chateau cara ruby malt,what to do with excess?

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  1. Rudibrew

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    hi guys.
    so i have a excess of this malt: Chateau cara ruby "the equivalent of carared" ebc 50.
    i ordered too much when i knew less about brewing....
    can i use it to substitute common cara,,, malts?
    ive learned that i cant go above the 10% grain bill with it,but its gonna go to waste.
    im planning on brewing amstel lager clone,blonde ale,pilsner,and the elusive chocolate flavored beer.
    any ideas if i could sneak this in ?
    otherwise its just gonna waste/expire
    thanks
     
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    Put it in the chocolate beer itll need some sweetness in that brew so It will suit it nicely you may even be able to bump it up around 15% coupled with the chocolate malt it wont come across to sweet;)
     
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    This would be somewhat equivalent to a 20 Lovibond crystal malt. Although the flavor wouldn’t be exactly the same, you could try substituting this in for crystal 20 in a number of recipes. I think it would go nicely in a Belgian Pale Ale, a saison, or some other pale ales.
     
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