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Old 12-20-2008, 12:54 PM   #1
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I'm doing an all grain recipe that calls for 1 lb. of munich malt. Can I switch this out with something else? HBS doesn't have it. I'm making an American Amber Ale. Should I find another recipe, or because it's only 1 pound, would there be a decent substitute?


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Old 12-20-2008, 01:11 PM   #2
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vienna is pretty close. Basically you want something to add a little bit of maltiness and a bit of color (but not much). My guess is the base grain is 2 row and the munich is an 'enhancer'.


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Old 12-20-2008, 01:13 PM   #3
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I'd say Vienna. Less toasting than Munich, but should work in an Amber Ale.










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Old 12-20-2008, 03:00 PM   #4
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Vienna, but bump it to 1.5 lbs and cut the base malt 1/2 lb. If you can't get Vienna either, see if there's any Aromatic (but only 1/2 lb).
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Wow, if your LHBS doesn't have Munich I think you need a new LHBS... I use Munich in almost everything.
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Munich definitely is a good malt. Like others have said, Vienna is close. Or possibly a combination of Victory and Biscuit.
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1 LB 60L crystal is good. I use this all the time in my house ale.
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1 LB 60L crystal is good. I use this all the time in my house ale.
1 lb of crystal 60L would make a terrible substitution for munich malt. Go with Vienna if you can.


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