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Re: lower cost bock
« Reply #30 on: January 30, 2015, 08:53:20 PM »
JT the good news is that the brewery is now using some Rahr 2row for at least 1 of their brews. I saw pallets of it in the back a little while back. Chris said they are not planning on offering it in the shop, they will order a sack on prepay.

Just tell Dan to get some decent damn malt!  ;)
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Re: lower cost bock
« Reply #31 on: January 30, 2015, 08:57:56 PM »
JT the good news is that the brewery is now using some Rahr 2row for at least 1 of their brews. I saw pallets of it in the back a little while back. Chris said they are not planning on offering it in the shop, they will order a sack on prepay.

Just tell Dan to get some decent damn malt!  ;)
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Re: lower cost bock
« Reply #32 on: January 30, 2015, 08:58:34 PM »
JT the good news is that the brewery is now using some Rahr 2row for at least 1 of their brews. I saw pallets of it in the back a little while back. Chris said they are not planning on offering it in the shop, they will order a sack on prepay.

Just tell Dan to get some decent damn malt!  ;)
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Re: lower cost bock
« Reply #33 on: January 30, 2015, 08:58:55 PM »
He stocks good/great continental malts (that judgement is above my pay grade/experience) but the rest of what they offer is generally Briess. When I mentioned wanting better, I got odd looks at both Dan's place (not from Dan himself) and another local shop
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Re: lower cost bock
« Reply #34 on: January 30, 2015, 09:05:18 PM »
He stocks good/great continental malts (that judgement is above my pay grade/experience) but the rest of what they offer is generally Briess. When I mentioned wanting better, I got odd looks at both Dan's place (not from Dan himself) and another local shop
Looking online, Briess doesn't appear to be cheap.  Maybe that is the thought process?  I can't really say one way or another, as my beers have either been made with Briess or Maris Otter as a base.  I don't dislike Briess, but don't know if I'd like another base malt more. 

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Re: lower cost bock
« Reply #35 on: January 30, 2015, 09:08:21 PM »
Yes, the only batch I have made without Briess as the 2 row maltster  is Denny's BVIP which is wonderful with Rahr 2row, but I've never had it any other way
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Re: lower cost bock
« Reply #36 on: January 30, 2015, 09:09:27 PM »
Price is the other nice benefit: got my sack of Rahr 2row for less than Briess but don't remember how much less
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Re: lower cost bock
« Reply #37 on: January 31, 2015, 05:27:44 PM »
Next on my schedule is a maibock. In an effort to save money I was thinking of getting Briess 2-row and Briess munich instead German pilsner and German munich.
I already have German tettnang and German yeast.
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IMO, a very, very bad decision.  For one thing, my opinion is that Briess malts just don't taste good.  My own tries at maibock have used several different continental pils malts and even there, there was a large difference in the flavor.  I'd really advise to you break down and spring for the continental malts.  Pils and carahell are all you need to make a killer maibock.
The two row is Great western not Briess, but the munich is Briess.
Pils and carahell? What percentages?
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Re: lower cost bock
« Reply #38 on: January 31, 2015, 05:33:11 PM »
OP might be on a tight budget with his brewing where ~$0.20/lb. over the year matters.

I would look at the avangard malts, which are often selling competitively with domestic products. If you can't find them in your area then I'd probably opt for a domestic pils as a base and try to spend a little extra to get a German munich.
It's 0.30 in this case. And I don't usually quibble over the cost, but with Valentine's day coming up I have less discretionary money available this month than normal.
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Re: lower cost bock
« Reply #39 on: January 31, 2015, 05:36:09 PM »
Yeah, the Avangard malts are a great idea. They are German, but are cheaper than other imported malts. And the quality is excellent.
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Re: lower cost bock
« Reply #40 on: February 01, 2015, 05:31:06 PM »
Pils and carahell are all you need to make a killer maibock.
Pils and carahell? What percentages?
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It's a moot point as I just checked on my LHBS webpage and no carahell, but I am going to get the German malts for this batch.
The plan now is 75% pils and 25% munich, hopped with tettnanger (30 IBUs) and fermented with S-189
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Re: lower cost bock
« Reply #41 on: February 01, 2015, 06:17:28 PM »
Pils and carahell are all you need to make a killer maibock.
Pils and carahell? What percentages?

It's a moot point as I just checked on my LHBS webpage and no carahell, but I am going to get the German malts for this batch.
The plan now is 75% pils and 25% munich, hopped with tettnanger (30 IBUs) and fermented with S-189
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