I just checked my hbs and they don't carry the Simpson dark crystal. Is there anything else that is more authentic to the style? They do carry British Chocolate and if I switch out the victoty and aromatic with 4 oz. of British chocolate it puts me at 16 srm.
If I were to switch out 2 lbs. of extract with 2 lbs. of table sugar how would that change my flavor profile? Also up to this point I have always used pellet style hops, is there any benefit to using leafs?
Thanks for the help guys. There is nothing better for me than coming home from a day fishing the river, grilling some burgers, and enjoying a couple good ESB's. I am hoping this batch turns out good and I can really enjoy it this March.