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Pale Malt (2 Row) or Maris Otter in Imperial Porter?
« on: June 09, 2016, 01:14:08 PM »
I have a fairly complex grist bill for an Imperial Porter and wonder if there would be any benefit (to taste) by using Maris Otter instead of Pale Malt (2 Row).

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Re: Pale Malt (2 Row) or Maris Otter in Imperial Porter?
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2016, 01:33:34 PM »
Any differences are likely to be quite subtle and not necessarily better so go for the 2 row.

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Re: Pale Malt (2 Row) or Maris Otter in Imperial Porter?
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2016, 02:29:50 AM »
For this batch, the difference is about $10 to order 12.5 # of 2 row vs. Maris Otter. That's a good amount for a 6 gallon batch.

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Re: Pale Malt (2 Row) or Maris Otter in Imperial Porter?
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2016, 02:41:38 AM »
Depends on the grain bill. Is the MO likely to get lost in the sauce?

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Re: Pale Malt (2 Row) or Maris Otter in Imperial Porter?
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2016, 02:42:41 AM »
 I agree the differences will be so subtle that you are better off saving the 10 bucks and putting it towards something else.
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Re: Pale Malt (2 Row) or Maris Otter in Imperial Porter?
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2016, 12:10:48 PM »
I agree the differences will be so subtle that you are better off saving the 10 bucks and putting it towards something else.



+1.  MO isn't (to me) worth the extra $ in a big porter or stout. Gets lost in the roast IMO.
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Re: Pale Malt (2 Row) or Maris Otter in Imperial Porter?
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2016, 01:48:38 PM »
Thank you all for the feedback.

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Re: Pale Malt (2 Row) or Maris Otter in Imperial Porter?
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2016, 02:08:22 PM »
I'll be the lone descender - really? How much extra is this gonna cost you? Five extra bucks? Use a good floor malted Maris Otter like Thomas Fawcett. Even if the difference is miniscule there will still be a difference. and yeah, I saw that xBmt experiment but some of the magic happens when you know the ingredients you have used and you tell people. ;)

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Re: Pale Malt (2 Row) or Maris Otter in Imperial Porter?
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2016, 02:49:57 PM »
I'd use the MO also. Maybe even Simpon's Golden Promise.


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Re: Pale Malt (2 Row) or Maris Otter in Imperial Porter?
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2016, 07:11:34 PM »
descender???? ... dissenter! lol

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Pale Malt (2 Row) or Maris Otter in Imperial Porter?
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2016, 10:06:06 PM »
You descended upon your dissension.


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