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Your Grain Inventory?
« on: September 24, 2014, 01:46:20 AM »
Early into this hobby, I kept a steady inventory of 4 grains (c10, c60, carapils, and munich 10)which has now grown to 11 (roasted barley, carafa special iii, chocolate malt, c40, c120, vienna malt, and white wheat malt.)  I hope to stop at 12 and I want ya'll to help me decide which will be my 12th one.  I'm willing to brew any style other than a sour.

Other than base malts (2-row, pale, maris otter, optic, golden promise, etc.), what non-base grains, malts or adjuncts do you always keep an inventory of?

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Re: Your Grain Inventory?
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2014, 01:55:11 AM »
I usually have the following: pale chocolate, roasted barley, carafa III, brown, amber, biscuit, medium English crystal, dark English crystal, various flaked grains, and torrified wheat.
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Re: Your Grain Inventory?
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2014, 02:59:00 AM »
I would add either Black prinz or black patent to the list.

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Re: Your Grain Inventory?
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2014, 03:02:35 AM »
Base malts: NA 2-row, Pilsner, Munich 6L, White Wheat
Crystals: UK 60L, UK 150L, CaraVienne 25L, CaraMunich 50L, Special B
Others: Pale Chocolate, Chocolate, Black Patent, Roasted Barley

That's 13, but it lets me brew pretty much anything I would want.
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Re: Your Grain Inventory?
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2014, 10:35:41 AM »
Off top of my head

Best Pils
Best Vienna
Best Munich I
Best Munich II
Thomas Faucett Maris Otter
Rahr 2-row
TF Crystal 40
TF Crystal 60
Belgian CaraVienne
Belgian CaraMunich
Briess Midnight Wheat
TF Chocolate Malt
TF Roasted Barley
Flaked Barley
Flaked Rye
TF Malted Rye
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Re: Your Grain Inventory?
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2014, 10:37:16 AM »
I would add either Black prinz or black patent to the list.

Black Prinz is a good bit different than Black Patent. I'd say Black Prinz is more like Carafa-special III.

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Re: Your Grain Inventory?
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2014, 12:43:51 PM »
I brew smaller batches and shop online, so I generally just buy a few batches worth of grain at a time. Having said that, there are a few that I always keep an extra pound or two of laying around:

Aromatic - I sneak a few ounces into most of my Belgians and amber (or darker) lagers. It's like a Super Munich when used in small amounts.
CaraMunich (usually III, sometimes II)
UK Dark Crystal
UK Extra Dark Crystal
Special B
Midnight Wheat (for color adjustment)
Chocolate Malt (Pale & regular)
Roast Barley (Pale & regular)
Torrified Wheat (for UK ales and Lambics)

Other adjuncts I keep on hand:
D-90 and D-180 Candi Syrup
Lyle's Golden Syrup
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Re: Your Grain Inventory?
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2014, 12:50:43 PM »
I keep at least one base malt from every region.. MO, Pils, Wheat, Both Munich's, DME, 2Row.

I try and keep at least 3lbs of all the crystals per regions as well. So I can impromptu brew just about anything.

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Re: Your Grain Inventory?
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2014, 01:26:02 PM »
my local HBS is formatted so customers weigh out ingredients for purchase (in lieu of buying .5-1 lb increments) so i'm moving towards a zero grain inventory.

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Re: Your Grain Inventory?
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2014, 01:45:30 PM »
my local HBS is formatted so customers weigh out ingredients for purchase (in lieu of buying .5-1 lb increments) so i'm moving towards a zero grain inventory.
That's definitely fine for some grains but can get pretty expensive for base malts or popular specialty grains.

I keep 2 base malts (American 2-row and pilsner) and may add Maris Otter to that list in vittle vault containers.  My other specialty malts (crystals, chocolate, carapils, white wheat, etc ), I use Rubbermaid cereal boxes and buy 5 lbs. at a time.
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Re: Your Grain Inventory?
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2014, 02:36:41 PM »
Aside from domestic 2 row, Munich and Pils malts, I keep C20, 40, and 60, pale chocolate, chocolate, black patent, roasted barley, and carafa III on hand.
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Re: Your Grain Inventory?
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2014, 03:03:34 PM »
You have a grain inventory? That's pretty cool. Hmmm, I wouldn't have to run to the HB shop every time. Something to think about.

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Re: Your Grain Inventory?
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2014, 04:20:20 PM »
Pale, Pilsen, Maris Otter, Munich, Rye, Vienna & Wheat base malts. Crystal 15, 40, 60, 75, 90, 120 & Rye. Flaked barley, maize, oats, rice, rye & wheat. Acid, aromatic, biscuit, black patent, blackprinz, carafa II & III, caramunich, carapils, caravienne, carawheat, cherry smoked, chocolate, choc rye, choc wheat, golden oats, honey, melanoidin, midnight wheat, pale chocolate, roast barley, special B, torrified wheat & victory specialties.

But then I do also run a small homebrew supply website on the side for the local clubs :) Back when it was just me brewing everything was bought to order. Now I love being able to pull straight from inventory. Same thing with hops and yeasts.

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Re: Your Grain Inventory?
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2014, 04:32:34 PM »
My grain inventory is like my hop inventory - too much! I am trying to draw those down before I buy more.

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Re: Your Grain Inventory?
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2014, 05:45:36 PM »
I keep at least one base malt from every region.. MO, Pils, Wheat, Both Munich's, DME, 2Row.

I try and keep at least 3lbs of all the crystals per regions as well. So I can impromptu brew just about anything.


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