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What is your preference as a base malt?

Thomas Fawcett Maris Otter
11 (47.8%)
Thomas Fawcett Golden Promise
3 (13%)
Great Western Northwest Pale Ale
8 (34.8%)
Bairds British Pale Ale
1 (4.3%)
Gambrinus ESB
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 23

Voting closed: February 01, 2013, 03:32:08 PM

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Offline bluesman

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Re: Prefered base malt for brewing?
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2013, 10:35:37 AM »
I use Thomas Fawcett, Best and Rahr most regularly with very good results but I've heard good things about all that you've mentioned.
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Re: Prefered base malt for brewing?
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2013, 06:50:02 AM »
I like to use a house blend for almost all my recipes, unless I'm going for a truly traditional take on a beer (ESB, pils, Bock).

40% Rahr 2-row
40% Wey. Pils
20% Munich

I can increase the Munich for "malty-ness" and color, the Pils for delicate beers, or the 2-row if there is a lot of specialty malts or total fermentables (which drown out the pils anyway).
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Re: Prefered base malt for brewing?
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2013, 11:33:32 AM »
I like to use a house blend for almost all my recipes, unless I'm going for a truly traditional take on a beer (ESB, pils, Bock).

40% Rahr 2-row
40% Wey. Pils
20% Munich

I can increase the Munich for "malty-ness" and color, the Pils for delicate beers, or the 2-row if there is a lot of specialty malts or total fermentables (which drown out the pils anyway).

I kind of like the idea of blending base malts. +1
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Re: Prefered base malt for brewing?
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2013, 03:47:15 PM »
Thinking I might buy 2 bags and split with a friend so we each have a choice.  Maybe some Thomas Fawcett MO and Best Malz Pils.....