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Old 05-21-2009, 09:54 PM   #1
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Is Mild Malt and Maris Otter the same? If not are they are interchangeable? I just need #.75 for a recipe.

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Old 05-21-2009, 09:57 PM   #2
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I'm no expert, but i don't think so. For one, MO is a base malt, so most recipes probably need more than you do.

Second, the wiki says Mild Malt is "also called "English Mild" - a light specialty malt used in Brown Ales."

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Old 05-21-2009, 10:40 PM   #4
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Is Mild Malt and Maris Otter the same? If not are they are interchangeable? I just need #.75 for a recipe.

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Maris Otter is a barley cultivar. Mild malt is a style of malt. What is it that you need .75 lb of? Showing the recipe would be helpful in trying to provide you with an answer.
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Maris Otter is a barley cultivar. Mild malt is a style of malt. What is it that you need .75 lb of? Showing the recipe would be helpful in trying to provide you with an answer.
You mean mild is a method of malting so a mild malt could also be MO or another variety of barley?
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Here is the recipe

Big Spikes IPA

#10 2 row
.25 Malted Wheat
.25 American Munich
.75 British Mild Malt
6 oz American Victory
6 oz Belgian Cara Munich

1 oz NZ Super Alpha @60
1 oz NZ Super Alpha @30
1 oz NZ Super Alpha @30
Wyeast 1318 London Ale

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Old 05-22-2009, 01:32 AM   #7
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Looking at that recipe I would just substitute the mild malt for 0.5lbs of carapils or some other dextrin malt. Some extra body is the only benefit I can see such a small amount of mild malt providing.

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Old 05-22-2009, 06:16 PM   #8
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Sweet! Thanks for the info.

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