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Old 08-09-2017, 03:21 PM   #31
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Just cracked open a pint (single hop) using Minch Malt and it certainly has a different taste to MO, but still makes a lovely pint. Ive loads left so now have to use it.
This is what I found when I bought 5KG to compare to my usual MO. It is nice but a bit lighter in body. I love MO so have decided to stick with that as my standard base malt.
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Sorry it's taken me so long (been on holiday and had all sorts of work problems) but I got the certificate of analysis for Minch Malt Hook Head Irish Ale Malt and contacted Brad Smith with a view to creating an accurate Beersmith 'Add on' I used the following information, Brad checked it against the certificate and reckons my interpretations are correct. Use it (if you use Beersmith) as you see fit:
Colour 4.2 EBC
Potential 1.039 SG
Moisture 4.2%
Yield 83.80%
Coarse Fine Difference 1.5%
Diastatic Power 97.4 Lintner
Protein 9.4%
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I've used a sack of Minch Malt over my last 5 or 6 brews. My efficiency went up for each brew. My normal 80% went to 90%. Very happy with the price. BUT there is for me a question mark. After three years of brewing good tasty beer, the last few beaches have not hit the mark. I've puzzled over each one. The yeast? The sparge? Then I sat down and examined when it started. It was when I started using Minch as the base malt. So now I've bought Golden Promise and will see if there is an upturn in flavour. Until then it's just a question mark.
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I've used a sack of Minch Malt over my last 5 or 6 brews. My efficiency went up for each brew. My normal 80% went to 90%. Very happy with the price. BUT there is for me a question mark. After three years of brewing good tasty beer, the last few beaches have not hit the mark. I've puzzled over each one. The yeast? The sparge? Then I sat down and examined when it started. It was when I started using Minch as the base malt. So now I've bought Golden Promise and will see if there is an upturn in flavour. Until then it's just a question mark.
Mmm. I was going to buy a sack of minch malt because my sack of irish ale malt from GEB is coming to an end and they dont sell it any more. This has made me think twice about it now
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I've used a sack of Minch Malt over my last 5 or 6 brews. My efficiency went up for each brew. My normal 80% went to 90%. Very happy with the price. BUT there is for me a question mark. After three years of brewing good tasty beer, the last few beaches have not hit the mark. I've puzzled over each one. The yeast? The sparge? Then I sat down and examined when it started. It was when I started using Minch as the base malt. So now I've bought Golden Promise and will see if there is an upturn in flavour. Until then it's just a question mark.
Hmm.. I too have noted amazing efficiency and I'm really happy with it. But I've been using it exclusively for long enough to be blind to any deficiencies. Think I'll get some M.O. next time just to compare.
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I've used a sack of Minch Malt over my last 5 or 6 brews. My efficiency went up for each brew. My normal 80% went to 90%. Very happy with the price. BUT there is for me a question mark. After three years of brewing good tasty beer, the last few beaches have not hit the mark. I've puzzled over each one. The yeast? The sparge? Then I sat down and examined when it started. It was when I started using Minch as the base malt. So now I've bought Golden Promise and will see if there is an upturn in flavour. Until then it's just a question mark.
A while back I raised a question mark as to the quality of this malt. I'm pretty sure now that it is fine malt. I believe now that I was drinking my brews too young. The cellars had run down etc. Found a couple of bottles brewed back in August - so 3 or 4 months to condition. No hint of any problems. I have continued to purchase from The Home Brew Company as their delivery charges to the Scottish Highlands are the best. I will now return to the Minch Malt.
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