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Re: Briess Malts
« Reply #30 on: August 19, 2014, 08:13:40 AM »
Let's put some numbers to this:

If a bag of Continental Pils is 55 lbs @ $70 = $1.27/lb

and a bag of Briess Pils is 50 lbs @ $42 (~40% less) = $0.84/lb

Using 10-15 lbs in a 5 gallon batch, that comes to $4.30-$6.45 per batch.

For me, an extra $5 or so is worth it for the highest quality / most traditional ingredients.

In an IPA, you wouldn't use Fuggles instead of Simcoe/Nelson/Mosaic/etc. just to save $5, would you?

Bottom line - since you're unsure of the value, buy a bag of each and brew with both. Compare and judge for yourself.
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Re: Briess Malts
« Reply #31 on: August 19, 2014, 09:33:55 AM »
In an IPA, you wouldn't use Fuggles instead of Simcoe/Nelson/Mosaic/etc. just to save $5, would you?

No, I'd do it because I hate Fuggles!  ;)
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Re: Briess Malts
« Reply #32 on: August 19, 2014, 10:06:33 AM »
I use Avangard Pils for every style other than British ale.  It's a dead ringer for Durst Pils at an unbelievable price point.  My favorite British base malt is Thomas Fawcett Pearl.  I do not brew West Coast-style American ale (life is too short to spend it immersed in citrus and pine :) ).
Now that I've been brewing a lot more lagers, I've been contemplating buying a sack of good-quality Pils and just using that and/or MO for all my base malt needs. You may have finally convinced me. An I do brew West-Coast style American ale (I don't get enough fruit in my diet...) :)
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Re: Briess Malts
« Reply #33 on: August 19, 2014, 10:28:46 AM »

Now that I've been brewing a lot more lagers, I've been contemplating buying a sack of good-quality Pils and just using that and/or MO for all my base malt needs. You may have finally convinced me. An I do brew West-Coast style American ale (I don't get enough fruit in my diet...) :)

I'm looking to brew the La Cumbre 'Project Dank' IPA recipe in the last issue of Zymurgy, and it uses IIRC Canadian Pils as the base malt. In addition to LARGE amounts of hops,   :) .   I'm intrigued by the idea of the pils malt combined with that hopping level. We'll see how it comes out.

EDIT  -  I brew West Coast ales (clearly). Life's too short NOT to brew and drink citrusy, piney beers, aside from any number of other styles.     ;)
« Last Edit: August 19, 2014, 03:54:34 PM by HoosierBrew »
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Re: Briess Malts
« Reply #34 on: August 20, 2014, 05:26:50 AM »

Now that I've been brewing a lot more lagers, I've been contemplating buying a sack of good-quality Pils and just using that and/or MO for all my base malt needs. You may have finally convinced me. An I do brew West-Coast style American ale (I don't get enough fruit in my diet...) :)

I'm looking to brew the La Cumbre 'Project Dank' IPA recipe in the last issue of Zymurgy, and it uses IIRC Canadian Pils as the base malt. In addition to LARGE amounts of hops,   :) .   I'm intrigued by the idea of the pils malt combined with that hopping level. We'll see how it comes out.

EDIT  -  I brew West Coast ales (clearly). Life's too short NOT to brew and drink citrusy, piney beers, aside from any number of other styles.     ;)
If I want citrus and pine, I can get it commercially. But if I want peach/mango/pineapple with a touch of dank citrus, or any other combo like that I have to do it myself if I want it done right (and fresh). As far as the pils malt thing goes, I have a few hoppy lagers under my belt and I think Pils malt works just as well as US 2-row with hops.
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Re: Briess Malts
« Reply #35 on: August 20, 2014, 06:07:18 AM »

Now that I've been brewing a lot more lagers, I've been contemplating buying a sack of good-quality Pils and just using that and/or MO for all my base malt needs. You may have finally convinced me. An I do brew West-Coast style American ale (I don't get enough fruit in my diet...) :)

I'm looking to brew the La Cumbre 'Project Dank' IPA recipe in the last issue of Zymurgy, and it uses IIRC Canadian Pils as the base malt. In addition to LARGE amounts of hops,   :) .   I'm intrigued by the idea of the pils malt combined with that hopping level. We'll see how it comes out.

EDIT  -  I brew West Coast ales (clearly). Life's too short NOT to brew and drink citrusy, piney beers, aside from any number of other styles.     ;)
If I want citrus and pine, I can get it commercially. But if I want peach/mango/pineapple with a touch of dank citrus, or any other combo like that I have to do it myself if I want it done right (and fresh). As far as the pils malt thing goes, I have a few hoppy lagers under my belt and I think Pils malt works just as well as US 2-row with hops.

Yeah, I've used pils in IPLs and liked it, not with quite that hop schedule. I'm sure it's great. As for the hops, I don't spend a lot of time trying to duplicate commercial beers either - I'd rather experiment with new hops and combos. But I also decided I don't want 5 gallons of fruit bomb APA or IPA as a rule, so there is generally some combo of pine/dank, citrus, floral, and fruity hop characters for most of mine.
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Re: Briess Malts
« Reply #36 on: August 22, 2014, 01:11:38 PM »
In an IPA, you wouldn't use Fuggles instead of Simcoe/Nelson/Mosaic/etc. just to save $5, would you?

Any day of the week!  However, I brew traditional IPA.  Fuggle is a traditional IPA cultivar.

Edit:  I love Fuggle, especially UK Fuggle.   Yum!
« Last Edit: August 22, 2014, 01:17:58 PM by S. cerevisiae »

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Re: Briess Malts
« Reply #37 on: August 22, 2014, 01:56:58 PM »
Glad I'm not the only one who keeps a pound of fuggles in the freezer.


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