2-row / pilsner malt substitution - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > 2-row / pilsner malt substitution

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-17-2008, 08:19 PM   #1
appraiserdude
Recipes 
 
Mar 2008
Posts: 4


Has anyone ever substituted pilsner malt for 2-row? I've got about 40# of pilsner and was thinking of making the switch for an oatmeal stout. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2008, 08:28 PM   #2
bradsul
Flyfisherman/brewer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
bradsul's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2006
Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,898
Liked 32 Times on 25 Posts


Welcome to HBT!

You can do that substitution, no problem. Just make sure you do a 90 minute boil to drive off the extra DMS.
__________________
Brad
Canadian Brewers Unite!


Projects: Sylvania Kegerator Conversion, Tower Cooling, Grain Milling Station

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2008, 02:32 PM   #3
appraiserdude
Recipes 
 
Mar 2008
Posts: 4

thanks for the head's up Brad!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2008, 03:34 PM   #4
Danek
Recipes 
 
Sep 2007
Sheffield, UK
Posts: 1,275
Liked 14 Times on 11 Posts


Can anyone describe what flavor difference you'd get using pilsner instead of 2-row? I was thinking of using pilsner instead of MO for a future brew, though more out of a desire to experiment than out of any sense of what that change would actually achieve...
__________________
Bottle conditioning: Pliny the Elder clone; Tramp's Overcoat Barley Wine
Next up: Vanilla Porter

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2008, 03:30 AM   #5
denimglen
 
denimglen's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2006
Auckland, New Zealand
Posts: 438
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


I'd like to know the answer as well^

I've been thinking of getting pils malt instead of UK Pale as it seems a little more versitile. Is there really that much of a difference between the malts when they're not being used in base-only brews?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2008, 04:00 AM   #6
Kaiser
 
Kaiser's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2005
Pepperell, MA
Posts: 3,895
Liked 129 Times on 75 Posts


Pale malt is slighly more toasty than pilsner malt. If you can, keep both on hand and use pilsner in lagers and pale for ales. But substituting pilsner for pale should work. I have done it, but are now holding off brewing american styles until I also have a bag of pale malt. European Pilsner has become rather expensive.

Kai

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2008, 02:19 PM   #7
Danek
Recipes 
 
Sep 2007
Sheffield, UK
Posts: 1,275
Liked 14 Times on 11 Posts


Good to know - thanks Kai.
__________________
Bottle conditioning: Pliny the Elder clone; Tramp's Overcoat Barley Wine
Next up: Vanilla Porter

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
U.S. Pale malt or Pilsner malt? Reno_eNVy Recipes/Ingredients 2 10-29-2009 12:09 AM
Help with malt substitution for 90 Min IPA recipe flipper51 Recipes/Ingredients 2 02-01-2009 08:40 PM
Crystal Malt Substitution jfrizzell All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 8 07-10-2007 11:02 PM
Malt Substitution chadtr5 All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 3 02-25-2007 06:57 PM
Pale malt vs. Pilsner malt andre the giant Recipes/Ingredients 2 07-21-2006 03:28 AM


Forum Jump