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razzamanaz

Post Wed Jul 18, 2007 1:48 pm

Need a substitute for Munich Malt

I would like to get some porter going and the recipe calls for 6 lbs of Munich Malt and its not in season yet....

Any ideas of a good substitute? I'm just starting the recipe phase of brewing and would like to experiment a little.

Desire a high gravity (1.08 to 1.1) whats a good yeast for this?
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Post Wed Jul 18, 2007 1:51 pm

Not in season .... huh? You should easily be able to find Munich Malt at any homebrew shop or online retailer. Vienna is probably the best substitution.
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Post Wed Jul 18, 2007 2:15 pm

As the previous poster said, there is no season for Munich, unless your local store only wants to stock it certain times of the year for some reason.

There really is no substitute for Munich. You could use aromatic, which is essentially really dark Munich malt, in combination with pale/pils/vienna to get close, but I’m not sure what the ratio would be.

Also when using a large proportion of munich malt make sure that it is made from 2-row malt, as I understand it the kind made with 6-row can get very harsh in large quantities.
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Post Wed Jul 18, 2007 2:22 pm

How do Munich and Vienna compare? I've read different recipes for the same style beer that call for munich, or vienna, or some combination, depending on who came up with the recipe.
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Post Wed Jul 18, 2007 2:24 pm

UT_BKC wrote:How do Munich and Vienna compare? I've read different recipes for the same style beer that call for munich, or vienna, or some combination, depending on who came up with the recipe.


Vienna is kindalike a light munich, sorta.
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Post Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:52 pm

kinda hard to replace.... only suggestion i got is use the same poundage of vienna/aromatic in a mix to get *about* the same lovibond
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Post Wed Jul 18, 2007 8:04 pm

Re: Need a substitute for Munich Malt

razzamanaz wrote:I would like to get some porter going and the recipe calls for 6 lbs of Munich Malt and its not in season yet....

Any ideas of a good substitute? I'm just starting the recipe phase of brewing and would like to experiment a little.

Desire a high gravity (1.08 to 1.1) whats a good yeast for this?


Since Munich malt is readily available online, why would you sub for it? I wouldn't waste time trying to find one.

For your high gravity beer, you can just use regular California Ale yeast (Wyeast 1056, White Labs WLP001, or Safale dry S-05).

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