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Old 10-08-2009, 12:57 PM   #1
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I just got in on a bulk grain buy in my area and I split a bag of Munich thinking that I would use a lot in my Oktoberfest brews. I took a look at some of the Oktoberfest recipes on here and I noticed that you don't use as much Munich as I thought.

Could I use Munich as a base malt for a smash. Is Munich going to give me enough points to make a 5% beer?

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Old 10-08-2009, 01:42 PM   #2
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Munich can convert itself, so it would be fine in a SMaSH. ABV? Just a matter of using enough.

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David, thanks for the info.

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I agree. From what I have read it has enough enzymes to convert itself so have at it. Perhaps do some iodine tests to ensure you have conversion.

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Depends on the maltster. Some domestic maltsters use 6-row for Munich. I wouldn't use that as a base malt.

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Old 10-08-2009, 06:05 PM   #6
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hey Craig, yes you can use Munich for the base, in fact Bock is traditionally all Munich. I'm thinking of doing a SMaSH with some of the Munich I got in that group buy. The rest is for a Doppelbock.

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Depends on the maltster. Some domestic maltsters use 6-row for Munich. I wouldn't use that as a base malt.
I'm not quite sure what you mean. If a maltster made munich out of 6-row would it not have even more diastatic power and therefore be even better on it's own?
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Chew some domestic 6-row "munich" malt. Its not the same flavor.

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Have a keg of a Munich SMaSH in my kegerator right now, actually a 3.4% session beer and it is pretty tasty stuff...

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Munich makes a good beer ... that is all.

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