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Old 11-22-2008, 01:46 AM   #1
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Default Large amounts of Vienna/Munich malts in recipe.

Would a malt bill with equal parts Munich, Vienna, and pale malt be too cloying? Something along the lines of 3 to 4 pounds of each in the recipe. It wouldn't be like throwing 3 pounds of crystal in there, right?

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Old 11-22-2008, 02:26 AM   #2
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I have made many beers with Vienna only and one with 40% munich.

So I like your idea.

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Old 11-22-2008, 03:06 AM   #3
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My Oktoberfest is 4 pounds Munich, 3.5 Vienna and 3 Pils. Turned out great.

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Old 11-22-2008, 03:11 AM   #4
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two of the finest beers i've ever tasted were SMaSH ales.

one was 100% vienna with northern brewer

the other was 100% belgian munich with mt. hood

my dunkelweizen recipes are usualy about 40% munich.

remember...people didn't always have specialty malts. These are base malts and are intended to make up the majority of the grist

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SMaSH?? Single Malt and Some Hops?

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I've done 80% Vienna and wouldn't again but 1/3rd each would be nice.

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I've done Vienna Lager (100% vienna malt) and Munich Dunkel (100% dark munich malt, triple decoction) and both are excellent beers. The dunkel is in the 5th month of lagering so I haven't had it carbed but it is TASTY.

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Munich and Vienna are very different from crystals, so you don't have to worry about the beer being too sweet.

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90% Munich in an Alt and it turned out great!

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SMaSH?? Single Malt and Some Hops?
Single Malt and Single Hop. Pick one of each and knock yourself out.
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