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Best Pils Malt Questions
« on: December 21, 2011, 08:01:51 AM »
The supply of Durst malt that I always used has dried up.  A German Pils is on the list after the Czeck Pils.

Have some Best Pils malt to use for the German Pils.  Also have a bag of Weyermann Pils.

Any advice on the Best?  I think I remember Blatz saying he likes a blend of the two.  Thoughts?
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Re: Best Pils Malt Questions
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2011, 09:41:05 AM »
I switched to Best pils (and Munich) a few years back after having been a big fan of Durst and before that Weyermann.  I find the Best malts easy to use and more flavorful (IMO) that either of the others.  Anything else you'd like to know?
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Re: Best Pils Malt Questions
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2011, 10:08:31 AM »
I don't have a whole lot of experience with other pilsner malts to compare to but Best pils is my standard go to pilsner malt and I like it.  Just ordered up a new sack last night as a matter of fact.
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Re: Best Pils Malt Questions
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2011, 10:58:51 AM »
I like the quality of Best Pils. The grain is always plump and fresh with a really nice flavor. I have been favoring Best over Weyermann, not that weyermann is bad, but I think Best is a little better malt quality. Malt varies from year to year so we'll see what the future holds but for now it's Best.
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Re: Best Pils Malt Questions
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2011, 11:04:40 AM »
I was scared when I switched from Wyermann to Best but I like Best better.
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Re: Best Pils Malt Questions
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2011, 12:14:36 PM »
Thanks for the input guys.  Will use the Best and mash like I always do.
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Re: Best Pils Malt Questions
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2011, 07:03:34 PM »
I think you will get a little better extraction from Best.
I use Weyernmann now because they have Bohemian Pilsner malts.
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Re: Best Pils Malt Questions
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2011, 06:09:40 AM »
I don't have much to add, but I picked up a bag of Best Pils a few months ago.  So far, so good.  I've used Weyermann Pils in the past.  Honestly, I can't tell much of a difference between the two.  They've got very similar extract yields IME.
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Re: Best Pils Malt Questions
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2011, 01:44:31 PM »
I seem to get better clarity with Best Pils malt if I do a short rest (10 minutes) in the low 140s before I step mash into the 150s.

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Re: Best Pils Malt Questions
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2011, 01:47:54 PM »
Just ordered a sack of Best today.  It better make award winning beer or I'm blaming all of you!!  ;D
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Re: Best Pils Malt Questions
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2011, 03:21:25 PM »
Just ordered a sack of Best today.  It better make award winning beer or I'm blaming all of you!!  ;D

So much has been said in favor of this Pils malt, I had to buy enough for a PIls.  Haven't used it yet, but am looking forward to it.  If it comes out to our liking, then it is time for a sack to, you know, add to the collection.  The malt addiction is almost as bad as the hop addiction.
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