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Quality of Canadian Malt
« on: July 31, 2013, 12:57:53 PM »
Our homebrew club is working on a bulk grain purchase through one of the malting groups and a LHBS.  I got the prices on the malt--and the Canadian malts are considerably less, say 15 cents plus per pound, than the comparable malts from others, like Briess.  I don't want to switch from MO and German Pilsner for certain beers, but the prices sure are tempting.  I mean, the grain has to go through stringent QC, just like the others.  So it has to be good, right?
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Re: Quality of Canadian Malt
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2013, 01:19:17 PM »
What malt is it?  For a domestic malt, I prefer Canada Malting Company to Briess.
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Re: Quality of Canadian Malt
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2013, 01:21:33 PM »
I'm talking about the Canada Malting pale ale, wheat, and Munich.  The prices look great, and if the quality is there...
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Re: Quality of Canadian Malt
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2013, 01:28:24 PM »
I think CMC malts would be a good sub for any American malt.
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Re: Quality of Canadian Malt
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2013, 01:31:47 PM »
I use gambrinus organic malts and they are great. no problems with them at all.
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Re: Quality of Canadian Malt
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2013, 01:37:47 PM »
I think CMC malts would be a good sub for any American malt.

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Re: Quality of Canadian Malt
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2013, 01:54:19 PM »
What malt is it?  For a domestic malt, I prefer Canada Malting Company to Briess.

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Re: Quality of Canadian Malt
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2013, 02:37:40 PM »
I use gambrinus organic malts and they are great. no problems with them at all.

Would you know how well the Gambrinus ESB malt compares to something like Maris Otter?.  Looking to switch all my base malts to organic, if not 100% for all hops and malts.
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Re: Quality of Canadian Malt
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2013, 03:14:22 PM »
I use gambrinus organic malts and they are great. no problems with them at all.

Would you know how well the Gambrinus ESB malt compares to something like Maris Otter?.  Looking to switch all my base malts to organic, if not 100% for all hops and malts.

haven't tried that one. you can get organic MO though. it's pricy. Check out breworganic.com
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