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Offline Iliff Ave

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caramunich vs caramel/crystal malt
« on: February 27, 2015, 04:51:57 pm »
So I assume that caramunich is caramel munich malt while normal caramel malt it two row. Is this correct? What can I expect from caramunich I? I assume it would just be maltier but still provide sweetness when compared to the regular stuff? I am planning to do an APA with continental malts so I am considering using this but don't want to overdo it.
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Re: caramunich vs caramel/crystal malt
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2015, 05:21:10 pm »
So I assume that caramunich is caramel munich malt while normal caramel malt it two row. Is this correct? What can I expect from caramunich I? I assume it would just be maltier but still provide sweetness when compared to the regular stuff? I am planning to do an APA with continental malts so I am considering using this but don't want to overdo it.

This is an excellent question. I'm sorry that I don't really have an answer for you, but I look forward to the more knowledgeable minds on the forum chiming in.

I have often substituted crystal 60 for CaraMunich malt in recipes that have Munich malt in them already, like a saison. I haven't felt as though the beers have been missing anything, but that's sort of how I operate, the "keep it simple" method of brewing with a large dose of "RDWHAHB" thrown in.

Thanks for asking the question. Let's hear what the master brewers have to say.
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Re: caramunich vs caramel/crystal malt
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2015, 08:10:51 pm »
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Re: caramunich vs caramel/crystal malt
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2015, 08:15:16 pm »
Yep, they're just good quality German crystals. I sub them in for regular crystals in American styles pretty regularly.
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Re: caramunich vs caramel/crystal malt
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2015, 11:06:13 am »
Thanks for the info! That will definitely change how I approach using it in the future.
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