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Gambrinus Light Munich or Fawcett Munich?
« on: July 28, 2011, 09:50:58 PM »
So my bulk Munich choices right now are Gambrinus 10L for $35 or Fawcett Munich for $45. Which should I go with? This would be used in American ales and altbiers and possibly a märzen or schwarzbier.
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Re: Gambrinus Light Munich or Fawcett Munich?
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2011, 12:35:43 AM »
So my bulk Munich choices right now are Gambrinus 10L for $35 or Fawcett Munich for $45. Which should I go with? This would be used in American ales and altbiers and possibly a märzen or schwarzbier.

Not sure it much matters for throwing 10% in an American Ale.

For making German styles I would say figure out how to get German malt but Gordon Biersch uses the Gambrinus and their dunkle is more than acceptable, so I can recommend the Gambrinus based on that indirect experience.

If you hadn't guessed based on the name, Gambrinus maltings does have German roots.

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Re: Gambrinus Light Munich or Fawcett Munich?
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2011, 02:02:58 AM »
Based on experience with Weyerman Munich I and Fawcett's Munich, I've always prefered the flavour of the German malt. It could be psychological, but it's a little toastier.
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Re: Gambrinus Light Munich or Fawcett Munich?
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2011, 09:01:54 AM »
Getting German Munich is inordinately difficult and costly for me - I have to stick with these choices if I want to buy in bulk. If I buy Weyermann at the HBS, it would cost over $60 and I would have to drive a long way out of my way.

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Re: Gambrinus Light Munich or Fawcett Munich?
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2011, 04:11:52 PM »
I bought a sack of Gambrinus Munich malt nine years ago and really liked it. Best domestic Munich I've ever used. 

Can't say I've ever tried Fawcett Munich (although I sure like their Maris Otter).