (350 L) is my favorite of the dark malts:  rich roasted coffee and cocoa flavors, but still very mild (absolutely no astringency) when used @ 1-5%.

Black Patent (500 L) is a close second to Chocolate Malt.  Highly roasted character w/only a hint of bitterness; surprisingly mild for such a deeply-kilned malt.

Black Barley Malt (500 L) is my 3rd favorite:  very roasty/toasty (a little burnt), but still mild.

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Re: malts with smooth or interesting roast qualities
« Reply #37 on: February 26, 2017, 08:41:44 pm »
I am brewing this beer on Friday. I think I will go with 2.2% brown malt and 2.2% carafa special. Expecting a smooth but very minor roasted quality. My recent browns have been 5% carafa special which was nice for my goals.
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Re: malts with smooth or interesting roast qualities
« Reply #38 on: March 23, 2017, 07:50:17 pm »
Just tapped this beer and I couldn't be happier. I used s-189 and it has contributed to a crisp clean character that is very nice. It is kind of right between a brown ale and a dunkel if that makes sense. The brown malt and carafa worked very well together to get me the character I wanted.
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Re: malts with smooth or interesting roast qualities
« Reply #39 on: March 23, 2017, 07:58:46 pm »
Just tapped this beer and I couldn't be happier. I used s-189 and it has contributed to a crisp clean character that is very nice. It is kind of right between a brown ale and a dunkel if that makes sense. The brown malt and carafa worked very well together to get me the character I wanted.

Sounds good!
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