Pale Malt Blends

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Re: Pale Malt Blends

Postby Big Monk » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:35 am

Ancient Abbey wrote:
Natebriscoe wrote:What is everyone's favorite Pale Malt Blend?

This is a bit of a loaded and dependent question. Not all grists need blending if the base malt is to spec for the style you are brewing. Some styles need high kilned malts, some need low kilned malts for proper flavors. For a bavarian pils, you need pima+vima unless you can source 3.8 EBC pima.


Or Pils/Pale. Whatever you are into. Barke Pils is coming in at around 3.9-4.0 EBC recently so blending isn't all that necessary.
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Re: Pale Malt Blends

Postby Ancient Abbey » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:37 am

caedus wrote:Has anyone tried Shills Kolsch Malt? Its touch darker than pilsner, more like 3.5-4 EBC if I recall.

I have, and it is a great malt. It is a little less doughy/bready and more toasty/biscuity than vima, which make me suspect it's actually a low kilned malt, like english malts. This would also be consistent with the Kolsch style since it is an ale.

Tech is correct, it's 3.5-4.5L, not EBC.
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Re: Pale Malt Blends

Postby Bryan R » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:44 am

My recent barke is at 4.2ebc on the malt sheet. My last 2 lots have been this way. All the previous where 3.5.. Makes one wonder.
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Re: Pale Malt Blends

Postby Ancient Abbey » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:47 am

They should start calling it helles malt then, or hema for short. :tu
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Re: RE: Re: Pale Malt Blends

Postby Natebriscoe » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:52 am

Ancient Abbey wrote:
Natebriscoe wrote:What is everyone's favorite Pale Malt Blend?

This is a bit of a loaded and dependent question. Not all grists need blending if the base malt is to spec for the style you are brewing. Some styles need high kilned malts, some need low kilned malts for proper flavors. For a bavarian pils, you need pima+vima unless you can source 3.8 EBC pima.

I know it's not necessary to blend. But straight pils is a bit boring to me low o2.
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Re: Pale Malt Blends

Postby Ancient Abbey » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:11 am

What kind of flavors are you getting from it? Are you happy with it, or still tweaking?
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Re: RE: Re: Pale Malt Blends

Postby Natebriscoe » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:50 pm

Ancient Abbey wrote:What kind of flavors are you getting from it? Are you happy with it, or still tweaking?

The wort tasted great. I will have to get back to you on the finished beer. (Haven't tapped yet)
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Re: Pale Malt Blends

Postby Weizenberg » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:33 am

Ancient Abbey wrote:They should start calling it helles malt then, or hema for short. :tu


That already exists, alas not for home brewing.
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Re: RE: Re: Pale Malt Blends

Postby Natebriscoe » Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:40 am

Ancient Abbey wrote:What kind of flavors are you getting from it? Are you happy with it, or still tweaking?

I will say GP/pils makes a fine pale lager. Made a helles and Czech pilsner, both are quite tasty and quite poundable. The Gp adds a good depth of malt character but not other overpowering. This GP description of sweet and clean is spot on.
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Re: Pale Malt Blends

Postby Ancient Abbey » Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:46 am

I'm asking about specific flavors and malt descriptors. What are you tasting from it?
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