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Needed... 16.5 Tons of Pilsner Malt
« on: January 09, 2014, 03:45:32 AM »
I know it sounds crazy, but a friend of mine who owns a brewery here in South Korea is looking to find a contract in the U.S. for 16.5 tons of Pilsner malt.  I guess he's been making a lot of beer recently.  Does anyone have any clue where he might be able to find such a contract.  He's looking for the supplies to get here by early February.  He also specified the malt has to have a phyto sanitary certification.  Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Needed... 16.5 Tons of Pilsner Malt
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2014, 04:25:53 AM »
You might try contacting Brewers Supply Group or one of the other suppliers to see if they can assist.  Another option would be to reach out directly to one of the malting companies like Briess to see what they can do as well.
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Re: Needed... 16.5 Tons of Pilsner Malt
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2014, 05:35:50 AM »
Does it have to be from the US? I can talk to my guy at Castle Malting...
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Re: Needed... 16.5 Tons of Pilsner Malt
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2014, 06:03:43 AM »
Is importing to S. Korea that easy? The folks who opened Arbor Brewing India spent months with the brewing supplies held up in customs. Just asking about the timing.
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Re: Needed... 16.5 Tons of Pilsner Malt
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2014, 06:18:30 AM »
My friend is looking to import from the U.S. because of  the recently approved FTA between the two countries.  He's looking for a west coast malting company to save on shipping costs.  I think any agricultural product will get held up at customs until their Korean FDA approves the ingredient... but that's part of the deal.  Does anyone know much about Great Western Malting Company?

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Re: Needed... 16.5 Tons of Pilsner Malt
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2014, 07:39:17 AM »
I would ask him if any pilsner malt will do or if hes looking for continental pilsner.  there is a difference according to what ive read.  Also whoever you talk to, if its a small maltster id make sure they can cover 16.5 tons up front before  making a deal.
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Re: Needed... 16.5 Tons of Pilsner Malt
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2014, 08:13:02 AM »
You could try Colorado Malting Company. It is grown and malted here in Colorado.

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Re: Needed... 16.5 Tons of Pilsner Malt
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2014, 08:36:21 AM »
Man,

I thought I was asking a lot looking for 200 lbs of cherries! I've spoken with customer service as Great Western and they were helpful enough. I at least have the impression that they are fairly large but that could be mistaken.

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Re: Needed... 16.5 Tons of Pilsner Malt
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2014, 08:56:31 AM »
Great Western 2 row is in many of the west coast big name brewers silos. I have seen semis delivering, even rail cars of it. Pils, I don't know.
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