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Castle vs Dingemans Pils malt
« on: October 04, 2016, 12:04:55 AM »
Does anyone have any experience with comparing the flavors or performance?  The reason I ask is that I've gotten significantly higher extract from bestmalz pils compared to weyerman, and a noticeable (but subtle) difference in flavor.

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Re: Castle vs Dingemans Pils malt
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2016, 03:26:24 PM »
Does anyone have any experience with comparing the flavors or performance?  The reason I ask is that I've gotten significantly higher extract from bestmalz pils compared to weyerman, and a noticeable (but subtle) difference in flavor.

Maybe my palette isn't as sensitive but I have used Weyermann and Dingaemans and didn't notice a lot of difference. I really like Weyermann malts though and have used 50lb bags of their Pale Ale malt for different beers. I've never used bestmalz and I don't think my LBS carries it.
Personally the one pale malt that always stands out my mind as being somewhat unique and fantastic is Marris Otter and that's about it.

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Re: Castle vs Dingemans Pils malt
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2016, 03:57:28 PM »
I've tried all of those and decided I prefer Best for flavor.  Haven't noticed much difference in extraction, IIRC.
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Re: Castle vs Dingemans Pils malt
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2016, 06:29:10 PM »
To the OP, he is specifically inquiring about Castle pilsner malt vs Dingemanns correct?  I personally prefer Dingemann's belgian pilsner malt, but that is also what I started off brewing with as it was the only continental pilsner malt that my LHBS carried. I feel that it has a fuller, rounder, flavor with a bit more sweetness than the Castle. But that is just me.

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Re: Castle vs Dingemans Pils malt
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2016, 06:49:22 PM »
I've used both and found both to be of high quality. I agree that Dingemanns is a tad fuller, so I slightly prefer it.


Edit -  As to performance, I don't remember much difference in extract.
« Last Edit: October 04, 2016, 06:59:06 PM by HoosierBrew »
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Re: Castle vs Dingemans Pils malt
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2016, 11:21:10 PM »


Edit -  As to performance, I don't remember much difference in extract.

Agreed. No difference really noted extraction-wise.

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Re: Castle vs Dingemans Pils malt
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2016, 03:33:31 PM »
Agree that both are great but Dingemans is preferred.
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Re: Castle vs Dingemans Pils malt
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2016, 12:09:03 PM »
I rarely use these Pilsner malts, but Dingeman's is preferred.  Definitely for Belgians. Otherwise my favorite is Best Malz, then Weyermann (floor malted when available), then pretty much a tie between Rahr and Avengard.  And I will say that I don't fuss as to what is available, so Avengard is my most readily available malt and used the most.  I have to drive a ways to get a sack of Best, but will do so on occasion....
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Re: Castle vs Dingemans Pils malt
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2016, 03:01:14 PM »
We Belgian homebrewers don't really care too much which of the two.
Oh and it's Dingemans, genitive Dingemans', and not:
Dingaemans
Dingemanns
Dingemann's
Dingemann
Dingeman's
Dingeman
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Re: Castle vs Dingemans Pils malt
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2016, 09:39:38 PM »
We Belgian homebrewers don't really care too much which of the two.
Oh and it's Dingemans, genitive Dingemans', and not:
Dingaemans
Dingemanns
Dingemann's
Dingemann
Dingeman's
Dingeman

I stand corrected.  And it is still not my favorite when spelled correctly.
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Re: Castle vs Dingemans Pils malt
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2016, 02:18:22 PM »
We Belgian homebrewers don't really care too much which of the two.
Oh and it's Dingemans, genitive Dingemans', and not:
Dingaemans
Dingemanns
Dingemann's
Dingemann
Dingeman's
Dingeman

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Re: Castle vs Dingemans Pils malt
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2016, 02:22:36 PM »
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Re: Castle vs Dingemans Pils malt
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2016, 02:28:23 PM »
And it's Roeselare, not Roselaere or whatever, and Dupont, not DuPont. They make saisons, not f*ing rubber. Glad to get that off my chest. ;)
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