This is a link to a recipe by hopfenundmalz (Jeff) who has been to the brewery and made notes.
I also used Styrian Goldings and Sterling hops in mine.
I would be interested to hear his (or anyone's) thoughts on the use of the Carastan. I had planned on leaning only on Golden Promise (with less than 1% of Carafa for color). Does the Carastan bring a necessary flavor or is it there for color only?
I've seen many "clone" recipes for this beer and the target SRM's seem to fall somewhere between 5 and 9. I was shooting for about 6-7. Am I not coppery enough? Internet pictures are not very helpful. Who has a bottle on hand???
There was some speculation on "Jim's Beer Kit", which is a British homebrew forum, that TTL could use crystal malt made from Golden Promise barley. That would fulfill the claim of all Golden Promise. There was other speculation that the color is from a long boil. The color I remember was very similar to Pliny the Elder, so say SRM 7.
Thanks Jeff. If TT is making crystal from GP…well that would be both brilliant and devious.
Having no memory of TTL, I’m not sure why I’m trying to create a recipe inspired by it. Fool’s errand, I suppose.