Originally Posted by fifelee
Thanks for the input guys. Not sure what to do. I like Professor Frinks idea of crystal and aromatic. I think I will just go to the HBS, taste a few crystal/aromatic malts, and pick one I like.
Despite what I said previously about Jamil indicating the caramunich was important, I agree that you shouldn't be afraid to substitute. If I were brewing it again and didn't have caramunich, I'd do just what you say - I think it'll make a great beer regardless.
Obviously Jamil knows his s**t when it comes to formulating recipes, but at the same time, since he's out winning contests left and right and has every kind of grains and ingredients available on hand all the time, he doesn't hesitate to use exactly the ingredients he thinks are best, even if they may be difficult for some people to get their hands on.