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Malt choice
« on: January 11, 2017, 05:23:46 AM »
If you could only choose one, two at the most, what malt would you prefer and why?

I chose the C45 as my top choice as I think it's the most versatile one for my brewing.   I do seasonal brewing with every other batch usually a APA.   Not sure on my second choice though.  A brewery is getting rid of these malts that they don't plan on using.  Lucky enough to know someone that works there.

Crystal Rice Malt ~10#
Brown Rice Malt ~5#
Melonoidin 15#
Aromatic Munich 10#
C 45 15#
CaraMunich 80L ~55#
Flaked Quinoa ~20#
Chocolate Rye ~10#
Carafa Special II ~25#
CaraMunich II ~30#
Carafa Special II ~30#
Peated Malt ~45#


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Re: Malt choice
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2017, 05:34:35 AM »
Agree with C45.  Also chocolate rye is good stuff.  Use it in any dark beer (brown ale, schwarz, porter, stout) instead of the usual other dark roasted malts.
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Re: Malt choice
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2017, 11:35:52 AM »
Or caramunich


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Re: Malt choice
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2017, 12:55:14 PM »
Which maltsters C45? I find caramel/crystals in that color range to vary widely.

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Re: Malt choice
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2017, 01:06:29 PM »
I'd pick the C45, Caramunich 80, or Caramunich II - any could be used in a large number of styles.


Edit -  Or you could use the peated malt for traction if your driveway gets icy. I just wouldn't put it in beer under any circumstances.  :)
« Last Edit: January 11, 2017, 01:14:33 PM by HoosierBrew »
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Re: Malt choice
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2017, 01:41:54 PM »
I'd go with the Flaked Quinoa and the Crystal Rice, with the Brown Rice malt being my 3rd choice. I can get all the others easily, but those I've never encountered and I'd want to play around with them.
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Re: Malt choice
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2017, 04:42:33 PM »
If you could only choose one, two at the most, what malt would you prefer and why?

I chose the C45 as my top choice as I think it's the most versatile one for my brewing.   I do seasonal brewing with every other batch usually a APA.   Not sure on my second choice though.  A brewery is getting rid of these malts that they don't plan on using.  Lucky enough to know someone that works there.

Crystal Rice Malt ~10#
Brown Rice Malt ~5#
Melonoidin 15#
Aromatic Munich 10#
C 45 15#
CaraMunich 80L ~55#
Flaked Quinoa ~20#
Chocolate Rye ~10#
Carafa Special II ~25#
CaraMunich II ~30#
Carafa Special II ~30#
Peated Malt ~45#


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Re: Malt choice
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2017, 05:45:02 PM »
Send me the caramunich II please.

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Re: Malt choice
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2017, 12:38:03 AM »
I'd pick the C45, Caramunich 80, or Caramunich II - any could be used in a large number of styles.


Edit -  Or you could use the peated malt for traction if your driveway gets icy. I just wouldn't put it in beer under any circumstances.  :)

It's good to carry bucket of peated malt, a shovel, and a blanket in your truck during the cold winter months.
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Re: Malt choice
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2017, 12:41:55 AM »
I'd pick the C45, Caramunich 80, or Caramunich II - any could be used in a large number of styles.


Edit -  Or you could use the peated malt for traction if your driveway gets icy. I just wouldn't put it in beer under any circumstances.  :)

It's good to carry bucket of peated malt, a shovel, and a blanket in your truck during the cold winter months.


Maybe there'll be a run on it come the next big snowfall.  "Buy our peated malt - it's better than kitty litter".   ;D
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Re: Malt choice
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2017, 01:06:39 AM »
Is the caramunich 85 German? Can't say I have ever seen that. Caramunich II for me fresh salted caramel... mmmm
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Re: Malt choice
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2017, 03:22:22 AM »
Is the caramunich 85 German? Can't say I have ever seen that. Caramunich II for me fresh salted caramel... mmmm
Can't say for sure but I assume it is. Most of the bags are weyermann from the picture




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Re: Malt choice
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2017, 03:45:24 PM »
Is the caramunich 85 German? Can't say I have ever seen that. Caramunich II for me fresh salted caramel... mmmm
Can't say for sure but I assume it is. Most of the bags are weyermann from the picture




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They must have really loosened up on the whole Reinheitsgebot thing if Weyermann is putting out flaked quinoa and Rice malt...
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Re: Malt choice
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2017, 02:45:14 PM »
Is the caramunich 85 German? Can't say I have ever seen that. Caramunich II for me fresh salted caramel... mmmm
Can't say for sure but I assume it is. Most of the bags are weyermann from the picture




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They must have really loosened up on the whole Reinheitsgebot thing if Weyermann is putting out flaked quinoa and Rice malt...
I believe the quinoa is from another maltster.  I'm going today and will check who it's from. 


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Re: Malt choice
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2017, 05:27:59 PM »
They must have really loosened up on the whole Reinheitsgebot thing if Weyermann is putting out flaked quinoa and Rice malt...

Not if it's meant for the export market.
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