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Title: california select 2 row
Post by: sparkleberry on May 03, 2013, 06:36:25 AM
morebeer has it and i'd like to try, mainly because i love the idea of using some malt from the state in which  i live.

has anyone used it?

Title: Re: california select 2 row
Post by: tschmidlin on May 03, 2013, 08:15:24 AM
I've used a lot of the WA select - love it.  I can't tell the difference between that and the regular Great Western 2-row, but I like it anyway.

I haven't tried the CA select, but then I don't live in CA. :)
Title: Re: california select 2 row
Post by: morticaixavier on May 03, 2013, 02:44:23 PM
I use the CA select organic all the time. It's my go to base malt. The only problem I have with it is that while yes, it is grown in Cali, it is also shipped up to Washington to be malted and then shipped back down.

If your aim is using the most locally GROWN ingredients its great. If you are after the LEAST travelled ingredients then the WA select is actually probably your best bet as it's grown close to the maltings.

but overall, I think it's really nice. I am not prepared to make any specific statements of the differences between it and the 'normal' great western pale malt.
Title: Re: california select 2 row
Post by: sparkleberry on May 03, 2013, 03:10:44 PM
thanks fellas. crazy that it's shipped to washington and back. i hadn't even thought about where it would've been malted. i was born in yakima so i suppose that's okay too.

cheers.
Title: Re: california select 2 row
Post by: morticaixavier on May 03, 2013, 07:17:34 PM
thanks fellas. crazy that it's shipped to washington and back. i hadn't even thought about where it would've been malted. i was born in yakima so i suppose that's okay too.

cheers.

yeah when they first came out with the state select line I spent more time than my boss would have liked had he known researching and calling Great Western to figure it out.
Title: Re: california select 2 row
Post by: sparkleberry on May 04, 2013, 11:24:28 PM
ha! if only we could work for google where they encourage outside projects. i think i'll give it a try. i'm sure the difference between it and other base 2 row is hard to distinguish. like i said, i like the idea of using some ingredients from my current state. i have recently decided just to buy from my local shop, williams brewing and morebeer. maybe just occasionally somewhere else for hops i need to stockpile.

thanks again for the input ts and morticai.

cheers.