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Title: GW Idaho Pilsner malt
Post by: ynotbrusum on May 07, 2018, 07:37:55 pm
I just picked up a sack of this from my LHBS, which bought it from its distributor with me in mind.  Can anyone tell me their experiences with this malt?  It’s totally new to me....
Title: Re: GW Idaho Pilsner malt
Post by: HydraulicSammich on May 08, 2018, 06:26:18 am
I have used GW Pils for years as well as their domestic 2 row and Munich. I haven't heard it called Idaho Pilsner. I use the Pils mostly for light colored IPA as in East Coast style. I do brew some lager with it. It is a great malt for me and a huge value where I live Utah.
Title: Re: GW Idaho Pilsner malt
Post by: Robert on May 08, 2018, 06:56:14 am
The Idaho is different from the Pilsner per their website,  it's from a specific, single Idaho barley.  I too am interested in info on any newer, less commodity-like US malts worth trying.
Title: Re: GW Idaho Pilsner malt
Post by: denny on May 08, 2018, 08:30:24 am
I just got a bag of it, but haven't had a chance to use it yet either.  I'm told that they intend it to be a Weyermann competitor.
Title: Re: GW Idaho Pilsner malt
Post by: cascadesrunner on May 08, 2018, 09:11:44 pm
What is the price point on something like that?
Title: Re: GW Idaho Pilsner malt
Post by: Joel5000 on May 19, 2018, 02:17:24 am
What is the price point on something like that?
My LHBS has it for $1.15 per pound.  Reg GW 2 row is $1.05.  It is a small premium but not excessive. Much cheaper than Weyerman.  I'm planning to try it in my next lager.
Title: Re: GW Idaho Pilsner malt
Post by: Joel5000 on July 02, 2018, 04:12:08 pm
Brewing a SMaSH pilsner on the 4th with GW Pure Idaho pils, and Liberty hops.  I let you know how it turns out.
Title: Re: GW Idaho Pilsner malt
Post by: denny on July 03, 2018, 01:18:08 pm
My all Idapils German pils was ready in 10 days and absolutely delicious.
Title: Re: GW Idaho Pilsner malt
Post by: ynotbrusum on July 05, 2018, 09:05:24 am
Thumbs up here, too.  I just tapped a mid-May brewed (LODO) Idaho Pure Pilsner, fermented with S-189.  My palate says it has a slightly sweeter profile than Weyermann, but not offensively sweet or anything nearing cloying.  I did not do head to head blind triangle testing, so take this as purely anecdotal comments.

These specialty malts are going to catch on, I believe.
Title: Re: GW Idaho Pilsner malt
Post by: denny on July 05, 2018, 09:18:40 am
Thumbs up here, too.  I just tapped a mid-May brewed (LODO) Idaho Pure Pilsner, fermented with S-189.  My palate says it has a slightly sweeter profile than Weyermann, but not offensively sweet or anything nearing cloying.  I did not do head to head blind triangle testing, so take this as purely anecdotal comments.

These specialty malts are going to catch on, I believe.

That's the same thing I thpught....sweet but not in a negative way.  Big malt flavor.
Title: Re: GW Idaho Pilsner malt
Post by: Joe Sr. on July 05, 2018, 11:18:43 am
As long as it doesn't taste like potatoes!


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