My go-to HBS in Seoul, Korea (of maybe 5? in the whole country) has a few different malts available. Here is the webpage: Grain Malts.
I have 'The Complete Joy of Homebrewing', and it says that Crystal Malt has already been mashed. But Dextrine (Cara-pils) Mild, Vienna, and Munich malts all need to be mashed. I tried googling, but I can't seem to figure out which of the other malts need to be mashed, and which I can use to create a preliminary extract in my extract brewing (steeping the grains for 20~30 minutes @ 165 degrees prior to adding the DME, hops).
The HBS supplies Weyermann malts. Wheat, Carapils, Carahell, Caramunich2, Pilsner, Carafa2, Vienna, Smoked and Munich (seen here).
So, am I right by saying that everything 'Cara~' has already undergone a mashing process and is good to use? Or are all good to use?? I know that 'Crystal Malts' have already undergone a mashing process, but which of these are 'Crystal Malts'?? I thought I could just use any so in my last brew (in the fermenter now) I used some Vienna and Munich malts, but I just came across that chapter in 'The Joy of Homebrewing' which said I needed to mash them.
This has me really confused!!!