Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway - Enter Now!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Munich SMaSH, what's the best hop?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-06-2011, 10:56 PM   #1
skeeordye11
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: RTP/RDU, NC
Posts: 1,094
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default Munich SMaSH, what's the best hop?

Those of you who have done a SMaSH with Munich, what was the best hop pairing with that base malt. Please discuss.

__________________
Crescent Moon Brewing
skeeordye11 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-06-2011, 10:57 PM   #2
elkdog
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Posts: 1,083
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Whatcha got?

__________________
Revolving Door Brewery
elkdog is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-06-2011, 11:03 PM   #3
AnOldUR
fer-men-TAY-shuhn
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
AnOldUR's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 6,120
Liked 553 Times on 402 Posts
Likes Given: 425

Default

I've done a Munich / Tett SMaSH.

__________________
AnOldUR is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-06-2011, 11:04 PM   #4
skeeordye11
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: RTP/RDU, NC
Posts: 1,094
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Magnum, Northern brewer (love Vienna/NB btw), Centennial, Willamette, Cascade, Amarillo, Citra, Simcoe. I think that covers most of what I have, but I'm not against getting something else. This is research for a future brew. Thanks to all with input.

__________________
Crescent Moon Brewing
skeeordye11 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-06-2011, 11:07 PM   #5
bbrim
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Posts: 745
Liked 25 Times on 23 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

I did a saaz/munich smash. It was fantastic. Tettnang sounds like a good option as well. I would stick with a noble variety.

__________________
bbrim is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-06-2011, 11:07 PM   #6
elkdog
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Posts: 1,083
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

There's a lot of Willamette around these days... that'd be good, though. Citra's pretty rough on it's own, I think- I've taken to using it in small proportions with other hops, as it brings great stuff to the party, but is kind of an asshole if you let it get carried away.

I like the Tett idea if you're buying something new, and Willamette or Amarillo if you're not.

__________________
Revolving Door Brewery
elkdog is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-06-2011, 11:07 PM   #7
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Upper Michigan
Posts: 60,709
Liked 4364 Times on 3173 Posts
Likes Given: 849

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by skeeordye11 View Post
Magnum, Northern brewer (love Vienna/NB btw), Centennial, Willamette, Cascade, Amarillo, Citra, Simcoe. I think that covers most of what I have, but I'm not against getting something else. This is research for a future brew. Thanks to all with input.
Well, if you want a German-ish beer, use the northern brewer. If you want an IPA/APA, use centennial/cascade/simcoe/amarillo. Munich malt is a very malty malt (does that make sense?) and it's not common for IPAs but it makes a very nice malty backbone for a beer hopped up with American hops!
__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006
Yooper is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-06-2011, 11:15 PM   #8
skeeordye11
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: RTP/RDU, NC
Posts: 1,094
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I was thinking about making another Vienna/NB SMaSH cause it's fantastic, but then I got to thinking about what munich would be like as the base malt. I know a few people have tried some things, so I was just curious what has worked. Thanks for the ideas, keep 'em comin'!

__________________
Crescent Moon Brewing
skeeordye11 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-06-2011, 11:20 PM   #9
DeadHead_Brewering
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Racine, Wisconsin
Posts: 30
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Here's one I did that many thought was very good:
10LB. Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 100.00 %
14.00 gm Chinook [11.00 %] (60 min) (First Wort Hop) Hops 21.7 IBU
14.00 gm Chinook [11.00 %] (30 min) Hops 15.2 IBU
14.00 gm Chinook [11.00 %] (10 min) Hops 7.2 IBU
21.00 gm Chinook [11.00 %] (0 min) Hops

Mashed at 152

__________________

"My brewing equipment is so ghetto, it makes Denny Conn look like John Blichmann" - T. M.

DeadHead_Brewering is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Munich vs Cara-Munich Shmohel Recipes/Ingredients 5 11-28-2012 08:27 PM
If you haven't tried a munich smash, you should Coastarine Recipes/Ingredients 22 09-19-2012 02:12 PM
Munich / Tett Lager SMaSH. What style? AnOldUR Recipes/Ingredients 36 06-11-2012 04:33 AM
SMaSH Light Munich and... alcibiades Recipes/Ingredients 4 11-14-2009 10:11 PM
Advice on Munich-Tett SMaSH IBA bernerbrau Recipes/Ingredients 0 10-22-2009 03:28 PM