This is the first of 3 experiments on base malts. Yes its not what you'd expect for a malt experiment, high IBU and some pretty flavor tweaking special malts. But I dont really care what the base malts 'taste like by themselves' as much as how they taste in my favorite brews, IPA's :) All ingredients are kept common except the main malt bill. American Rahr 2 row, Experiment 2 will be German Munich Malt. Experiment 3 English Maris Otter. Ill report back after making and tasting all 3.
Note still a 60 minute boil, but I achieve the IBU I want with more hops and not adding them until 30 minutes in, to maintain more hop flavor and aroma. Takes slightly more hops but worth it IMO.
Cheers, Jim http://jimsbrews.blogspot.com/