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Hello people, new here and I’d like to bounce my recipe against other opinions. I created this yesterday and will probably go and get the ingredients this Friday

2 Row Pilsner - 5lbs
Wheat Malt - 5lbs
Biscuit Malt - 8oz
Cara Pils 1- lb

Citra hops for full 60 min boil and Amarillo for the last 10
.5 oz of sweet and .5 oz or bitter orange peel for the last 5 min
1 lb of orange honey at flame out.

What do you guys think?


It’ll be fine. Personally not a fan of Biscuit malt. I love Citra and have used it as a single hop plenty. I prefer Citra to Amarillo at 10 mins. 1 lb of honey of any kind will be lost, IMO, in the beer and is a waste of money. I would use honey malt instead. I would add some rice hulls I suppose.

Thanks! I’ve never used rice hulls in a brew before. I’m on the fence with the biscuit malt.

Brew it. It with be good. Let us know. The fun begins

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I will… I’ll post the results

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Welcome to the forum… There are many tried and true home brew peeps here… You’ll get a few different ideas as we all have our own style we enjoy… If you keep asking, you’ll get many experiments… more brews to imbibe…
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i think the biscuit is not on the same pallet as the rest of your ingredients. If you want a note that complements the wheat and orange many use coriander.


Agreed. Biscuit will give a little bit of a toasty note that doesn’t seem to go with the rest of the ingredients. If you are looking to add a bit of maltiness, light Munich might go better.

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I’ve been brewing for approx 10 - 12 just kicked out 45 gallons ( 9 different recipes) for our annual Octoberfest party. I love creating recipes on the fly but sometimes when I’m really inspired, I forget to write anything down. My 2 most beloved recipes were born from “Hey… I have extra grains… let’s see what I can make from them”. Worst thing about that is. When the last drop is gone. You know you’ll never drink that brew again.

Thanks for the help!!! I should’ve posted here years ago. I now write EVERYTHING down. I’ll leave out the biscuit from the responses.

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I don’t think that little bit of biscuit would even be noticed in that beer anyway. As far as brewing " on the fly " not sure what you mean. I often brew with stuff I have on hand but I definitely put thought into it. When I go to the supply house I’ll always get extra this and that so I generally have something available to get where I want to go. That’s the craft part I guess. Happy brewing

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