Topics Topics Help/Instructions Help Edit Profile Profile Member List Register  
Search Last 1 | 3 | 7 Days Search Search Tree View Tree View  

Visit The Brewery's sponsor!
Brews & Views Bulletin Board Service * Brews and Views Archive 2003 * August 29, 2003 * Weyermanns Munich < Previous Next >

  Thread Last Poster Posts Pages Last Post
  Start New Thread        

Author Message
 

Michael (24.88.129.188)
Posted on Sunday, August 10, 2003 - 02:22 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have acquired a 55# bag and want to use as a base malt in a few brews. Not having used Munich as a base malt much in the past, do I need to step mash this stuff, or is an infusion OK?

TIA

Michael
 

Travis Adams (12.225.188.99)
Posted on Sunday, August 10, 2003 - 02:46 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Check the bell's double cream stout clone in this month's Zymurgy - it uses 10lb of munich malt and the recipe says single step infusion at 150 to 152.
Good luck!
Travis
 

danno (209.180.170.25)
Posted on Sunday, August 10, 2003 - 03:10 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Michael, that's a great base malt for an Alt. Through in a 10% of pilsner and 10% Vienna and add lots of bittering hops. Yum!
 

Denny Conn (63.114.138.2)
Posted on Monday, August 11, 2003 - 05:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Screw the other stuff...do a 100% Munich, 100% Spalt hopped alt with WY1007...one of the best beers I've ever made! Single infusion at 152, enough Munich to get 1.055-1.060, Spalt hops to 55-60 IBU, 1 oz. Spalt FWH.
 

Richard Shaffer (64.35.155.194)
Posted on Monday, August 11, 2003 - 05:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Good show Denny. "Damn those torpedos". Richard.
 

davidw (209.107.44.126)
Posted on Monday, August 11, 2003 - 06:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I can vouch for Dennys recommendation. A 100% Munich malt & Spalt Alt (heh heh!) is a wonderful thing to behold. In fact, allow me to brag a bit here, mine just took second at our state fair. First time I had entered it in any comp. My mistake was only hopping it @ a 0.85 bitterness to gravity ratio. Should have went with the 1 to 1 as per Dennys recommendation. Great drinking beer any time of the year.

Another style would be a bock or dopplebock with 100% Munich. Or even a 50:50 Munich and wheat dunkelweizen. And my porters rarely get mashed without 5 to 10% Munich in them. I've single infused them all with no problems, though I did go on a decoction binge this past spring . . . .
 

Denny Conn (63.114.138.2)
Posted on Monday, August 11, 2003 - 07:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Good job, david! Hop it up next time! The all Munich grain bill can take a fair bit of bitterness!
 

Michael (67.30.218.27)
Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 - 01:50 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks, Denny...I've just never gone "all the way" with Munich. An infusion mash it is....
 

Michael (67.30.218.27)
Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 - 01:51 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks, Denny...I've just never gone "all the way" with Munich. An infusion mash it is....
 

ahancbrew1 (143.183.121.2)
Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 - 07:07 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Denny,

I'm going to brew your all Munich Alt recipe next month. My LHBS has a few hop varieties that have the name Spalt or Spalter on the label. Do you have any recommendations on which hop to pick or avoid.

Thanks
 

ahancbrew1 (143.183.121.2)
Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 - 07:27 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Double post
 

Denny Conn (63.114.138.2)
Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 - 04:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I usually get Spalter Spalt ot Spalt(er) Select. They all seem pretty close to the same.
 

Doug E. Fresh (64.26.199.113)
Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 - 11:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I've been looking at making an Alt too and while looking at Munich malts came across Durst Light Munich and Durst Dark Munich. The Light is 8.3L and the Dark 15.5L. This seems like a really great way to control the color of the beer without having to use crystal malts. I figured out that 8lbs of the Light and 2lbs of the Dark in a 5 gallon brew would give a brew of 19 HCU which is the upper-end of the style color. Again, no crystal malt needed.

Anyone use/like/dislike the Durst malts?
 

ahancbrew1 (143.183.121.2)
Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2003 - 07:40 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks Denny,

I'm looking forward to brewing this Alt following your suggestions.
 

davidw (209.107.44.126)
Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2003 - 12:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Doug:

I used Durst frequently as my HB supply shop sells it. In fact, my last batch of alt utilized 1 pound of the dark Munich. That was the first time I had used the darker variety of Munich. I think you're right on target with your recipe. I wish mine had ended up just a tad darker. That said, I also used 3 or 4 oz. of chocolate malt in the recipe for colour. Chocolate and black malt (in extremely small quantities) are not unheard of in alt brewing as per Daniels.

I've also used Durst Pils extensively and find it to be a very nice malt for any German style beer. And every Ofest I have ever brewed has had a large proportion of Durst Vienna. Suffice it to say, all the malts I've used from them have been excellent quality.
 

George P. (159.178.63.165)
Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2003 - 05:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I've made an Alt based on Denny's recommendations using:
49% light Durst Munich
49% dark Durst Munich
2% wheat malt (for a nice head)
Spalter Select to 52 IBU
WYeast 1007

Tunred out GREAT! I'll definately make this one again.

I brought some in for a professor in my dept to sample, who is from Germany. When he tasted it, he smiled big and said "This really stimulates my hippocampus!". Now keeping in mind we're in a neuroscience dept and the hippocampus controls memory, this comment means the beer probably comes close to authentic Dussledorf Alt. I was happy!

Slainte, George P.
 

PalerThanAle (65.168.73.62)
Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2003 - 06:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I keep forgetting what the hippocampus is for. I always thought it described the women at the college I attended.

PTA
 

Denny Conn (63.114.138.2)
Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2003 - 06:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

PTA, I think you're ready for Letterman now!

Add Your Message Here
Posting is currently disabled in this topic. Contact your discussion moderator for more information.