The first time I brewed my experimental ale, I was very pleased. It turned out being one of my best brews ever. I decided to repeat it tonight using what I had on hand.
The recipe is as follows:
2 oz chocolate malt
6 oz roasted barley
1 lb crystal malt (50/60)
3 lb Amber DME
3 lb Dark DME
4 oz Pale DME
0.5 oz Chinook pellet hops (12.0%) Bittering
0.5 oz Kent Goldings (6.9%) Bittering
0.5 oz Willamette (4.6%) Bittering
0.5 oz Kent Goldings (6.9%) Flavor
1.0 oz Cascade (6.4%) aroma
Safale US-56 dry yeast
I will admit, this is an eclectic mix of ingredients, but I needed to get rid of some of this stuff. I cleaned the hops out of my freezer. The dark DME I bought from a local hobby shop that was going out of business. The only ingredient I purchased especially for this batch was the amber DME.
I will provide an update in a few weeks.