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Hey there,

So I’m back brewing again and I wanted to remake the first brew I’d attempted years ago. But have run into a possible hitch...
 

Here’s the recipie:

“Ingredients for 5 gallons (19 l):
 
3¾ lbs. (1.7 kg) can Coopers Real Ale hopped malt extract
3¾ lbs. (1.7 kg) can Coopers light malt extract
1 oz. (28 g) Amarillo hops for aroma Ale yeast
¾ c. (175 ml) corn sugar or 1¼ c. (300 ml) dried malt extract (for bottling)”

 

I just got the delivery of the two cans of malt extract, and the Real Ale extract is 1.7kg - but the Light Malt extract comes in at 1.5kg.

I’ve got some Medium Crystal Malt grain lying around. Can I steep some at the beginning to account for the 200grams less of Light Malt extract? 

Or perhaps just use 1.5kgs of Real Ale extract and less water?

 

Help please!
 

 

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I think Crystal would work and would be a good addition. If you have any dry malt handy, you could add 200g of that. 

Or, you could just brew it as you've listed. It'll still make a decent beer.

 

Why would you add dry malt at bottling stage?

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16 minutes ago, Lab Cat said:

Why would you add dry malt at bottling stage?

That’s the sugar drops at the end for bottle carbonation 

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The Sugar drops aren't malt. They're basic sugar, in a solid form.

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I haven’t tried it yet, but actually been thinking of trying some dry malt to prime bottles.

Be interesting to see how it goes. Anyone done it?

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It’s from Charlie Papazan’s book. He adds dried malt extract (or corn sugar) diluted in water to the wort, just before bottling - for bottle carbonation

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3 hours ago, NewBrews said:

I haven’t tried it yet, but actually been thinking of trying some dry malt to prime bottles.

Be interesting to see how it goes. Anyone done it?

No real taste difference to my taste buds. Have to use more to get the same carbonation too and its about 5 times the price of sugar and 3 times the price of dextrose. 

I usually stick with dextrose when i bottle. There are other alternatives which will give something different. Honey i used in a wheat a long while back which gave a nice taste. Have seen molasses and maple syrup used as well.

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