I've been having trouble of late mastering this style. One of my all time favorites is Red Seal - and I would love to capture that malt flavor albeit with a different hop expression.
I've tried Denny's Waldo Lake, Jamil's Evil Twin and while they made good beers, it wasn't what I was looking for.
My most recent Amber (exact recipe at home - but 2 row, Munich, C-45, C-120, melanoiden and pale chocolate) turned out to not be an amber at all - sort of in between brown and amber. An interesting beer, but way off the mark for my goal.
what would you think of this malt bill?
90% 2 row
10% Bairds 75-80L Crystal
at 1.054, it comes out to about 10.7SRM, almost double my house APA recipe color, which seems about right.
just wondering if I shouldn't go back to simpler is better, seems to be the case with all my other recipes. could throw a little 120L or carared in there, but I'm looking for some insight.