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Old 06-10-2009, 03:18 AM   #1
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Default For what malt can I substitute Euro Pils for the base malt?

For example if I were normally using two row could I use Euro Pils. Obviously I could use it in a lager but what about ales? Maybe I am overcomplicating this.

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Old 06-11-2009, 05:53 AM   #2
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Are you saying you want to use pilsner malt and want to know what beers you might brew with it?

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Old 06-11-2009, 07:24 AM   #3
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I'd say you can substitute pilsen malt for 2-row pale ale malt in many styles if you really wanted to. Though I'm not sure why you'd want to. In general, it will result in a lighter colored beer and probably cleaner. On the other hand, you'll want to account for differences in extract potential, diastatic power, and boil 90 minutes instead of 60 in order to drive off DMS precursors.

If you're just looking for a style, I'd say a summer ale or wit.

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Is the longer boil a necessity when brewing with any pilsner malt as the main base? What about a recipe that splits the base malts 50/50 (2 row/pils)?

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Yes unless you like a weird corn taste

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Is the longer boil a necessity when brewing with any pilsner malt as the main base? What about a recipe that splits the base malts 50/50 (2 row/pils)?
Not if you are fermenting with ale yeast and normal ale temperatures and chilling your wort in a reasonable amount of time.

The relative lack of evolution of volatiles during fermentation is as much to blame for DMS in lagers as is the higher amount of SMM in pilsener malt.
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