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how much munich in a porter?
« on: October 15, 2013, 02:52:19 PM »
Hi! i been brewing my porter for several batches but i feel it needs more maltyness...and i want to boost up the munich malt, here is my malt bill:

55% 2 row briess malt
25% munich 10L briess malt
5% c-40 malt
3% c-120 malt
8% chocolate malt
4% black patent malt

In past batches i used to mash up to 69% of 2 row and 11% of munich, what do you think?... my OG is 1052 and im trying to give a good body mashing at 160F and a good maltyness with that 25% of munich...i ferment at 65 with US05 for a clean flavor. For hops i use magnum at FWH and 60 minutes to achieve 35 IBUS

Any comments, tips, changes you would do? thanks!

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Re: how much munich in a porter?
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2013, 02:57:43 PM »
Hi! i been brewing my porter for several batches but i feel it needs more maltyness...and i want to boost up the munich malt, here is my malt bill:

55% 2 row briess malt
25% munich 10L briess malt
5% c-40 malt
3% c-120 malt
8% chocolate malt
4% black patent malt

In past batches i used to mash up to 69% of 2 row and 11% of munich, what do you think?... my OG is 1052 and im trying to give a good body mashing at 160F and a good maltyness with that 25% of munich...i ferment at 65 with US05 for a clean flavor. For hops i use magnum at FWH and 60 minutes to achieve 35 IBUS

Any comments, tips, changes you would do? thanks!
Munich is a great secret weapon in porter and stout (and most beers).  That is by no means too much.  Personally I like to mash a porter ~ 154 and like IBUs ~ 40-45, but it bears a strong resemblance to what I do. You'll like it !
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Re: how much munich in a porter?
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2013, 03:31:21 PM »
I love 25-30% munich in my porter. I do think you could drop either one of the crystal malts, which might make it a bit cleaner in profile. I also think using a different yeast will help accent the malty flavors. I would recommend a British style. S-04 if you want to use dry, or WY1028/WLP007, If you really want an american yeast, I think WY1272 is more malt-forward.
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Re: how much munich in a porter?
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2013, 03:32:45 PM »
Looks a lot like my Porter. I use 20% Munich, 7% C60, 5% each of carapils, chocolate malt and roasted barley, and the rest is MO. I shoot for about 1.047/4% ABV, so I mash at 160 to leave a lot of body.

I think 25% Munich will be fine. You could also consider using a different base malt like MO to get some more malt flavor in there as well.
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Re: how much munich in a porter?
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2013, 03:44:43 PM »
Forgot to bring up yeast. My favorite strain for porter is WY1028.  Any of the mentioned strains are good though, as is WY1450 for a nice malty porter (just ask Denny).
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Re: how much munich in a porter?
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2013, 06:48:57 PM »
I routinely make porters using 50% or more dark Munich.
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As far as I'm concerned, you can't use too much Munich.  Technically, you can use 100% Munich as your base malt, though I likr to include a quantity of something with more enzyme potential to help things along in the mash.
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Re: how much munich in a porter?
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2013, 07:04:50 PM »
None.

2 row 83%
chocolate malt 9%
c 40 4%
blk pat. 2%
wheat 2%

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Re: how much munich in a porter?
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2013, 07:17:06 AM »
Personally I would have ditched 40 and kept 60 but that is just me.
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Re: how much munich in a porter?
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2013, 09:07:48 AM »
Forgot to bring up yeast. My favorite strain for porter is WY1028.  Any of the mentioned strains are good though, as is WY1450 for a nice malty porter (just ask Denny).

Yep, 1450 is great for that kind of beer.
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