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Hi folk, long time no brew. Just wondering has anyone used Voyagers Voodoo as a base malt, and if so what style of brew and your general impressions
Yep, depends what you are after but maybe a 70% Atlas or Compass or even Veloria / 30% Voodoo grist would support an ESB or Pale Ale or IPA.I thought it might be a bit too intense as the entire base, will probably take your advice, go about 30 and see how we go. Your ESB sounds good
I'm wondering if your ESB base could make an interesting foundation for a lager as well, any thoughts?I have used it quite a bit. Think of it as Munich 3+. Yes, it has enough DP to convert itself but I'd suggest you limit it to say 30% of the grist.
I did a super intense red bitter with 100% voodoo and it was great for a pint but a bit chewy for a second pint. I also made a Belgian dark strong that was voodoo, cane sugar and a little carafa special 2. Again, super intense.
I have an ESB on at the moment that is 12.5% voodoo, 12.5% amber, 15% SM40 and the balance is atlas. Very very malty.
I generally use it at about 5%-10% to add some sweetness, toastiness and make the beer a little more red.
Agreed with that. Certainly more tame than a heritage xtal for example, but imparts a similar flavour.Yep, depends what you are after but maybe a 70% Atlas or Compass or even Veloria / 30% Voodoo grist would support an ESB or Pale Ale or IPA.
The ESB was part of my cube swap collaboration approach with @sponge ; he brewed it and I fermented it.
We both have systems capable of at least 4 cubes per batch so we brew then trade cubes.