Thanks! I appreciate it. I have a while to decide..and I still have some melanoidin left from this batch, so I will most likely use it in the next one. Prob brew it in May. Will post pics as this one gets done!
You could create your own melanoiden the old fashioned way.
A decoction will produce melanoiden and will certainly be organic. You won't even really have to perform a multi-step decoction. With 1/2 hour left in your mash schedule, pull a gallon or two of thick grist (I use a big strainer), add that to a pot, cover the grist with wort and slowly bring it to a boil.
Hold that thick grist at a boil for 10 minutes (stir a LOT) and add it back to the tun at mash-out time. You'll raise your mash temps and infuse a level of melanoiden. It can be a bit sloppy but it's no big deal.