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Title: Stale Pale Ale Malt?
Post by: davidgzach on July 12, 2012, 04:16:34 PM
I didn't realize I was out of 2-Row and had a bag of Pale Ale Malt around for about 2 months, so I used 10# of it in lieu of 2-row for my American Lager today.  It was in the sealed bag in my boiler room and I thought just fine, but when I chewed on a few as I am accustomed on brew day, it was, well damp and squishy, not crunchy.  I went ahead and ground it.  It didn't taste bad and it looked fine so I just mashed in. 

Am I screwed or RDWHAHB? 

And did I screw up the lager by using 10 pounds of Pale Malt with 4 pound of 2-row or will the lager just have a little more of a malt backbone?

Dave
Title: Re: Stale Pale Ale Malt?
Post by: denny on July 12, 2012, 04:39:34 PM
Darn...I thought maybe it was about this....

(http://www.taverntrove.com/beerpics/Olde-Frothingslosh-Pale-Stale-Ale-Labels-Pittsburgh-Brewing-Company_31430-1.jpg)

As to the real question, I think you;ll be OK.  It may not be the best beer you've ever made, but I'll bet you'll like it.
Title: Re: Stale Pale Ale Malt?
Post by: roger on July 12, 2012, 05:19:11 PM
I still have a bottle of this . . ahh "beer." My favorite line was "The first batch was so pale, it fainted."
Title: Stale Pale Ale Malt?
Post by: denny on July 12, 2012, 06:17:52 PM
I still have a bottle of this . . ahh "beer." My favorite line was "The first batch was so pale, it fainted."

I have a few empty bottles, but no full ones.


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