Author Topic: Durst Pale Malt  (Read 1712 times)

Offline brewcnc

  • 1st Kit
  • *
  • Posts: 3
    • View Profile
Durst Pale Malt
« on: December 30, 2011, 08:49:43 AM »
I recently won a 25 kg of Durst Pale Ale Malt. Looking at the web, there is really no information on it.  Can I assume that it would be interchangeable with a Belgian or English pale malt?

Offline gigatropolis

  • Cellarman
  • **
  • Posts: 58
    • View Profile
Re: Durst Pale Malt
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2011, 09:32:02 AM »
I recently won a 25 kg of Durst Pale Ale Malt. Looking at the web, there is really no information on it.  Can I assume that it would be interchangeable with a Belgian or English pale malt?

  Sounds like it to me:

"Standard 2 row base malt for ales and English style beers."

http://barleyhaven.com/pale-malt-durst.html

Offline a10t2

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 3163
  • Ask me why I don't like Chico!
    • View Profile
    • SeanTerrill.com
Re: Durst Pale Malt
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2011, 01:21:16 PM »
An English pale *ale* malt, yes. 3-3.5 SRM vs. 1.5-2 SRM for most "pale" malts. There isn't really an equivalent from any Belgian maltster AFAIK.
Beer is like porn. You can buy it, but it's more fun to make your own.
http://seanterrill.com/category/brewing/

Offline hopfenundmalz

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 4535
  • Milford, MI
    • View Profile
Re: Durst Pale Malt
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2011, 01:54:24 PM »
I used to use it because the price was right and we had a good supply.  The supply is not there now.

It is a decent malt, more flavor than NA 2-row Pale Ale Malt, but not as much flavor as a MO or GP Pale Ale malt.
Jeff Rankert
Ann Arbor Brewers Guild, AHA Member, BJCP Certified
Home-brewing, not just a hobby, it is a lifestyle!

Offline Beertracker

  • Brewer
  • ****
  • Posts: 294
  • ExperiFermenting since 1994!
    • View Profile
    • Fellowship of Oklahoma Ale Makers (FOAM)
Re: Durst Pale Malt
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2012, 04:35:56 PM »
Having used it before as well, I got similar #'s to Pauls.  ;)
CHEERS! Jeff
"A homebrewed beer is truly a superior beer." ~ "Buffalo" Bill Owens - American Brewer

Jeffrey Swearengin
Fellowship of Oklahoma Ale Makers (FOAM)
Tulsa, OK USA

Offline The Professor

  • Brewmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 769
  • "In the next life, you're on your own"
    • View Profile
Re: Durst Pale Malt
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2012, 05:27:58 PM »
Having used it before as well, I got similar #'s to Pauls.  ;)


Same here. 
I tend to substitute base malts pretty freely in my main favorite recipes,  based on what's available  and what is decently priced at the time.
I've wound up using Durst quite a bit and can definitely say that it is good stuff and in my brews I find that it compares very favorably to the Brit malts that I still prefer.  Inasmuch as I like consistency and repeatability in my 6 or 7 standard beers,   usually after one batch with any substitute base malt,  I can generally tweak  my standard formulas if need be and match previous results from other products  with no problem. 
Bottom line is that the Durst will make very good beer.
AL
New Brunswick, NJ
[499.6, 101.2] Apparent Rennerian
Homebrewer since July 1971