I was originally planning on following Jamil’s “I’m not Bitter, I’m Thirsty” grain bill:
9.5# English Pale
.5# C 120
.25# Special Roast
Firstly, 9.5# with 70% efficiency is too much. More like 7-8# for me.
After reading up on some specialty malt flavors I’m not so certain I want the sourdough like character of Special roast. I still want toasty biscuit and see recommendations for victory. Though I am also considering a healthy (or perhaps not so healthy) dosing of amber and possibly some carastan. Here’s what I’ve come up with:
7# Maris Otter
.25# C 120
Also want to try out fuggles rather than the EKG as fuggles is new to me and am curious. Recommendations this also welcomed.
1.5oz @ 60
.75 oz @ 20
.75 oz @ 1
All of which providing est. OG of 1.047, an ibu of around 35.6, and an SRM of 13.6.
Very much needing feedback as I’ve never used carastan, amber or victory, nor ever made a bitter!
All seems to be within parameters, I just don’t want too sweet? Too much raisin? Mild-moderate toffee sounds great, with a little caramel and a deep toasty biscuit flavor. Mashing @ 151?
Please and thank you to all!