I need a recipe suggestion for a Black APA

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I need a recipe suggestion for a Black APA

#1 Post by johnpepin » Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:26 pm

I looking to create an APA that is very dark but won't have any of the burnt/roasted grain flavor. I've got de-bittered black malt but I'm looking for a suggestion on how much to use for a 5 gallon batch.

I would appreciate any suggestions that someone has had success with. I'm brewing tomorrow morning. If your out running the West side of town feel free to drop by at 10 am.

John Pepin

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Re: I need a recipe suggestion for a Black APA

#2 Post by Rob Martin » Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:30 pm

For my Schwarz, in a 10 gal batch I use 1 lb debitterd in a 23 lb grain bill. So, for a 5 gal APA, I wouldn't use any more than 8 oz, and maybe 4-6 would be better.

Thomas Fawcett makes a Pale Chocolate malt that is about 200 Lovibond. Have you ever used that?

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Re: I need a recipe suggestion for a Black APA

#3 Post by johnpepin » Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:01 am

Thanks Rob.

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Re: I need a recipe suggestion for a Black APA

#4 Post by johnpepin » Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:02 am

No I have not tried that malt. How and inwhat did you use it ?

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Re: I need a recipe suggestion for a Black APA

#5 Post by Rob Martin » Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:22 am

So far I've only used it once in a Mild(ish) Ale. In a 5 gal recipe I used .5 lb in a 7 3/8 lb grain bill. The rest was .5 lb Carastan and the rest was Maris Otter. It was OK, not stellar.

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