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Old 11-24-2011, 10:41 PM   #1
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I'm trying to wrap my head around all the different types of grain. Is there a website that explains the difference, who makes them, etc.

For example, on the paper bag full grains from the home brew store, I have three stickers indicating the types of grains I selected. They are:

1 lb #C6 Weyer C-Mnch III 1#
1/2 lb #C14 dingemans CARA 20 1#
1/2 lb #B2 Weyer Pilsner 1#

I'm trying understand these different types of grain, who makes them, what the difference between C-Mnch, CARA, Pilsner is, what the #C6, #C14, #B2 codes are etc.

I would like to understand these so I can properly setup my software program for my batch, but also just to understand grains in general.

Any help would be appreciated.


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Old 11-24-2011, 11:24 PM   #2
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What you're seeing is 2 things:

Homebrew shops order codes, and abbreviations for which malt it is:


1 lb #C6 Weyer C-Mnch III 1#

#C6 is probably the bin number from your brew shop
Weyer is Weyermann
C-Mnch III is an abbreviation for Cara-Munich III

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Hope your not using all of this for one small batch or something.
What you have is a german dark cyrstal munich malt and a british crystal malt. and german pilsner
I would get a catalog from Midwest brewing sent, they have all the descriptions of alot of most malts. You can also just scann throught them on their websites,i think they have the descriptions.
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What you're seeing is 2 things:

Homebrew shops order codes, and abbreviations for which malt it is:

1 lb #C6 Weyer C-Mnch III 1#

#C6 is probably the bin number from your brew shop
Weyer is Weyermann
C-Mnch III is an abbreviation for Cara-Munich III

M_C
Ok. So Weyermann is the grain "manufacturer"? If that's accurate, then I assume Dingemans is another brand/manufacturer of Cara 20? If that too is accurate, is there a website that discuss the differences between cara-Munich and cara 20? Or is that something I just have to figure out as I brew?
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Hope your not using all of this for one small batch or something.
What you have is a german dark cyrstal malt and a british crystal malt. and german pilsner
I would get a catalog from Midwest brewing sent, they have all the descriptions of alot of most malts. You can also just scann throught them on their websites,i think they have the descriptions.
10/4 about the catalog from Midwest Brewing. That sounds like it will help. Yes, I'm doing a full boil (5 gallons) steeping with the grains mentioned. With my extracts, I'm targeting a bock style brew.
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10/4 about the catalog from Midwest Brewing. That sounds like it will help. Yes, I'm doing a full boil (5 gallons) steeping with the grains mentioned. With my extracts, I'm targeting a bock style brew.
If you steep them longer you may get conversion of the base malt pilsner you have.You may as well utilize the base malt by simply steeping it for at least 45 minutes. Its basically a partial mash, using base grains and just steeping longer but you can also sparge(rinse the grains with an equal amount of170 deg water)after about an hour.
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Best chart I have seen is here:

http://kotmf.com/articles/maltnames....57e694f904243c

It tells you the manufacturers and what they call their grain types across the board.
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Best chart I have seen is here:

http://kotmf.com/articles/maltnames....57e694f904243c

It tells you the manufacturers and what they call their grain types across the board.
excellent. Thank you!
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Here is another website that helped me.

Category:Grain - Home Brewing Wiki
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Here is another one:

Malts Chart - Home Brewing Wiki


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