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Offline JD5055

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Vienna Malt in a pilsner??
« on: January 29, 2018, 01:59:48 PM »
Due to a last minute change of mind in what I wanted to brew. I ended up sending a grain order of 90% German Pilsner  and 10% German Vienna to my LHBS, which my wife picked up for me. I have a Pilsner yeast. What will the added Vienna do to a Pilsner? Should I just brew it or should I pick up a different yeast and brew a different style. I'm fairly new to all grain brewing and appreciate any help/suggestions.

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Re: Vienna Malt in a pilsner??
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2018, 02:16:38 PM »
If you are ready to brew, then brew it. The Vienna will add some color, and a little toasty flavor. If you want to determine what it does on your system and process, brew a Pilsner with 100% Pils malt and compare. Take good tasting notes on both beers if the second is brewed much later.
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Re: Vienna Malt in a pilsner??
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2018, 08:13:18 PM »
Due to a last minute change of mind in what I wanted to brew. I ended up sending a grain order of 90% German Pilsner  and 10% German Vienna to my LHBS, which my wife picked up for me. I have a Pilsner yeast. What will the added Vienna do to a Pilsner? Should I just brew it or should I pick up a different yeast and brew a different style. I'm fairly new to all grain brewing and appreciate any help/suggestions.

If you are ready to brew, then brew it. The Vienna will add some color, and a little toasty flavor. If you want to determine what it does on your system and process, brew a Pilsner with 100% Pils malt and compare. Take good tasting notes on both beers if the second is brewed much later.

Add the Vienna, and in another batch go 80/20. I have been playing with Munich this way. I was gifted 4 55lb bags of Munich and have been making SmaSh beers. You may find that you really enjoy Vienna. I know I do.
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