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Gonna Get Some Vienna Malt
« on: February 09, 2010, 05:26:43 AM »
I think it's about time I add a sack of this to my inventory.

Better get some more Best Pils too, I'm loving that malt.

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Re: Gonna Get Some Vienna Malt
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2010, 06:12:40 AM »
I've still got half a sack or more of it, so far I prefer Munich over the Vienna.  But who knows, I'm thinking I might try an all Vienna lager this spring and see what happens.   :-\

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Re: Gonna Get Some Vienna Malt
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2010, 08:01:56 AM »
I've still got half a sack or more of it, so far I prefer Munich over the Vienna.  But who knows, I'm thinking I might try an all Vienna lager this spring and see what happens.   :-\

a well done vienna lager is a fine, fine beer, and the best way to determine if you like vienna as a base.  I love all the german base malts equally  ;D
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Re: Gonna Get Some Vienna Malt
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2010, 08:40:03 AM »
What's your favorite Vienna Lager recipe?

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Re: Gonna Get Some Vienna Malt
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2010, 09:11:34 AM »
I'd like to do a vienna ipa or pale ale.  Sounds like it'd be good.
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Re: Gonna Get Some Vienna Malt
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2010, 09:15:08 AM »
a good recipe to start off with is 3-5% dextrine, the rest vienna to 1.050-1.052, 1oz of hersbrucker at 10min (per 5gallons!), enough noble hop to bitter to total 25-28ibus.

I like to add a couple pounds of dark munich, just cause i like it, but the above will be dynamite!
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Re: Gonna Get Some Vienna Malt
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2010, 09:16:28 AM »
I'd like to do a vienna ipa or pale ale.  Sounds like it'd be good.

this recipe turned a lot of heads at my club's oktoberfest:  http://forum.northernbrewer.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=80958&hilit=+vienna+ipa
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Re: Gonna Get Some Vienna Malt
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2010, 10:25:06 AM »
Cool, I remember seeing that before.  I think I should make a vienna ale of some sort for the spring time. 
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Re: Gonna Get Some Vienna Malt
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2010, 12:25:32 PM »
Not sure of the malt bill, but IMO the beer made my Modelo
" Negra" is great beer. And some say it's  a Vienna lager.....
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Re: Gonna Get Some Vienna Malt
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2010, 06:46:11 PM »
I found myself with a similar problem last night. Ended up with a bag of Vienna & a bag of Munich.  After some research today I found a number of options for both:
Vienna Lager
Oktoberfest/Marzen
Maibock / Helles Bock
Doppelbock
Baltic Porter
Flanders Red Ale
Rauchbier (Beechwood smoked Vienna)
Traditional Bock
Munich Dunkel
Schwarzbier
Dusseldorf Altbier
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Re: Gonna Get Some Vienna Malt
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2010, 05:06:17 AM »
Well I'm out of recipes in the short term and I'm gonna keep my lager yeast going while my basement is still <50F.

I think I'm going to line up a Vienna lager, Baltic Porter & Dusseldorf Altbier.

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Re: Gonna Get Some Vienna Malt
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2010, 06:08:05 AM »
a good recipe to start off with is 3-5% dextrine, the rest vienna to 1.050-1.052, 1oz of hersbrucker at 10min (per 5gallons!), enough noble hop to bitter to total 25-28ibus.

I like to add a couple pounds of dark munich, just cause i like it, but the above will be dynamite!

I don't know the color of the vienna malt yet.  Best's web-site claims 3-5L.
Assuming 4L I would need 9.5lbs and close to .5 lbs of a 120L crystal* malt to hit the bottom of the color range.  Does that sound right?

*(same as dextrine as I gather from a thread over at NB)

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Re: Gonna Get Some Vienna Malt
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2010, 12:09:22 PM »
a good recipe to start off with is 3-5% dextrine, the rest vienna to 1.050-1.052, 1oz of hersbrucker at 10min (per 5gallons!), enough noble hop to bitter to total 25-28ibus.

I like to add a couple pounds of dark munich, just cause i like it, but the above will be dynamite!

I don't know the color of the vienna malt yet.  Best's web-site claims 3-5L.
Assuming 4L I would need 9.5lbs and close to .5 lbs of a 120L crystal* malt to hit the bottom of the color range.  Does that sound right?

*(same as dextrine as I gather from a thread over at NB)

no,no,no.  120L isn't what is considered a dextrine malt.

what I said was dextrine=carafoam=caramel pils.  that's what people mean when they say dextrine - when you get into the higher L, theres a massively different contribution.

the last 3 bags I got of Best V were 3.5L FWIW.

when I said dextrine malt above, I meant carafoam(2-3L) which is what I usually buy. 

If you are really concerned about the color throw in a couple ounces of Carafa Special II or III, but please, please don't use 120L!

You will get some color from the boil, BTW.
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Re: Gonna Get Some Vienna Malt
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2010, 12:21:41 PM »
Ok.  Gotcha.

I have some Best Caramel Pils & some Carafa III but I'm not really worried about color...  just curious about the guidelines.

Thanks for all the info.

What do you think they use to get the color in Eliot Ness?


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Re: Gonna Get Some Vienna Malt
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2010, 12:28:47 PM »
What do you think they use to get the color in Eliot Ness?

ah man, I wish I knew - god I love that beer.

I have some hints/suspicions though:

Well, for starters, EN is 6.2%, so immediately there is more malt to go around. 

I'm not sure if they decoct or not, but that would help darken the beer further.

My friend who's a Clevelander (and prob the biggest GL fan I know) thought he heard they used biscuit (25L) in the grist, which could also help darken it.

I question maybe a touch of Caramunich III or some Carafa Special?

Well, coincidentally, I guess I made a clone attempt this weekend instead of my usual Vienna since my efficiency jumped about 7 -8 points last weekend (which never happens) so I upped the IBUs - maybe through dumb luck I'll have come close?  Its a little lighter, but we'll see how the end product comes around as far as taste.
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