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Your Grain Inventory?
« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2014, 11:52:37 am »
My inventory is 50# of various base malts and about 2# combined of specialties (Crystals, chocolate, victory, etc). I also have about 1# of various 1 oz packs of hops and a few yeasts.

I am wanting to stop carrying an inventory and just buy what I need when I need it. I wish I had an LHBS. I would pay higher prices not to have to store malts.
« Last Edit: September 24, 2014, 11:54:31 am by alestateyall »

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Re: Your Grain Inventory?
« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2014, 11:56:41 am »
My grain inventory is like my hop inventory - too much! I am trying to draw those down before I buy more.



+1.  And my wife would tend to agree too.  :D

EDIT-   Still haven't tried the Mandarina, but I want to.  I was thinking in all late/whirlpool hopped cream ale.
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Re: Your Grain Inventory?
« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2014, 12:07:01 pm »
My grain inventory is like my hop inventory - too much! I am trying to draw those down before I buy more.



+1.  And my wife would tend to agree too.  :D

EDIT-   Still haven't tried the Mandarina, but I want to.  I was thinking in all late/whirlpool hopped cream ale.

The guys from SAAZ had a booth at the NHC, all single hopped beers, and it was the one that I liked.

Back on topic. I have base grains from most regions, US and German crystal/cara malts, black malts of various types, and flaked adjuncts on hand. It is too much right now. I need to brew some big beers and use a big chunk up.
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Re: Your Grain Inventory?
« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2014, 12:34:55 pm »
Maris otter and American 2 row. I buy by the sack.
Wheat and rye 10 lbs a time.  Carapils 3 lbs at a time,  crystal 40, 60, 75, honey malt, 2 lbs a time.  Chocolate malt, roasted barley,  crystal 120 1 lb at a time.
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Re: Your Grain Inventory?
« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2014, 03:04:04 pm »
EDIT-   Still haven't tried the Mandarina, but I want to.  I was thinking in all late/whirlpool hopped cream ale.

Sounds good. We dry-hopped half of a split batch of IPA with it and it was great.
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Re: Your Grain Inventory?
« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2014, 03:48:03 pm »
EDIT-   Still haven't tried the Mandarina, but I want to.  I was thinking in all late/whirlpool hopped cream ale.

Sounds good. We dry-hopped half of a split batch of IPA with it and it was great.

Ok, another great review - it's moving up my hops 'to do' list pretty quickly.  Sounds like it could work well in several styles. My understanding is that it's a more citrusy/orange-y German grown Cascade offshoot (hence the 'Mandarina'). That sounds like one with a lot of possibilities to me.
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Re: Your Grain Inventory?
« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2014, 06:10:37 pm »
Base Malts

Thomas Fawcett Pearl
Avangard Pils (I love this stuff because it tastes like Durst Pils on steroids)

Specialty/Adjuncts

Thomas Fawcett Pale Chocolate
CaraPils
Torrified Wheat
Flaked Maize

I currently have a small amount of Avangard Cara Lite 8L, MFB CaraVienne, and Dingeman's Special B on hand. 

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Re: Your Grain Inventory?
« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2014, 07:36:36 pm »
Base Malts

Thomas Fawcett Pearl
Avangard Pils (I love this stuff because it tastes like Durst Pils on steroids)

Specialty/Adjuncts

Thomas Fawcett Pale Chocolate
CaraPils
Torrified Wheat
Flaked Maize

I currently have a small amount of Avangard Cara Lite 8L, MFB CaraVienne, and Dingeman's Special B on hand.
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Re: Your Grain Inventory?
« Reply #23 on: September 26, 2014, 09:27:45 am »
I would add acid malt, because I brew a lot of pilsners, and caravienne, which is my favorite crystal malt.

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Re: Your Grain Inventory?
« Reply #24 on: September 26, 2014, 09:29:34 am »
I would add acid malt, because I brew a lot of pilsners, and caravienne, which is my favorite crystal malt.

I store all the lactic acid I need in a little bottle. has lasted for years now and I don't need to store another kind of grain that is only sort of standardized in it's effect.
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Re: Your Grain Inventory?
« Reply #25 on: September 26, 2014, 09:30:53 am »
I would add acid malt, because I brew a lot of pilsners, and caravienne, which is my favorite crystal malt.

I store all the lactic acid I need in a little bottle. has lasted for years now and I don't need to store another kind of grain that is only sort of standardized in it's effect.

THIS^^^.  IMO, using acid malt is inexact and outdated.
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Re: Your Grain Inventory?
« Reply #26 on: September 26, 2014, 11:54:28 am »

I store all the lactic acid I need in a little bottle. has lasted for years now and I don't need to store another kind of grain that is only sort of standardized in it's effect.

+1
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Re: Your Grain Inventory?
« Reply #27 on: September 26, 2014, 12:24:23 pm »
I would add acid malt, because I brew a lot of pilsners, and caravienne, which is my favorite crystal malt.

I store all the lactic acid I need in a little bottle. has lasted for years now and I don't need to store another kind of grain that is only sort of standardized in it's effect.

THIS^^^.  IMO, using acid malt is inexact and outdated.

I went to a local homebrew shop a while ago asking if he had lactic acid in stock.  He said he didn't carry it because no one uses it anymore and just uses 5.2  ::)

I haven't been back there since and got my lactic acid at a different (and better) shop.
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Re: Your Grain Inventory?
« Reply #28 on: September 26, 2014, 12:43:39 pm »


I went to a local homebrew shop a while ago asking if he had lactic acid in stock.  He said he didn't carry it because no one uses it anymore and just uses 5.2  ::)

I haven't been back there since and got my lactic acid at a different (and better) shop.

good call.
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Re: Your Grain Inventory?
« Reply #29 on: September 27, 2014, 06:25:15 am »


I went to a local homebrew shop a while ago asking if he had lactic acid in stock.  He said he didn't carry it because no one uses it anymore and just uses 5.2  ::)

I haven't been back there since and got my lactic acid at a different (and better) shop.

good call.

The are those that have pH meters and those that use 5.2.
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