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Re: Craft vs. Commercial Malts
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2017, 03:42:23 PM »
Just kegged my first beer using Mecca Grade Lamonta malt...holy crap!
Is that good or bad crap?

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Re: Craft vs. Commercial Malts
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2017, 03:45:49 PM »
I am really thinking of planting a small patch of heirloom barley and mesh around with malting.  I am planting my own hops.  Would be super fun with wild yeast to say everything is from my backyard, literally hand crafted.  Maybe not as good as the big boys.  Who cares as I am home brewing and having fun...

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Re: Craft vs. Commercial Malts
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2017, 03:56:04 PM »
I am really thinking of planting a small patch of heirloom barley and mesh around with malting.  I am planting my own hops.  Would be super fun with wild yeast to say everything is from my backyard, literally hand crafted.  Maybe not as good as the big boys.  Who cares as I am home brewing and having fun...

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I settled on purple barley and Viking Bere barley.  I will report back in the fall on how it works out.

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Re: Craft vs. Commercial Malts
« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2017, 03:57:47 PM »
Just kegged my first beer using Mecca Grade Lamonta malt...holy crap!
Is that good or bad crap?

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GOOD GOOD GOOD!  Best tasting malt I've ever used.
Life begins at 60.....1.060, that is!

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Re: Craft vs. Commercial Malts
« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2017, 04:04:07 PM »
Just kegged my first beer using Mecca Grade Lamonta malt...holy crap!
Is that good or bad crap?

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GOOD GOOD GOOD!  Best tasting malt I've ever used.

Any possibility of it becoming available outside of Oregon to homebrewers?

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Re: Craft vs. Commercial Malts
« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2017, 04:26:50 PM »
Just kegged my first beer using Mecca Grade Lamonta malt...holy crap!
Is that good or bad crap?

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GOOD GOOD GOOD!  Best tasting malt I've ever used.

Any possibility of it becoming available outside of Oregon to homebrewers?

I'm sure they'd like it to be, but I have no idea if or when that might become a reality.
Life begins at 60.....1.060, that is!

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Re: Craft vs. Commercial Malts
« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2017, 04:35:07 PM »
Excellent, glad to hear it 😋

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Re: Craft vs. Commercial Malts
« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2017, 02:13:26 AM »
Well, decided to put my money where my mouth is, and ordered 10lbs of small maltster (Two Track) malt, split between their pilsner and pale malt. Nothing special, but it'll be interesting to see how it works out.

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Quick update: used the pale malt in a SMaSH pale ale and the pilsner in a saison. Both hit OG just fine, taste is right where I expected. The pilsner has a bit more "umpf" to it, has that tasty grainy flavor, like how fresh cereal smells.

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Re: Craft vs. Commercial Malts
« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2017, 04:54:35 AM »
Just kegged my first beer using Mecca Grade Lamonta malt...holy crap!
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GOOD GOOD GOOD!  Best tasting malt I've ever used.

This is great news. I have seen the stuff at Steinbart and have assumed it wouldn't be worth the premium $$$ because of how much I disliked the Great Western "Full Pint" malt (and Mecca malts "full pint"). But I have been looking for a nice, rich malt to brew great, balanced session beers with and TF Optic (my favorite) is difficult to find locally.