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Old 01-27-2009, 01:29 AM   #1
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In your experience are these interchangeable or are there some noted differences that would recommend one or the other for specific brew styles?

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Old 01-27-2009, 02:02 AM   #2
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belgium beer has a yeast profile much different than a German style pilsner. So I would say they are not interchangeable based on taste.
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Old 01-27-2009, 02:53 AM   #3
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I presume you're talking about malt, not styles, though I can understand confusion.

I find no perceptible difference between Belgian and German Pils malts.

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Old 01-27-2009, 01:41 PM   #4
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With Dingeman's vs. BestMalz, I think I found the German to be slightly maltier/grainier, but maybe it's because I wanted to think that.

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