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Brews & Views Bulletin Board Service * Brews and Views Archive 2007 * Archive through January 09, 2007 * Difference Between Am. 6-row Munich and 2-row German Munich < Previous Next >

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Anthony Catencamp
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Post Number: 47
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Posted on Friday, January 05, 2007 - 05:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would there be a noticeable difference between these two when Munich makes up 6-10% of a recipe? I am assuming that when brewing a recipe such as Denny's Santa's Helper (100% Munich) that the 2-row would be the obvious choice. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Tony
 

Liquidbreaddiet
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Posted on Friday, January 05, 2007 - 05:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Most will probably tell you no there won't be a noticable difference. Where you would notice the major difference is 6-rows ability to help in enzyme conversion in a recipe that has a lot of wheat for example, IIRC
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Denny Conn
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I disagree, having made beers with a large % of Briess 6 row Munich. I found that more than 10% of the total grist was really not good. Especially for Santa's Helper, use 2 row. American 2 row is fine (I usually use GW), but since witching to Durst Munich I feel the beer has improved considerably. Just say no to 6 row Munich...I've still got 10 lb. I doubt I'll ever use.
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Anthony Catencamp
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Posted on Friday, January 05, 2007 - 07:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks for your replies. I'm going to go with the a sack of 2-row because I really want to brew the Santa's Helper primarily and secondarily, it would be nice to have some around to add a little maltiness to other brews.
 

Liquidbreaddiet
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im sorry i should have asked about the recipe before chiming in. I meant that most will argue that you wont notice a difference if you substitute 2 row for 6 row. Denny is correct that if it is reversed you would notice a difference

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PaulK
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Posted on Friday, January 05, 2007 - 08:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I find that domestic 6 row Munich has a coarse, harsh edge to it that I don't find in German examples. I'd vote for sticking with the German varieties.