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Reading a Malt Analysis sheet
« on: September 27, 2014, 03:45:46 pm »
http://www.weyermann.de/pdf_analyses/P138-003060-01.pdf

From the above sheet, as I try to input into Beersmith, I am wondering about my Diastatic power. Is it a default of Munich of 70 Lintner, or can I find a more batch specific number on this sheet?
Is my yield the 78.1% or the 81.5%?
I googled EBC to SRM and came up with brewtoad converter telling me that I was at 7.6SRM, does this sound correct? I also bought a sack of Munich type 2 that came out to 11.6 from same converter.
Moisture and protein were easy to find, the others stumped me. Anything anyone can tell me would be appreciated
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Re: Reading a Malt Analysis sheet
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2014, 04:10:58 pm »
Kolbach Index is the diastatic power.

As far as extract, it depends on how BeerSmith calculates it. The dry basis extract is just the as-is with the moisture content subtracted out.
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Re: Reading a Malt Analysis sheet
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2014, 04:49:08 pm »
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Re: Reading a Malt Analysis sheet
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2014, 04:50:09 pm »
So my DP is 40.9%, what is required for conversion? I have been looking at Bluesman's pilsner from the wiki and it calls for 100% Munich. I don't know enough about DO to know if this will work or not...


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Re: Reading a Malt Analysis sheet
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2014, 05:23:06 pm »
So my DP is 40.9%, what is required for conversion? I have been looking at Bluesman's pilsner from the wiki and it calls for 100% Munich. I don't know enough about DO to know if this will work or not...


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Re: Reading a Malt Analysis sheet
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2014, 05:28:37 pm »
So my DP is 40.9%, what is required for conversion?

Anything over 35% or so is fine. You can find the conversion online, but realistically it just isn't an issue with modern base malts. Anecdotally, I can tell you that 100% Weyermann Munich I is no problem. I've brewed a doppelbock that was about equal parts Munich I and Munich II with no issues.
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Re: Reading a Malt Analysis sheet
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2014, 05:40:54 pm »
Good to know. I just really wanted abetter understanding of what I bought and what to expect from it. The stamped on lot QR code made it easy to get the analysis, but then could not find all the answers. Thanks again for all the help


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Re: Reading a Malt Analysis sheet
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2014, 06:01:39 pm »
Kolbach Index is the diastatic power.

As far as extract, it depends on how BeerSmith calculates it. The dry basis extract is just the as-is with the moisture content subtracted out.
Kolbach is Soluble/Total Nitrogen, and is a indication of modification, higher being being better modified.



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Re: Reading a Malt Analysis sheet
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2014, 06:30:15 pm »
So if my kolbach DP is 40.9 converted to linger is under 20, where do I stand as far as "will this Munich convert itself?" When I use it, it will either be all Munich or Munich plus Pilsner, etcetera. It will not need to convert anything else really


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Re: Reading a Malt Analysis sheet
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2014, 06:52:58 pm »
Sorry! Jeff is right. I had the Kolbach index confused with the Windisch-Kolbach number.

They don't have DP listed on that analysis, but regardless, you'll be fine. Light Munich will self-convert.
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Re: Reading a Malt Analysis sheet
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2014, 08:16:24 pm »
Sorry! Jeff is right. I had the Kolbach index confused with the Windisch-Kolbach number.

They don't have DP listed on that analysis, but regardless, you'll be fine. Light Munich will self-convert.
WK is the unit used in the EU, and one can find the conversion on the net.

There are some dubious numbers on the webs for Lintner DP as the web owners don't know the difference.
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