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Which base malt would you use at 100% for an APA

Simpson's Golden Promise
8 (29.6%)
Rahr Two Row
7 (25.9%)
Crisp Pale Ale
6 (22.2%)
Simpson's Marris Otter
5 (18.5%)
something else or I would never use 100% base malt for APA
1 (3.7%)

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Offline gman23

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100% base malt for APA
« on: June 27, 2016, 05:49:59 PM »
What recommendations do you have? I have been using different combinations of pilsner, vienna, and munich over the last few batches.

Right now I am planning on Golden Promise but have little experience with it.
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Re: 100% base malt for APA
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2016, 06:07:19 PM »
It all dependsds one the target flavor you want.

Simpsons Golden Promise is about 2L, and has a very nice clean rich malt taste, little toasty flavor. Couple that with certain hops, and you can have a very tasty beer. Founders has sold a lot of Mosaic Promise of late.
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Re: 100% base malt for APA
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2016, 06:09:05 PM »
I vote Golden Promise or Rahr 2-row.

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Re: 100% base malt for APA
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2016, 07:31:37 PM »
Voted for the Rahr 2 row, but have not used any Simpson's products to date so it was easy to pick one for me
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Re: 100% base malt for APA
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2016, 07:33:40 PM »
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Re: 100% base malt for APA
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2016, 08:00:37 PM »
I'll vote for Rahr, since they are local.

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Re: 100% base malt for APA
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2016, 08:16:36 PM »
Going with base malts available at my LHBS. I believe they also have rahr pilsner but I think that would likely be too neutral on its own which was sort of my feeling about the rahr two row.

Maybe I will just go with whatever gets the most votes. Cast your vote now!
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Re: 100% base malt for APA
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2016, 09:09:19 PM »
I vote Vienna or Golden Promise @ 100%. Either would be excellent.
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Re: 100% base malt for APA
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2016, 09:14:11 PM »
I vote Vienna or Golden Promise @ 100%. Either would be excellent.

Thanks Jon. My last version was 95% vienna and 5% carahell so I think I am going to try something other than vienna this go around.
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Re: 100% base malt for APA
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2016, 09:19:26 PM »
Cool. And even though it'd be a lot more in the British bitter camp, an all Maris Otter beer has great toasty malt character.
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Re: 100% base malt for APA
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2016, 09:43:35 PM »
Cool. And even though it'd be a lot more in the British bitter camp, an all Maris Otter beer has great toasty malt character.

I'm sipping my recent bitter, and I'm thinking that next time I'm going to either try Golden Promise as my base malt (with some medium crystal) or a 50/50 blend of Golden Promise/Maris Otter. I love Maris Otter, but this beer needs to be filled out a tad bit more, I think it's a little too toasty. Needs a bit more "normal" malt character IMO.

FWIW, Briess Pale Ale malt isn't bad, I don't get the bad rap it gets. But I wouldn't use it 100% in a beer, it needs a little something else even more than Maris Otter IMO.
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Re: 100% base malt for APA
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2016, 01:34:22 AM »
I do all my SMaSH beers with gooden promise and have had excellent results
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Re: 100% base malt for APA
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2016, 03:06:56 AM »
My vote was for Golden Promise. I just brewed a SMaSH amber using 100% Golden Promise, some of it being homemade crystal malt made from GP. I wish I could tell you if it was any good, but the keg kicked in record time at my 6-year old's birthday party lol.

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Re: 100% base malt for APA
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2016, 03:17:00 AM »
My vote was for Golden Promise. I just brewed a SMaSH amber using 100% Golden Promise, some of it being homemade crystal malt made from GP. I wish I could tell you if it was any good, but the keg kicked in record time at my 6-year old's birthday party lol.

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Re: 100% base malt for APA
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2016, 02:37:23 PM »
My vote was for Golden Promise. I just brewed a SMaSH amber using 100% Golden Promise, some of it being homemade crystal malt made from GP. I wish I could tell you if it was any good, but the keg kicked in record time at my 6-year old's birthday party lol.

Out of curiosity what were the hops and yeast?
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