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Biscuit Malt in a Munich Helles?
« on: July 29, 2013, 07:35:54 PM »
So has anyone ever use a little bit of biscuit in a munich helles like 5 % or so?

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Re: Biscuit Malt in a Munich Helles?
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2013, 04:16:23 AM »
I would advise against it as I am a bit of a style nazi, but hey it's your beer.  I might cut it back to like 3% for a more subtle appearance.  Biscuit malt can become very distracting even in small amounts.
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Re: Biscuit Malt in a Munich Helles?
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2013, 05:47:22 AM »
Ray Daniels used 3% in his book.  As Dave said, it's up to you.  Brew this one with it and the next without...

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Re: Biscuit Malt in a Munich Helles?
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2013, 06:43:00 AM »
I don't have a strong opinion either way, but I wanted to chime in to achieve a Dave tripartite. :)

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Re: Biscuit Malt in a Munich Helles?
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2013, 08:50:24 AM »
3% was borderline too much for me, style-wise at least.
Still enjoyed it a great deal, but felt like it wasn't a helles.  YMMV.
Also made one with nothing but Kolsch malt.

Biscuit is arguably my favorite specialty malt though.  Started using it after reading Gordon's book and following his Belgian Pale Ale recipe.

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Re: Biscuit Malt in a Munich Helles?
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2013, 02:45:36 PM »
You would be better off using 10% Munich malt in my opinion.
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Re: Biscuit Malt in a Munich Helles?
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2013, 06:09:53 AM »
You would be better off using 10% Munich malt in my opinion.

I agree with this.  The only light lager I use cara malts in is my Dortmunder and that's just carapils.
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Re: Biscuit Malt in a Munich Helles?
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2013, 06:21:11 AM »
Anyone try a fair amount of Weyermann Pale malt in a Helles? I liked what I got with about 30%
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Re: Biscuit Malt in a Munich Helles?
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2013, 02:31:02 PM »
I like to do a blend of Pils and Pale malts for the majority of a Helles grist. Lately I've also enjoyed mixing in some of Best Malz' Heidelberg malt as well. After trying to brew a significant amount of Helles using all Pils malt, I went to Germany and on the tour of Aying outside of Munich I noticed that their base malt, which they said was 'Lager malt' tasted much more akin to Pale than Pils and I've been doing it ever since.

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Re: Biscuit Malt in a Munich Helles?
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2013, 05:47:08 PM »
I like to do a blend of Pils and Pale malts for the majority of a Helles grist. Lately I've also enjoyed mixing in some of Best Malz' Heidelberg malt as well. After trying to brew a significant amount of Helles using all Pils malt, I went to Germany and on the tour of Aying outside of Munich I noticed that their base malt, which they said was 'Lager malt' tasted much more akin to Pale than Pils and I've been doing it ever since.
Thanks for that. I need to do than Ayinger brewery tour. Have been to Leibharts, but not the brewery proper.
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Re: Biscuit Malt in a Munich Helles?
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2013, 09:47:16 AM »
I'm also a proponent of using Munich malt in this case, as you'll get a very slight hint of bready toast in the flavor, plus a touch of gold in the color.
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Re: Biscuit Malt in a Munich Helles?
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2013, 10:13:25 AM »
I like to do a blend of Pils and Pale malts for the majority of a Helles grist. Lately I've also enjoyed mixing in some of Best Malz' Heidelberg malt as well. After trying to brew a significant amount of Helles using all Pils malt, I went to Germany and on the tour of Aying outside of Munich I noticed that their base malt, which they said was 'Lager malt' tasted much more akin to Pale than Pils and I've been doing it ever since.
Interesting. I think I may try this on my next helles, which will be very soon!
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Re: Biscuit Malt in a Munich Helles?
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2013, 03:08:58 PM »
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Re: Biscuit Malt in a Munich Helles?
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2013, 06:19:11 PM »
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Re: Biscuit Malt in a Munich Helles?
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2013, 09:46:05 AM »
I didn't know that Ben Stein brewed? :o
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