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Old 09-27-2010, 07:36 PM   #1
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Hi all....getting ready brew up a batch of BM's Centennial Blonde, but I don't have any Vienna malt...suggestions on a substitute??? Thanks

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Old 09-27-2010, 07:39 PM   #2
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you could try light munich

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Old 09-27-2010, 09:27 PM   #3
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+1 on the light munich. It should be around 7 or 8 levibond.

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Old 09-27-2010, 10:49 PM   #4
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I used light munich on my latest batch of CB. Looked a bit darker, but didn't notice a serious difference in flavour.

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Old 09-28-2010, 01:31 AM   #5
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What do you have? Maybe lightly toast some 2-row?

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Old 09-28-2010, 01:43 AM   #6
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I agree on the light munich.
Roast some two-row at 215 for about an hour.
here is a link for home roasting
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Old 04-21-2015, 02:52 PM   #7
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Bumping this thread as I just found myself in the same situation. Is a 1:1 swap with Munich ok to do? I was wondering about 50% munich and 50% 2 row to replace the missing Vienna.

Also have Biscuit and Pilsner as options. I really liked the Vienna in this so disappointed to have to make a change but have no other option to get this brewed.

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Old 04-21-2015, 05:49 PM   #8
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I have brewed this a few times and last two I went with no Vienna and it was can just leave it out.

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Old 04-21-2015, 06:05 PM   #9
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That small amount of Vienna doesn't make a huge difference. You can leave it out or do what was mentioned here and lightly roast some 2-row to give it a more full flavor.
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