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Title: Castle vs Dingemans Pils malt
Post by: RSCHMITT on October 04, 2016, 12:04:55 AM
Does anyone have any experience with comparing the flavors or performance?  The reason I ask is that I've gotten significantly higher extract from bestmalz pils compared to weyerman, and a noticeable (but subtle) difference in flavor.
Title: Re: Castle vs Dingemans Pils malt
Post by: TrippleRippleBrewer on October 04, 2016, 03:26:24 PM
Does anyone have any experience with comparing the flavors or performance?  The reason I ask is that I've gotten significantly higher extract from bestmalz pils compared to weyerman, and a noticeable (but subtle) difference in flavor.

Maybe my palette isn't as sensitive but I have used Weyermann and Dingaemans and didn't notice a lot of difference. I really like Weyermann malts though and have used 50lb bags of their Pale Ale malt for different beers. I've never used bestmalz and I don't think my LBS carries it.
Personally the one pale malt that always stands out my mind as being somewhat unique and fantastic is Marris Otter and that's about it.
Title: Re: Castle vs Dingemans Pils malt
Post by: denny on October 04, 2016, 03:57:28 PM
I've tried all of those and decided I prefer Best for flavor.  Haven't noticed much difference in extraction, IIRC.
Title: Re: Castle vs Dingemans Pils malt
Post by: brewinhard on October 04, 2016, 06:29:10 PM
To the OP, he is specifically inquiring about Castle pilsner malt vs Dingemanns correct?  I personally prefer Dingemann's belgian pilsner malt, but that is also what I started off brewing with as it was the only continental pilsner malt that my LHBS carried. I feel that it has a fuller, rounder, flavor with a bit more sweetness than the Castle. But that is just me.
Title: Re: Castle vs Dingemans Pils malt
Post by: HoosierBrew on October 04, 2016, 06:49:22 PM
I've used both and found both to be of high quality. I agree that Dingemanns is a tad fuller, so I slightly prefer it.


Edit -  As to performance, I don't remember much difference in extract.
Title: Re: Castle vs Dingemans Pils malt
Post by: brewinhard on October 04, 2016, 11:21:10 PM


Edit -  As to performance, I don't remember much difference in extract.

Agreed. No difference really noted extraction-wise.
Title: Re: Castle vs Dingemans Pils malt
Post by: reverseapachemaster on October 05, 2016, 03:33:31 PM
Agree that both are great but Dingemans is preferred.
Title: Re: Castle vs Dingemans Pils malt
Post by: ynotbrusum on October 06, 2016, 12:09:03 PM
I rarely use these Pilsner malts, but Dingeman's is preferred.  Definitely for Belgians. Otherwise my favorite is Best Malz, then Weyermann (floor malted when available), then pretty much a tie between Rahr and Avengard.  And I will say that I don't fuss as to what is available, so Avengard is my most readily available malt and used the most.  I have to drive a ways to get a sack of Best, but will do so on occasion....
Title: Re: Castle vs Dingemans Pils malt
Post by: homoeccentricus on October 06, 2016, 03:01:14 PM
We Belgian homebrewers don't really care too much which of the two.
Oh and it's Dingemans, genitive Dingemans', and not:
Dingaemans
Dingemanns
Dingemann's
Dingemann
Dingeman's
Dingeman
Title: Re: Castle vs Dingemans Pils malt
Post by: ynotbrusum on October 06, 2016, 09:39:38 PM
We Belgian homebrewers don't really care too much which of the two.
Oh and it's Dingemans, genitive Dingemans', and not:
Dingaemans
Dingemanns
Dingemann's
Dingemann
Dingeman's
Dingeman

I stand corrected.  And it is still not my favorite when spelled correctly.
Title: Re: Castle vs Dingemans Pils malt
Post by: reverseapachemaster on October 07, 2016, 02:18:22 PM
We Belgian homebrewers don't really care too much which of the two.
Oh and it's Dingemans, genitive Dingemans', and not:
Dingaemans
Dingemanns
Dingemann's
Dingemann
Dingeman's
Dingeman

Dynngaemaannz?
Title: Re: Castle vs Dingemans Pils malt
Post by: Stevie on October 07, 2016, 02:22:36 PM
Dang man?
Title: Re: Castle vs Dingemans Pils malt
Post by: homoeccentricus on October 07, 2016, 02:28:23 PM
And it's Roeselare, not Roselaere or whatever, and Dupont, not DuPont. They make saisons, not f*ing rubber. Glad to get that off my chest. ;)