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Fellow brewers,
I'm after some suggestions on a good dark ale to brew and if I should use
sugar, malt or some combo type mix? I have tried Coopers dark nut ale which
was good but thought perhaps I should try another option.

Cheers

Mike



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Why not try steeping a combo of chocolate malt and a dark (say 80-120
L) crystal pre-boil, in a fine nylon bag.  Remove when water gets
almost to 170 F.  If you don't have a thermometer, get one.  I use an
old candy thermometer.   I'd skip the sugar, unless you wanted to
perhaps try 1/2 lb (or less) of dark brown.  Try using a pale malt
extract, letting the color and flavor come from the steeped grains.
Try a quarter lb chocolate malt, lightly crushed, and 1/2 to 1 lb of
dark crystal, lightly crushed.  This may make it interesting.  Even a
small amount of black malt, perhaps 1-2 ozs, lightly crushed, would
add a little something to the overall profile.

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Mike wrote:
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I just opened a batch of an Irish stout that came out pretty good.  It
used only darker malts no additional sugar.  I would be wiling to share
recipe if your interested.

- Scott L.

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Scott Lothrop wrote in message ...
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Sounds Good. I wouldn't mind trying something like that.

Cheers

Mike



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Mike wrote:
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Mike you can find the recipe at:

http://www.geocities.com/scotlo/index.html
Good luck with it.

  - Scott L.

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Cheers Scott



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Brew up some stout, it's the easiest beer to brew too. Often when I open a
bottle, the first few mouthfuls make you cringe abit, but very soon after
your loving it & opening another.

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Hey Mike,
How did that Nut Brown Ale that coopers makes go? Good taste?
I was thinking of making one of their stouts also but I might actually get
the ESB pack for that one.


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Chris *Sydney, Australia* wrote in message
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Turned out great. Unfortunately I have been told it is no longer available.
I used a combo sugar & malt type mix and it was really good beer.
Mike

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Depending if and where you live in sydney I can tell you where to find about
10 tins of it..

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I have a dark ale suggestion. Coopers Dark Ale with a powdered malt,
dextrose mix and willamette hops dry.

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On Wed, 20 Apr 2005 11:01:32 +1000, "Josh Button"

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Or just dry malt.  Why use dextrose?

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No really good reason apart from cost. My book stated that was what I used.
Dry malt would work fine.
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