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Old 08-20-2008, 03:10 PM   #1
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Does Maris Otter Malt have sufficient enzymes to mash it (and some crystal 40L) on its own, or do I need to throw in some 2-row?
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Old 08-20-2008, 03:13 PM   #2
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Yes, it is considered a base malt and has plenty of enzymes/diastatic power. Think of it as British 2-row.

 
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Old 08-20-2008, 03:27 PM   #3
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Great, thanks!
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Old 08-20-2008, 04:25 PM   #4
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Maris Otter is such a beautiful malt. One of my favorite beers is an ordinary bitter with all Maris Otter with just a bit of biscuit. Fermented with Wyeast ESB, it's not too thin, and it drinks VERY easily!

 
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Old 08-20-2008, 05:24 PM   #5
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Maris Otter is such a beautiful malt. One of my favorite beers is an ordinary bitter with all Maris Otter with just a bit of biscuit. Fermented with Wyeast ESB, it's not too thin, and it drinks VERY easily!
Gad... dangit... now you've gone and made me thirsty!


Actually, my next brew will be a SMaSH with MO and Yakima Goldings. I can't friggin' wait!
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Old 08-20-2008, 06:00 PM   #6
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Gad... dangit... now you've gone and made me thirsty!


Actually, my next brew will be a SMaSH with MO and Yakima Goldings. I can't friggin' wait!
My latest was a SMaSH MO and Vanguard. Curious to see what they taste like...

 
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Old 08-20-2008, 06:58 PM   #7
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MO is a variety of 2-row barley, which is almost always floor malted. It is as effective as other 2-rows.
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Yeap MO is a fine base malt, I use it for pretty much anything that isn't Belgian. Pair it with an English yeast and you are in beer heaven.

Crystal 40 is already converted anyway so it could even be steeped...
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