Black is Black?

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Black is Black?

Postby Fraoch » Sun Oct 07, 2001 1:44 am

I notice on the recipe calculator that it lists black patent,black roast and roasted. I know roasted is an unmalted grain but whats the difference with the other two? Also, is it possible to do a protein rest in an oven? This sure would help as i have limited space in my picnic cooler and cant add lots of hot water.
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Some are different only in name

Postby jeff » Sun Oct 07, 2001 12:22 pm

The ingredient list on the Recipe Calculator includes some ingredients that may be very similar if not exactly the same. The reason for this is that some people like to call an ingredient one thing while others call it another. One thing to note, though, is that Roasted Barley is not the same as Black Roast.
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Response to the mash part...

Postby Mesa Maltworks » Wed Oct 10, 2001 11:21 am

Yes.. you can do your rest in the oven, but measure the temperature with a GOOD thermometer prior to trying this. Rarely do the knob's numbers match the actual temperature. If you try this, make sure to cover the mash or it may overheat when the top element turns on. You want to bring the mash to temp then place it into the oven for the rest duration. As an aside... I used to do single infusion mashes completely in the oven. My oven has a digital temperature readout on it, so this was easy. The beers always worked out fine.

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