Belgian pale malt substitute

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Belgian pale malt substitute

Postby itbrvilla » Sun Jan 03, 2016 18:53

I normally order from geterbrewed but they don't appear to stock Belgian pale Base malt. Can anyone recommend me a suitable substitutes and tell me what is special about this grain?

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Re: Belgian pale malt substitute

Postby GrahamT » Sun Jan 03, 2016 19:01

Pilsner. If it's for a Belgian, I've always used that anyway.

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Re: Belgian pale malt substitute

Postby itbrvilla » Mon Jan 04, 2016 20:34

Cheers
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Re: Belgian pale malt substitute

Postby rpt » Tue Jan 05, 2016 00:24

But isn't Belgian pale malt often kilned somewhat darker than Pilsner? Darker than Maris Otter too. If so, I'd mix pale malt with Vienna or Munich.

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Re: Belgian pale malt substitute

Postby serum » Mon Feb 01, 2016 07:27

rpt wrote:But isn't Belgian pale malt often kilned somewhat darker than Pilsner? Darker than Maris Otter too. If so, I'd mix pale malt with Vienna or Munich.


Yeah it is, it's a fair bit darker than pilsner and more bready tasting

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