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Munich Malt .....Crystal or Roasted

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mgortel

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Brewing today and I use BrunWater for water adjustments.

I have some Munich 10L malt in recipe and selected roast malt for its type in BrunWater.

Predicted pH was 5.3 for mash.

My mash came in at 5.6 when I measured it,.....still within range of "good" pH...but....usually I am right on with BrunWater.

Out of curiosity...I changed its type to Crystal in the spreadsheet...and wala.....pH predicted was 5.6.

So I am just looking to confirm that it is considered a Crystal and not a roast malt?
 

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Munich is a Base malt (same in Bru'n)
 
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Wow! Yes...changing it to base malt puts it right there too....thanks! Now I know in future :mug:
 

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Munich is only slightly darker than a typical base malt. It is not a roast malt. The prediction should still be reasonably close if you set that malt to Base Malt.
 

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In Bru'n, hover your mouse on the 'Grain Type' column header with the red-corner and you'll see the comments which should help you with your choices.

Edit: Or just listen to the guy above^^ since he's the creator of the spreadsheet :D
 
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