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Offline Steve Ruch

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Re: Your favorite malt and hop of the year.
« Reply #30 on: November 23, 2016, 03:31:11 pm »
I had a beer made at Bell's with Chevallier malt from Crisp. The variety is about 200 years old. The beer was open fermented in the old Stroh's wooden vats. It was bready, like a really good baguette, with some walnut paste lightly spread on it. I loved it.
Good luck finding some of that. Crisp only contracts very limited acres. I wish I could find a bag of that.

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Re: Your favorite malt and hop of the year.
« Reply #31 on: November 23, 2016, 05:17:42 pm »
I had a beer made at Bell's with Chevallier malt from Crisp. The variety is about 200 years old. The beer was open fermented in the old Stroh's wooden vats. It was bready, like a really good baguette, with some walnut paste lightly spread on it. I loved it.
Good luck finding some of that. Crisp only contracts very limited acres. I wish I could find a bag of that.

There's the rub, finding any even if it is still being grown.
There are limited acres, so not much available. Crisp contacted Bell's, as John Mallett's Malt book had come out a little earlier. A Bell's employee I know said they got malt samples from everywhere after the book was published. Most were small samples, not enough to brew a batch with.
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Re: Your favorite malt and hop of the year.
« Reply #32 on: November 23, 2016, 05:18:41 pm »
I had a beer made at Bell's with Chevallier malt from Crisp. The variety is about 200 years old. The beer was open fermented in the old Stroh's wooden vats. It was bready, like a really good baguette, with some walnut paste lightly spread on it. I loved it.
Good luck finding some of that. Crisp only contracts very limited acres. I wish I could find a bag of that.

There's the rub, finding any even if it is still being grown.
There are limited acres, so not much available. Crisp contacted Bell's, as John Mallett's Malt book had come out a little earlier. A Bell's employee I know said they got malt samples from everywhere after the book was published. Most were small samples, not enough to brew a batch with.



Wish I could've been there to sample that one. Sounds like it was a great beer.
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Re: Your favorite malt and hop of the year.
« Reply #33 on: December 01, 2016, 07:39:32 am »
I have to throw Idaho 7 in here...

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Re: Your favorite malt and hop of the year.
« Reply #34 on: December 01, 2016, 07:53:32 am »
I have to throw Idaho 7 in here...


Yeah, I really like it,too. I tried some last year that were ok but not great. But I tried some more recently from a different retailer that were stellar - more like the SN Idaho 7 IPA that was out a year or two ago. Nice hop.
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Re: Your favorite malt and hop of the year.
« Reply #35 on: December 01, 2016, 10:34:56 am »
I brewed a Czeck Dark Lager for NHC club night. It was a tmavý ležák at 10P. One key to brewing this was using 15% CaraBohemian to get the dark greasy flavor, and a good mouthfeel. This is one I will brew again. I ignore some rules of brewing when the rule interferes with the goal, like never use more than 5% crystal/cara malt.  ;)
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Re: Your favorite malt and hop of the year.
« Reply #36 on: January 28, 2017, 05:00:53 am »
I had a beer made at Bell's with Chevallier malt from Crisp. The variety is about 200 years old. The beer was open fermented in the old Stroh's wooden vats. It was bready, like a really good baguette, with some walnut paste lightly spread on it. I loved it.
Good luck finding some of that. Crisp only contracts very limited acres. I wish I could find a bag of that.

There's the rub, finding any even if it is still being grown.
There are limited acres, so not much available. Crisp contacted Bell's, as John Mallett's Malt book had come out a little earlier. A Bell's employee I know said they got malt samples from everywhere after the book was published. Most were small samples, not enough to brew a batch with.

Not sure how easy this will be to get hold of in the US, but it's back available in the UK.

http://www.themaltmiller.co.uk/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=2875
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Re: Your favorite malt and hop of the year.
« Reply #37 on: January 30, 2017, 02:08:11 pm »
CaraHell and Mosaic

In 2016, I really became enamored with CaraHell. I use it alone, with CaraFoam/carapils, and/or with wheat malt to make pale ales and IPAs. I really like it in a hop-forward beer. I find it subtler than other light crystals.

Mosaic has recently overtaken Simcoe as my favorite hop that I can readily get. I still think I prefer Nelson Sauvin, but I haven't been able to buy a fresh pound of Nelson Sauvin in a long time, so I just enjoy it in beers that I drink. I really like that, unlike Simcoe, Mosaic works equally as well on its own as it does in a blend.

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Re: Your favorite malt and hop of the year.
« Reply #38 on: February 01, 2017, 05:10:09 am »
malt- Vienna

hop- Idaho 7

Both are amazing together for an IPA or IPL