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Title: Muntons Caramalt/Maris Otter
Post by: ccfoo242 on July 25, 2012, 03:20:46 PM
Went into the LHBS today looking for a bag of Maris Otter and the guy working there pointed to a bag of Munton's Caramalt and said "right there, the caramalt."

But now I'm looking around and from what I'm reading this is NOT maris otter. Am I wrong or was he wrong? Do I need a refund?
Title: Re: Muntons Caramalt/Maris Otter
Post by: Pinski on July 25, 2012, 04:33:24 PM
I believe you were misinformed sir.
Title: Re: Muntons Caramalt/Maris Otter
Post by: ccfoo242 on July 25, 2012, 04:54:08 PM
It's possible he had a brain fart because I also picked up a few pounds of carapils too. But he rang it up as maris otter. I'll bring it back tomorrow. I don't think I need 55lbs of this stuff.

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Title: Re: Muntons Caramalt/Maris Otter
Post by: a10t2 on July 25, 2012, 09:24:39 PM
Technically, it *could* be Maris Otter. It just isn't Maris Otter pale malt.
Title: Re: Muntons Caramalt/Maris Otter
Post by: tschmidlin on July 25, 2012, 11:40:00 PM
Technically, it *could* be Maris Otter. It just isn't Maris Otter pale malt.
True ;D
Title: Re: Muntons Caramalt/Maris Otter
Post by: gordonstrong on July 26, 2012, 05:47:46 AM
Maris Otter is a barley variety.  But when anyone in a brewing context says "Maris Otter" without any other explanation, they specifically mean "pale ale malt made from Maris Otter."  That's implied.  So tell your LHBS guy you want base malt, not crystal malt.  Caramalt is a 10-15L crystal malt, kind of like a darker carapils.  Maris Otter (pale ale malt) is a 3-5L base malt.
Title: Re: Muntons Caramalt/Maris Otter
Post by: ccfoo242 on July 26, 2012, 06:37:21 AM
Thanks for the clarification. I'll mention that when I return it today. A little alarm in my head was telling me "Steve, Cara-anything is not base malt" but I'm new to buying this stuff in bulk sooo....
Title: Re: Muntons Caramalt/Maris Otter
Post by: ccfoo242 on July 26, 2012, 09:03:42 AM
Ok he swapped it out for Simpsons golden promise. I just wanted something British.

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Title: Re: Muntons Caramalt/Maris Otter
Post by: denny on July 26, 2012, 09:06:12 AM
Ok he swapped it out for Simpsons golden promise. I just wanted something British.

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Great malt...make a wee heavy!
Title: Re: Muntons Caramalt/Maris Otter
Post by: ccfoo242 on July 26, 2012, 09:42:31 AM
Will be introducing my dad to brewing in a few weeks and he likes irish reds but I do have wee heavy on my to do list!

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Title: Re: Muntons Caramalt/Maris Otter
Post by: dak0415 on July 26, 2012, 12:33:28 PM
If you have a whole bag of GP try a Timothy Taylor Landlord clone.
Title: Re: Re: Muntons Caramalt/Maris Otter
Post by: ccfoo242 on July 26, 2012, 05:52:52 PM
If you have a whole bag of GP try a Timothy Taylor Landlord clone.

Never had it. I'll check Total Wine this weekend.

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Title: Re: Re: Muntons Caramalt/Maris Otter
Post by: jeffy on July 26, 2012, 08:07:57 PM
If you have a whole bag of GP try a Timothy Taylor Landlord clone.

Never had it. I'll check Total Wine this weekend.

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Unless your Total Wine is in England, you'll most likely not find it.
There is a thread on here about recipes for it with pretty good descriptions.
Title: Re: Muntons Caramalt/Maris Otter
Post by: ccfoo242 on July 26, 2012, 08:38:56 PM
Crap.