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Offline Steve Ruch

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vienna malt for mild
« on: July 22, 2016, 09:46:51 PM »
I don't find British mild ale malt all that available, can I use vienna instead? If no, what other malt?
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Re: vienna malt for mild
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2016, 10:50:02 PM »
Don't like Maris Otter or Golden Promise even?  If not, maybe a blend of vienna and Maris Otter?

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Re: vienna malt for mild
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2016, 01:37:07 PM »
You can probably come up with a close approximation by using American Pale malt and then just include like 2% biscuit malt in the total grist, something like that.  Not exact but in the ballpark.
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Re: vienna malt for mild
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2016, 03:57:18 PM »
Don't like Maris Otter or Golden Promise even?  If not, maybe a blend of vienna and Maris Otter?

I do, but I like to use mild ale malt as it has a slightly higher SRM and I really liked what I perceive that it adds to the taste.
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Re: vienna malt for mild
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2016, 11:30:11 AM »
I've used Vienna as a base malt for British beers, and it has worked really well. It may seem inauthentic, but the nutty, toasty flavors it provides are exactly what I expect in those styles.