Averagely Perfect Dubbel - Poll #4 - Main Base Malt(s)

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by VikeMan, Mar 29, 2018.

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Select one or more main Base Malts

Poll closed Mar 31, 2018.
  1. Belgian Pilsner

    73.2%
  2. German Pilsner

    19.5%
  3. North American Pilsner

    2.4%
  4. Belgian Pale Ale Malt

    22.0%
  5. German Pale Ale Malt

    2.4%
  6. North American Pale Ale Malt

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. British Pale Ale Malt

    7.3%
  8. North American 2-Row Brewers Malt

    9.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
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  1. VikeMan

    VikeMan Poo-Bah (1,962) Jul 12, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    -> Poll #3 <- determined that Generic Two Row and/or Pale Ale Malt and/or Pilsner are IN. Sugar, Sugar Products, and/or Honey are possibly in. CaraPils and/or Other Cara/Crystal Malt(s) are possibly in. Munich and/or Vienna Malt(s) are possibly in. Aromatic/Aroma Malt are possibly in.

    This poll (#4) will determine the main base malt(s) (Generic Two Row and/or Pale Ale Malt and/or Pilsner).

    This is a straight plurality poll, unless by some miracle more than one choice gets votes from more than 50% of respondents, in which case all choices with votes from more than 50% of respondents are IN. Otherwise, winner take all. Consider jumping ship to a similar choice if your first choice is losing. etc.
    You can select more than one choice. Want something that's not listed? Write it in.

    I recommend you think about this in terms of not only your personal preferences, but also in the context of the ABV and Final Gravity (and thus the attenuation) already selected, as well as any possible yeast strain selection that might be kicking around in your head. Also, I recommend thinking about this in terms of the other fermentable "possibles" and what you think is likely to get in (or what you want to get in).

    This poll will be open for 48 hours.

    The Averagely Perfect Dubbel Recipe so far...

    Target ABV: 7.0%
    OG: 1.065
    FG: 1.012

    Grains/Fermentables:
    Generic Two Row and/or Pale Ale Malt and/or Pilsner: IN
    Sugar, Sugar Products, and/or Honey: possibly in
    CaraPils and/or Other Cara/Crystal Malt(s): possibly in
    Munich and/or Vienna Malt(s): possibly in
    Aromatic/Aroma Malt: possibly in
     
  2. MrOH

    MrOH Meyvn (1,377) Jul 5, 2010 Maryland

    Went British Pale Ale malt cause GP is my house base, and it's what I'll use no matter how these polls turn out.
     
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  3. crcostel

    crcostel Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2006 Illinois

    I think its a given that if we determine a "perfect" Dubbel uses Belgian Pilsner, people who don't have it on hand can adjust for Belgian Pale, German Pilsner etc.
     
  4. pweis909

    pweis909 Poo-Bah (1,906) Aug 13, 2005 Wisconsin
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    I am surprised by the dominance so far of Belgian pils over Belgian pale. It is my preference, based on my own biased history, but I think we would find support for both commercially, so expected to see more votes for it here. The first couple dubbels I made with Belgian Pale were not so good. But I could say that about a lot of styles I brewed 10-12 yrs back, because I wasn't a good brewer. I was willing to give it another try if the votes were there.
     
  5. scottakelly

    scottakelly Zealot (502) May 9, 2007 Ohio

    I voted for German pilsner since I pretty much always have it on hand.
     
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  6. Naugled

    Naugled Defender (640) Sep 25, 2007 New York

    I voted Belgian Pils, but to be honest if that wins I may sub it with German Pils because I'm sitting on a sack of it right now.
     
  7. VikeMan

    VikeMan Poo-Bah (1,962) Jul 12, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    That can't be a very efficient way to crush grains.
     
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  8. Prep8611

    Prep8611 Disciple (323) Aug 22, 2014 New Jersey

    I voted Belgian pale ale cause I have a sack of it right now that I wanted to try but I also have German pils open so that would be fine.
     
  9. dmtaylor

    dmtaylor Aspirant (223) Dec 30, 2003 Wisconsin

    In real life, I eat a sample of every malt at the shop then buy the one that seems like it will taste the best. Don't care what country it's from.
     
  10. Naugled

    Naugled Defender (640) Sep 25, 2007 New York

    I make a motion to crowd source a Zima recipe next.
     
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  11. MrOH

    MrOH Meyvn (1,377) Jul 5, 2010 Maryland

    We could probably get The Answer to brew it. Been a running joke with Mekong for a long time.
     
  12. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,931) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    How closely does the 'taste test' match the flavor of the beer?

    Cheers!
     
  13. VikeMan

    VikeMan Poo-Bah (1,962) Jul 12, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    I'm declaring the mercy rule on this one. Feel free to keep voting, and if by some miracle the outcome changes, we'll backtrack. Otherwise, Belgian Pilsner is IN.
     
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  14. crcostel

    crcostel Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2006 Illinois

    Quick everyone switch to 2-row and muddle things up!
     
  15. dmtaylor

    dmtaylor Aspirant (223) Dec 30, 2003 Wisconsin

    You know... I'm really not sure. It just seems like the right thing to do.
     
  16. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,931) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    They say when you go grocery food shopping you should eat first. Maybe that same piece of advice is applicable before we go to the LHBS!?!:wink:

    Cheers!
     
  17. jbakajust1

    jbakajust1 Crusader (729) Aug 25, 2009 Oregon

    I went with 2Row. I've been using it for my Saisons and can't really tell the difference between German Pils and Rahr 2Row. Neither could Brewlosophy.
     
  18. MrOH

    MrOH Meyvn (1,377) Jul 5, 2010 Maryland

    ddddddddddddddddddd
    My grandmother used to snack in the produce department and told us that it wasn't stealing because we were going to buy something.
     
  19. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,931) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Well, at least it was in the produce department so....

    Cheers to Grandma!!!:slight_smile:
     
  20. Brewday

    Brewday Initiate (152) Dec 25, 2015 New York

    Went with the top 3. It's the other malts and sugars that will make the difference. I'm going by a recipe from Briess and so far it's on par.
     
  21. pweis909

    pweis909 Poo-Bah (1,906) Aug 13, 2005 Wisconsin
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    It's on my list of experiments in my side by side cream ale excursions. 2-row vs. 6-row didn't matter much too me, so 2-row vs. pils could be the next malt switcheroo.
     
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