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Offline santoch

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Re: C15L base malt?
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2015, 02:09:30 pm »
Great question, Jim.  My understanding is that it is technically another form of caramel malt and is steepable.  I've never used it, but from what I hear, a little goes a LONG way, so use it sparingly.

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Re: C15L base malt?
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2015, 02:16:46 pm »
Great question, Jim.  My understanding is that it is technically another form of caramel malt and is steepable.  I've never used it, but from what I hear, a little goes a LONG way, so use it sparingly.

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Yeah, my understanding too. I've used it and a little definitely goes a long way. To me, much over 4 oz starts getting to be too much fast.
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Re: C15L base malt?
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2015, 11:15:15 am »
I cant find my mash dont mash list, but im quite sure honey malt needs to be mashed.

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Re: C15L base malt?
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2015, 11:44:46 am »
Can honey malt be steeped? I thought it needed to be mashed
I've steeped small amounts of Munich and Victory before without an issue. I think the old adage that certain malts "need to be mashed" only holds true if you're looking to extract fermentables from them. In low doses for flavor, I think most malts could be steeped without a significant issue. You just shouldn't expect much extract out of them. In larger amounts, you may see a starch haze issue as well.

For the typical usage rates of honey malt, I wouldn't expect much of an issue.
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Re: C15L base malt?
« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2015, 11:54:28 am »
I've always thrown honey malt in the cooler to mash with everything else, so I guess it doesn't matter for me.  I had always heard it could be steeped, though. And 3 or 4 oz, like Eric says, wouldn't cost you much in the way of fermentables anyway.
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Re: C15L base malt?
« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2015, 12:14:28 pm »
I've steeped honey malt in a honey brown ale.  Just .25 lbs.  I could definitely identify it, so it contributed something as far as flavor goes.

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Re: C15L base malt?
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2015, 12:44:48 pm »
You CAN steep anything and you CAN mash anything. Agreed

Im pretty sure you ought to mash honey malt
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