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Old 07-04-2009, 07:06 PM   #1
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Can Cara Munich Type I be used as a base grain? I've never used it before. I made up a Porter recipe with the following grain bill:

Cara Munich TYPE I: 9.5 lbs
Chocolate Malt: 1 lb
Crystal 120L: 1 lb
Black Barley: .5 lb

Perle: 1oz (60 min)
Willamette 1 oz (15 min)
Willamette 1 oz (0 min)

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Old 07-04-2009, 07:15 PM   #2
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No it's a crystal malt.
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Old 07-04-2009, 07:17 PM   #3
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Like Conroe said, NO, it's a crystal malt.

In other words, it's a specialty malt used in small quantities to complement base grains.

Pale, 2-Row, Pils, Wheat, Vienna, Munich can all be considered base grains, with Pale Malt, 2-Row, and Pils being the dominant base grains.

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Old 07-04-2009, 07:17 PM   #4
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I believe caramunich is similar to crystal, so you would not want to use that as a base grain. I'd stick with 2 row for a porter.

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Old 07-04-2009, 07:27 PM   #5
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No, it's a 34L crystal without any enzymes. You could, however, make an interesting porter using regular Munich as the base. It would be massively malty.

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Just to hijack a little bit... I heard Jamil say that Aromatic has enough diastatic power to convert itself. I was considering doing an all Aromatic beer. Thoughts? It's generally described as a maltier Munich malt. I've only used it in small amounts here and there.

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Thanks for the replies. I had a total brain fart on this one. I think I'll brew the Porter with 9lbs of 2-row, and 1lb of Cara Munich.

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Just to hijack a little bit... I heard Jamil say that Aromatic has enough diastatic power to convert itself. I was considering doing an all Aromatic beer. Thoughts? It's generally described as a maltier Munich malt. I've only used it in small amounts here and there.

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Thoughts: It would probably turn out quite bleh. I've used 1# in a recipe before, and I don't think I'd use any more. it is a specialty grain, not a base grain.
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I think Ohiobrewtus did an all aromatic malt beer, but I don't remember which hops he used. I think he said it came out really nice.

I use pilsner, Vienna, Munich, maris otter, and US 2-row as a base for my beers.

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