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Old 07-14-2008, 07:48 PM   #1
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Since I am unable to brew (middle of new home search, brewery is packed), I am left to a lot of pondering. Has anyone ever used Marris Otter as a base malt for a lager? I am assuming it would add a nice flavor/feel and potentially compliment the crispness of the lager.


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Old 07-14-2008, 07:56 PM   #2
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I would think it would change the whole lager. Lager tends to be crisp and "clean" tasting, and MO to me is fuller than that. I love MO and use it in many beers as a base malt, but in my lagers I tend to use pilsner malt.
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Old 07-14-2008, 07:57 PM   #3
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American 6 row and rice make a beer so light that you won't even know it is there.
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Old 07-14-2008, 08:05 PM   #4
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I think you could control some of that 'clean, crisp' aspect by mashing for a really fermentable wort. I bet it would be pretty tasty regardless!
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