Base Malt + recipe critic ¶
By: _z987k on June 12, 2009, 12:08 a.m.
I'm going to be buying grain Saturday as I'm out. I generally like to get a 50lb sack of Domestic 2-row as it seems useful in a lot of styles, but the more I brew the more I realize it's not. Is there a better base malt that would be better rounded to suite more styles? I don't think I brew enough to get 50lbs of 2-row, MO, and a pils.
I'm thinking of going 50lbs of 2-row and then some 10lb bags of MO, BoPils, Golden Promise, and Belgian Pils (German Pils?). I like to be able to make a wide range of styles without having to plan way ahead for a brew day or have to go buy grain the day of.
BTW this is to compliment my 6lbs of hops that just arrived: Saaz, Willamette, Cascade, Styrian's, Magnum, Hallertau. Oh and if anyone needs a few oz and can afford to wait a bit to get them... hit me up.
Also here's a recipe I came up with for a DÃ¼sseldorf Alt. Please critic and tell me it's shit.
3lbs German Munich
.5lb Crystal 40
1.6oz Chocolate malt
For around a 1.050 beer
I was thinking doing .75oz of Magnum for the bittering and the Hallertau for like a 15 and 5 addition for ~40ibus. But I could go all Hallertau.
wyeast 1007 or wlp036
Single Decoction Mash with a protein rest and sacc rest at 154. I was thinking along the lines of a 30min decoction and maybe I could forgo the chocolate malt for color?