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Captain Morgan (4.8.19.214)
Posted on Sunday, February 22, 2004 - 08:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I've got a recipe that I like to do, it calls for
two 3.75lb cans of John Bull dark, the hopped one.
I'm tired of paying the $15 for each can, especialy when I can probably do it for less then $15 in grain. So I'd like to know if anyone knows how I sould substitute grain for the LME. As far as the hops, my LHBS guy and I thought cascadse or fuggles would do it.
 

Wykowski (209.222.26.27)
Posted on Monday, February 23, 2004 - 03:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

it's hard to know whats in John Bull Dark, (i think they are 3.3 lb cans, IMHO the cans suck use DME or bulk LME)

what is your recipe, it's hard to suggest a grain bill when you don't know the style
 

Bill Pierce (24.141.129.137)
Posted on Monday, February 23, 2004 - 03:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I would guess it's a porter or stout recipe, probably the latter. As Wykowski asks, can you provide us with the style and some idea of another beer this might be similar to?

Long ago, the second beer I ever brewed was an extract porter recipe (from Karl Lutzen) that called for 3 lbs. of Northwestern amber extract and one 3.3 lb. can of John Bull dark unhopped extract. There were no steeped specialty grains. The bittering hops were 1 oz. Clusters and the finishing hops were 1 oz. Cascades for 5 minutes. The beer was quite tasty and took me a while to surpass with an all-grain recipe, although I think my St. Chuck's Porter is a distinct improvement.
 

Vance Barnes (69.15.38.210)
Posted on Monday, February 23, 2004 - 04:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Boy, 2 can of John Bull would be MALTY. I'd consider some Munich malt in the grain bill and mashing on the high temp side.
 

Captain Morgan (4.8.19.214)
Posted on Monday, February 23, 2004 - 05:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The recipe is a variation of Elbro Nektre Brown Ale.
Which Dave Aronoff is questioning about accually being an ale in another thread. Heres my version of the recipe.

7 lbs. John Bull Dark (hopped)
1/2 lbs. crystal
1/4 lbs. black patent
1/2 oz Cascades (finnishing)

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