"Gladfield Munich is a great addition to the APAs and IPAs that I regularly brew. The 5kg bags are fantastic as they are great value and the perfect size so that I can maintain a good turnover of base malt and specialty malts and brew with fresh premium Gladfield malts" julian.w.chan October 25, 2017
We wholeheartedly agree with Julian and his 5* review on Gladfield Munich Malt. Munich is widely considered a malt that can substitute for traditional pale malt. Professional brewers, however, would advise its use in moderation, as its enzymatic power is low (170 vs 210 for Vienna or 250 for Pilsner). Munich works well for bringing a deep orange color and a malty, grainy flavor to your brew.
Gladfield Munich Malt is produced using higher kilning temperatures. This results in malt that has a higher color rating, increased aromatic quality and rich body enhancers. Munich is typically the flavour that comes to mind when drinkers think of maltiness. Matt Brynildson of Firestone Walkeris a huge fan of a small Munich malt addition in virtually all pale ale recipes.
Whilst, there are not hard and fast rules around addition rates for Munich Malt to your grist each brewer will make judgments based on his or her own tastes, I find that 10-15% Munich malt contributes plenty of character to most ales. Lagers, on the other hand, may require much larger percentages, especially if the intent is to brew characterful Bavarian Dunkels or Bocks. Several authors have proposed using Munich malt as the majority of the grist for Bocks and particularly Doppelbocks.
- Moisture (%) Max 5 Typical Analysis 3
- Extract (fine dry) min% 79 Typical Analysis 81.0
- Saccharification time 10
- Wort Colour (EBC) 14-17 Typical Analysis 14.5
- Total Nitrogen (%) 1.6-1.8
- Kolbach Index 37-43 Typical Analysis 40
- pH 5.6-5.9 Typical Analysis 5.9
- Diastatic Power (WK) min. 160 Typical Analysis 170
- FAN (mg/l) min 120 Typical Analysis 125
- Friability (min) % 85 Typical Analysis 88
Typical Uses & Styles:
- Bavarian Lager
- Bavarian Dunkel
- Pale Ale
Usage Rate Guidance:
- Up to 100% of the Grist, use your brewers discretion 10-15% in a Pale Ale or IPA is great but you can go as high as 30% in a Marzenbier and higher again in Dunkels and Bocks where the intent is to create more malt character in your beer
Package, Price and Availability Options:
5 Kg Bag for $16.95 incl. GST
25 Kg Sack for $64.94 incl. GST (Save 23% on 5 Kg Price)
Or Hop into one of our growing list of valued Retail Partners and ask for Gladfield Munich Malt by name!
Sauces of Brewspiration:
- Jim Busch (2015) The Magic of Munich Malt 26 August originally published in Brewing Techniques (Volume 4, Number 5) https://www.morebeer.com/articles/using_munich_malt
- John Mallett (2014) Malt - A Practical Guide from Field to Brewhouse, Brewers Publications, Boulder, Colorado, USA
- Thomas J. Miller Using Munich & Vienna malts: Tips from the Pros https://byo.com/article/using-munich-vienna-malts-tips-from-the-pros/