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Title: Water profile for a maibock
Post by: denny on February 19, 2010, 05:00:40 PM
I guess that this fits in the recipe section....

I'm brewing a maibock this weekend and I'm trying to figure out a target profile for the water.  At this point, I've been using the Munich profile in Promash.  Anybody have any idea what I want to shoot for?
Title: Re: Water profile for a maibock
Post by: babalu87 on February 19, 2010, 05:08:34 PM
This might help.

http://braukaiser.com/wiki/index.php?title=Maibock

Its good , that I know.
Title: Re: Water profile for a maibock
Post by: denny on February 19, 2010, 05:28:37 PM
Thanks, that will help.
Title: Re: Water profile for a maibock
Post by: bluesman on February 19, 2010, 05:33:52 PM
I'll bet Kai will help you out on this. His ears are probably burning as I type.
Title: Re: Water profile for a maibock
Post by: babalu87 on February 19, 2010, 05:38:43 PM
I'll bet Kai will help you out on this. His ears are probably burning as I type.

Dude
The link to Kais page on his Maibock is in my above post
Title: Re: Water profile for a maibock
Post by: bluesman on February 19, 2010, 05:41:14 PM
I'll bet Kai will help you out on this. His ears are probably burning as I type.

Dude
The link to Kais page on his Maibock is in my above post

Sorry...didn't mean to step on any toes.
Title: Re: Water profile for a maibock
Post by: babalu87 on February 19, 2010, 05:47:50 PM
I'll bet Kai will help you out on this. His ears are probably burning as I type.

Dude
The link to Kais page on his Maibock is in my above post

Sorry...didn't mean to step on any toes.

No toes stepped on I just thought you might have missed it
Title: Re: Water profile for a maibock
Post by: Kaiser on February 19, 2010, 06:30:15 PM
Denny,

Did I send you a Maibock when I sent you a few beers last year?

I can dig up the water profile for that one. But the one on Braukaiser is valid too. Munich breweries likely use either city water or their own well. If they use city water they may reduce its alkalinity although it doesn’t seem to be necessary for a Maibock. I have little insight into this.

Kai
Title: Re: Water profile for a maibock
Post by: blatz on February 19, 2010, 06:39:03 PM
kai or others probably have a different approach (and are probably more right than me), but at the bottom of this page is the profile I use for this style, FWIW:

http://wiki.homebrewersassociation.org/BlatzViennaMaiBock
Title: Re: Water profile for a maibock
Post by: denny on February 19, 2010, 07:09:38 PM
Denny,

Did I send you a Maibock when I sent you a few beers last year?

I can dig up the water profile for that one. But the one on Braukaiser is valid too. Munich breweries likely use either city water or their own well. If they use city water they may reduce its alkalinity although it doesn’t seem to be necessary for a Maibock. I have little insight into this.

Kai


Yeah, you did, and it was great (as were they all!).  I'll use the profile on your website and see how it goes.
Title: Re: Water profile for a maibock
Post by: denny on February 19, 2010, 07:09:59 PM
kai or others probably have a different approach (and are probably more right than me), but at the bottom of this page is the profile I use for this style, FWIW:

http://wiki.homebrewersassociation.org/BlatzViennaMaiBock

Thanks, Paul!