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Offline Jake

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Munich Malt
« on: November 21, 2011, 11:46:41 AM »
I've never brewed with munich malt, and am planning on doing so possibly next week once I'm back from Moncton. I know that it will add to the maltyness of the beer, which I want, but how much should I use (say as a grain bill percentage) to have an impact?

I know I can use up to 100% munich as a my base grain but I only have a limited amount of pounds, so I'd like to stretch it to at least 3 or 4 batches minimum. Would 10 or 20% of the grain bill have a good impact on the maltyness assuming I'm using mostly 2-row? ... maybe a bit of crystal or another specialty grain in there as well I'd assume.

I'm thinkin I have 10 pounds of light and 10 pounds of dark munich malt. Just thinkin of adding some to a standard ale, nothing too bitter.
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Re: Munich Malt
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2011, 01:26:57 PM »
I notice an impact at about 5% of the grain bill, but I often combine it with Vienna.
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Re: Munich Malt
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2011, 01:40:47 PM »
I used one pound (9.5%) in my fall ale, 9# of 2-row and half a pound c40 - I noticed a substantial difference between that and the LSA recipe - a lot more malty (nice) - although we did devour it quite soon after kegging - I expect it would have mellowed out after a few weeks...

I have 2# in the Rhymun ale as well - I think its noticable but it mixes nice with Caramunich and Rye... that's almost 18%... from the recipes I've seen, Munich seems to be used most commonly in the 0.5 to 2 or 3 # range...
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Re: Munich Malt
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2011, 01:51:48 PM »
Ah niceee. I notice that the light munich and dark munich that I ordered look nearly the same colour. Not a whole lot of difference. You can really tell the difference between light and dark crystal malts, but I found it strange that light and dark munich appeared to be alomost the same colour.
Is there much difference between the two when it comes to colour and flavour?
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Re: Munich Malt
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2011, 01:56:07 PM »
I've been wondering the same thing myself - haven't used the dark yet, but soon!
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Re: Munich Malt
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2011, 01:58:11 PM »
The stuff I'm using is the light stuff, I assume. It doesn't actually specify light/dark (hell/dunkel) on the bag.
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Re: Munich Malt
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2011, 02:18:46 PM »
The Weyermann Munich we get is listed as Type I or Type II (light or dark I think...)
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