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Old 04-13-2010, 02:41 AM   #1
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Default If you haven't tried a munich smash, you should

It's darn tasty!

I'm calling mine a "SMaSH" with quotation marks because I know many wouldn't consider my recipe to be single malt. I used a little cara-munich to keep it from drying out too much. Here was my recipe:

10lb 12oz Light Munich (10SRM)
8oz Cara-munich (56SRM)

1oz Saaz @ 60 18 IBU
1oz Saaz @ 30 9 IBU

Safale K-97 (German Ale)
Got 82% efficiency on this one:
1.063->1.016 for 6.1% ABV

It is a nice dark amber color, almost ruby, and has a very sweet malty flavor with a crisp toasty malt finish, medium body, and is very clean on the palate. It is easy to drink a few of these in a row. It has given me a very clear understanding of what munich malt brings to a grist and it is generally what I had expected.


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Thanks for the report. I've been thinking for a while about a munich SMaSH. So the 8 oz of caramunich is to add body/sweetness? I'm thinking I might try this with Tettnanger.


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Thanks for the report. I've been thinking for a while about a munich SMaSH. So the 8 oz of caramunich is to add body/sweetness? I'm thinking I might try this with Tettnanger.
Yeah, I figured caramunich would add a similar character as the munich but in the form of unfermentable sugars. Tettnanger would be great I'm sure. Saaz is my favorite hop for most continental styles, I love the spiciness although it doesn't come through too much in this recipe.
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Munich + Northern Brewer = <3
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Looks tasty! What brand of Munich did you use? And was that Caramunich Type III?

Some Lt. Munich malts are 6-row and I haven't used them as a large portion of the grist, I would think for a SMaSH you'd want to use one of the 2-row Light Munich malts. But again, I haven't tried a 6-row Munich SMaSH.
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Weyerman light munich and whatever brand of caramel munich BMW sells. It doesn't specify on the website.
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Weyerman light munich and whatever brand of caramel munich BMW sells. It doesn't specify on the website.
Weyermann Munich Type I is good stuff imo...but it's not 10L. It's more like 6L. The Munich Type II is closer to 9L. Here's the page if interested. EDIT: the Type II stuff has less DP, still enough to convert itself but just barely.

I'm finding more and more that I can't trust an HBS for the right numbers on the malt they sell. Maybe I just never noticed before.

Also, if it was Weyermann Caramunich Type III then 56L is about right. I have some Type II and it's more like 45L. Here's that page.
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Czech or US Saaz?
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Using 11.25# of grain, 82% efficiency, and a 5 gal batch? Unpossible.
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Munich + Northern Brewer = <3
I hadn't considered Northern Brewer. I use it in IPAs as a fairly neutral bittering hop. When you do a NB/Munich SMaSH do you have multiple hop additions, or is it just the bittering?


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