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Old 01-06-2011, 11:56 PM   #1
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Default Munich SMaSH, what's the best hop?

Those of you who have done a SMaSH with Munich, what was the best hop pairing with that base malt. Please discuss.


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Old 01-06-2011, 11:57 PM   #2
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I've done a Munich / Tett SMaSH.
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Magnum, Northern brewer (love Vienna/NB btw), Centennial, Willamette, Cascade, Amarillo, Citra, Simcoe. I think that covers most of what I have, but I'm not against getting something else. This is research for a future brew. Thanks to all with input.
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I did a saaz/munich smash. It was fantastic. Tettnang sounds like a good option as well. I would stick with a noble variety.
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There's a lot of Willamette around these days... that'd be good, though. Citra's pretty rough on it's own, I think- I've taken to using it in small proportions with other hops, as it brings great stuff to the party, but is kind of an asshole if you let it get carried away.

I like the Tett idea if you're buying something new, and Willamette or Amarillo if you're not.
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Magnum, Northern brewer (love Vienna/NB btw), Centennial, Willamette, Cascade, Amarillo, Citra, Simcoe. I think that covers most of what I have, but I'm not against getting something else. This is research for a future brew. Thanks to all with input.
Well, if you want a German-ish beer, use the northern brewer. If you want an IPA/APA, use centennial/cascade/simcoe/amarillo. Munich malt is a very malty malt (does that make sense?) and it's not common for IPAs but it makes a very nice malty backbone for a beer hopped up with American hops!
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I was thinking about making another Vienna/NB SMaSH cause it's fantastic, but then I got to thinking about what munich would be like as the base malt. I know a few people have tried some things, so I was just curious what has worked. Thanks for the ideas, keep 'em comin'!
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Here's one I did that many thought was very good:
10LB. Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 100.00 %
14.00 gm Chinook [11.00 %] (60 min) (First Wort Hop) Hops 21.7 IBU
14.00 gm Chinook [11.00 %] (30 min) Hops 15.2 IBU
14.00 gm Chinook [11.00 %] (10 min) Hops 7.2 IBU
21.00 gm Chinook [11.00 %] (0 min) Hops

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i just brewed a munich light/willamette smash and i have high hopes. tasted good when i measured OG.


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