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Beerdoc 05-04-2006 08:38 PM

munich helles
 
I'm planning on brewing a munich helles, and the Beer Captured recipe calls for spalt and hallertau hops. I'm having a hard time finding spalt whole hops or spalt hop plugs, and I was considering using Saaz hops to replace the spalt. Does this sound like a good idea? Anyone know where to get whole Spalt hops or spalt plugs?

Also, I understand these are supposed to be brews with big, healthy heads, so will a little added carafoam do the trick?

homebrewer_99 05-04-2006 09:07 PM

Isn't there a hop chart in the back of BC that shows substitute hops? The Spalt region is right next to the Hallertau (OK, actually separated by less than 30 miles).:D

I could be thinking of another book, but sometimes I'm right...:D

Beerdoc 05-04-2006 09:16 PM

Good idea. I'll look tonite when I get home.

jeffg 05-05-2006 01:04 PM

I just finished a Helles with Spalt and hallertau and am currently drinking an Alt with a lot of Spalt hops--I think it is an awesome hop variety and this is the first year i have used it--very clean bitter with a touch of spice. i beleive I got whole flowers from Northern Brewer.

AdIn 05-05-2006 02:36 PM

And just let me add that this recipe from Beer Captured is a good one. My wife liked it soo much that I got permission to buy a beer fridge to do lagers at a summer time!

Brewpastor 05-05-2006 02:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AdIn
And just let me add that this recipe from Beer Captured is a good one. My wife liked it soo much that I got permission to buy a beer fridge to do lagers at a summer time!

That must have been an amazing beer. I would say Saaz or Hallertau would be a great hop. It might be different then the recipe, but the beer should be great.

"Rubber Woman" LOL

Beerdoc 05-09-2006 02:59 AM

I found the spalt hops at NB, and bought those and some other goodies, so thanks for the idea. Brewing on May 27, I'll let you know how it goes.


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