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Old 10-12-2010, 06:28 PM   #11
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Make sure you use "bitter orange peel" and not just some chunks of Sunkist orange peel off of a supermarket orange.
I disagree. I've had wonderful results using fresh orange zest from the super market.


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Old 10-12-2010, 08:00 PM   #12
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Munich isn't a steeping grain. According to Briess, all it contains is Munich malt and base malt, so there is no other way to replicate this without a partial mash/all grain setup..
Munich malt is a grain... all of your Liquid Malt Extracts and Dry Malt Extracts are made with grains.

Amber DME is made with Base malt plus Caramel 60 L
Munich DME is made with Base malt plus Munich Malt
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Check out this info on malts...


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Old 10-12-2010, 09:52 PM   #13
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Munich malt is a grain... all of your Liquid Malt Extracts and Dry Malt Extracts are made with grains.

Amber DME is made with Base malt plus Caramel 60 L
Munich DME is made with Base malt plus Munich Malt
etc.

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Clearly.

However, I was disputing the claim that this beer could be made with light ME and steeping grains, because it cannot be made that way.
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Old 10-12-2010, 09:59 PM   #14
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well, I let my wifey pick 2 next brews - one ended up way too bitter for her taste (tho it depends on the mood - one day its good, other day its totally undrinkable while I cant note any changes in the beer) and other one ended up too bitter too without mood factor, so lesson 1 with wifey brewing:
BEWARE OF HOPS!

on the other hand, wheat beer she helped me with turned out lovely and is almost gone.

so wheat beer is a must imho

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I disagree. I've had wonderful results using fresh orange zest from the super market.
+1 plain fresh oranges work, fresh blood oranges work as well.
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Old 10-12-2010, 11:03 PM   #15
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However, I was disputing the claim that this beer could be made with light ME and steeping grains, because it cannot be made that way.
What is your reasoning behind not being able to make the beer without Munich malt? I was merely suggesting that it may be better to start out with a lighter extract. Do you think the the OP's wife knows the purpose of adding Munich malt to the beer? It is very difficult to come up with recipes without knowing the effects of the ingredients on the final product. Sure, you can throw a bunch of stuff in a pot and hope for the best, but chances are it won't be very good. If the OPs wife really wants to get into brewing I would suggest reading How to Brew (Palmer), and then Designing Great Beers (Daniels), and possibly Radical Brewing (Mosher) to understand how to use unconventional ingredients.
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Old 10-12-2010, 11:17 PM   #16
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Thanks for all of the replies! I didn't want to start a dispute though.... just wanted to see if anyone had tried the "frankenbier" route and what success/failure they may have had. I think I will try the test with something close to the one posted above and back off on the hops even more since I will be doing a full boil. This could get interesting and I will keep you posted....Again, just wanting some opinions.


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Yes, please do keep us updated. Good luck.

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I have sneaking suspicion that this is going to taste like the slobber of "Strangebird's" picture...

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Not really a beginner's question, but I am trying to get the wife more into brewing and let her "pick" some ingredients to make her maiden voyage into the Land'O Wort. If anyone has a recipe remotely close to this list, you should be tarred and feathered Anyhow here is the ingredient list and I am hoping to get some input.

Extract Recipe

Munich LME

Cinnamon Sticks
Mugwort
Orange Peel
Rose Hips

Wyeast 3463 (Forbidden Fruit)

Galena Hops
US Goldings

Any ideas or suggestions?


I am at a loss and it is looking more and more like some kind of psychedelic Belgian witch's brew to me.


Mucho Thanko's
Maybe a weird sort of saison?


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