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Offline bierview

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Vienna Malt
« on: March 16, 2016, 09:58:11 PM »
Never used Vienna as a base malt. Thinking of doing a basic IPA with it. Mistake?

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Re: Vienna Malt
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2016, 10:00:31 PM »
Do it. I would personally do all vienna or mainly vienna with maybe a pinch of crystal
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Re: Vienna Malt
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2016, 10:05:46 PM »
A couple brewers here do it/have done it. I use plenty of Vienna but I haven't made an all Vienna IPA. However one of the brewers here sent me his all Vienna IPA. It was very tasty. If you're looking for a neutral malt base that shows off hop character and stays out of the way, this is not the route to go. But if you want a more balanced IPA that has a rich malt base with character, then this would work very nicely. If you're after the latter, go for it!
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Re: Vienna Malt
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2016, 10:09:49 PM »
Yep. Sounds good to me. Planning on us-05 that I have on hand.

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Re: Vienna Malt
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2016, 10:16:42 PM »
Yummy.  You'll love it.  I had a friend who tried that and it was amazing.
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Re: Vienna Malt
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2016, 11:44:16 AM »
I made a Vienna-Amarillo SMaSH Pale Ale last year that was tasty. If you want an all Vienna beer to be hoppy, you really need to load up on bitterness. This one was more balanced and I liked that about it.

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Re: Vienna Malt
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2016, 12:42:10 PM »
I did a Irish Red with Vienna as the base. It was pretty good.
If I do it again though I would probably cut it with some pale ale malt.
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Re: Vienna Malt
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2016, 01:15:54 PM »
I make a very tatsy all vienna IPA and pale ale with mandarina hops. worth brewing one just to see for yourself.
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Re: Vienna Malt
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2016, 02:17:36 PM »
I make a very tatsy all vienna IPA and pale ale with mandarina hops. worth brewing one just to see for yourself.

You helped me formulate an APA that was almost entirely Vienna malt. I have been tinkering with different mixes of base malts but so far that has been my favorite. My current one is 70% pils 30% munich and next up is a mix of pils, vienna, and munich
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Re: Vienna Malt
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2016, 03:19:18 PM »
My IPA is mostly best vienna malt

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Re: Vienna Malt
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2016, 05:59:52 PM »
I made a Vienna - Centennial SMASH IPA last year because those were two ingredients I had too much of.  Turned out great.
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Re: Vienna Malt
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2016, 11:28:45 AM »
I'm thinking of 7 lbs. Vienna, 3 lbs. flaked corn 1 lb. light munich.  Opinions?

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Re: Vienna Malt
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2016, 07:04:57 PM »

I make a very tatsy all vienna IPA and pale ale with mandarina hops. worth brewing one just to see for yourself.

That sounds fantastic.


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Re: Vienna Malt
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2016, 05:52:33 PM »
Did a Vienna SMASH IPA with Amarillo, one of my better beers. My "house" IPA is Vienna base because of that experiment. Great malt for an IPA.

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Re: Vienna Malt
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2016, 03:59:04 PM »
Did a Vienna SMASH IPA with Amarillo, one of my better beers. My "house" IPA is Vienna base because of that experiment. Great malt for an IPA.

Care to share a recipe?