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Re: If you had to choose only 3...
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2014, 08:04:16 AM »
Me either. Sheesh, I have like twelve kinds of pepper for Pete's sake. What's next? You can only have three wives?

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Re: If you had to choose only 3...
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2014, 08:25:25 AM »
Me either. Sheesh, I have like twelve kinds of pepper for Pete's sake. What's next? You can only have three wives?

Interesting tangent Jim, yep top three, let's hear 'em.  ;)
We grew 11 varieties of pepper last year so I'm with you there.
The reason I asked about the grain is that because I'm fortunate to live close to a great LHBS that moves a lot of product and most of my  brews are planned a week or two in advance so it's not an issue to stop in on the way home and get ingredients. They also added a tasing room so there's that and we've become friends over the years as well. So, I've been reluctant to store grain at home when I generally have easy access to exactly what I need on demand. Occasionally though, one of my favorites (typically continental) isn't available and I have to adjust. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Again just looking to learn about what folks love to use and why.
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« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2014, 08:28:29 AM »
I mostly store bulk grain because I'm A) Lazy and don't feel like going to the LHBS and B) Cheap.
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Re: If you had to choose only 3...
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2014, 08:40:25 AM »
Me either. Sheesh, I have like twelve kinds of pepper for Pete's sake. What's next? You can only have three wives?

Interesting tangent Jim, yep top three, let's hear 'em.  ;)
We grew 11 varieties of pepper last year so I'm with you there.
The reason I asked about the grain is that because I'm fortunate to live close to a great LHBS that moves a lot of product and most of my  brews are planned a week or two in advance so it's not an issue to stop in on the way home and get ingredients. They also added a tasing room so there's that and we've become friends over the years as well. So, I've been reluctant to store grain at home when I generally have easy access to exactly what I need on demand. Occasionally though, one of my favorites (typically continental) isn't available and I have to adjust. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Again just looking to learn about what folks love to use and why.
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Re: If you had to choose only 3...
« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2014, 08:46:04 AM »
No, Brew Brothers in Hillsboro. Give them a try.  Great family run business.
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Re: If you had to choose only 3...
« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2014, 09:13:30 AM »
1. Best pils
2. Best Munich II
3. Rahr 2 row pale
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Re: If you had to choose only 3...
« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2014, 09:14:57 AM »
1) Warminster MO
2) Best Pilsner
3) Briess 2 row

Gotta admit that Briess wouldn't make my top 20! 
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Re: If you had to choose only 3...
« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2014, 09:20:20 AM »
I'm not a fan of rahr or gambrinus so for just plain ole 2-row briess is my choice.
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Re: If you had to choose only 3...
« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2014, 09:25:10 AM »
I'm not a fan of rahr or gambrinus so for just plain ole 2-row briess is my choice.

Whatever floats yer boat!  My experience with Gambrinus is that it's the worst I've ever used with Briess a close second.  I know a lot of people will disagree with that.  I get the best flavor and efficiency with Rahr, followed closely by Great western.
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Re: If you had to choose only 3...
« Reply #24 on: February 03, 2014, 09:27:54 AM »
I'm not a fan of rahr or gambrinus so for just plain ole 2-row briess is my choice.

Whatever floats yer boat!  My experience with Gambrinus is that it's the worst I've ever used with Briess a close second.  I know a lot of people will disagree with that.  I get the best flavor and efficiency with Rahr, followed closely by Great western.
I do use Canadian Malting Company's 2-row pretty frequently as well... about the same as Briess for me.
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Re: If you had to choose only 3...
« Reply #25 on: February 03, 2014, 09:54:58 AM »
I'm not a fan of rahr or gambrinus so for just plain ole 2-row briess is my choice.

Whatever floats yer boat!  My experience with Gambrinus is that it's the worst I've ever used with Briess a close second.  I know a lot of people will disagree with that.  I get the best flavor and efficiency with Rahr, followed closely by Great western.

+1. I prefer Rahr for American styles.  And as Martin mentioned, I like the fact that it appears to be more acidic than other American 2 rows. Does some of the pH work for you in pale styles.


EDIT - Here was Martin's post on that  :   https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=14478.15
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Re: If you had to choose only 3...
« Reply #26 on: February 03, 2014, 10:14:55 AM »
1. Best pils
2. Best Munich II
3. Rahr 2 row pale

same here.
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Re: If you had to choose only 3...
« Reply #27 on: February 03, 2014, 10:38:31 AM »
1) Warminster MO
2) Best Pilsner
3) Briess 2 row

Gotta admit that Briess wouldn't make my top 20!

I'm glad I'm not the only one! Their Munich malt is a joke. Tastes like 2-row.
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Re: If you had to choose only 3...
« Reply #28 on: February 03, 2014, 10:41:15 AM »
I use a bag of Briess 6 row every year. Some of the well know area breweries use Briess. Just saying.
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Re: If you had to choose only 3...
« Reply #29 on: February 03, 2014, 11:08:17 AM »
I use a bag of Briess 6 row every year. Some of the well know area breweries use Briess. Just saying.

Briess 6 row is fine.  I'm well aware of the fact that a lot of commercial Midwestern breweries use Briess.  Their mistake...;)
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