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Two row options
« on: August 06, 2017, 07:24:19 PM »
I've never tried any other base malt except Briess. It is stocked at my LHBS and seems to be for sale at most places. Do the other grain companies vary that much from Briess ? I'd like to see what people use instead of Briess base malts.


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Re: Two row options
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2017, 07:28:36 PM »
Don't know where you are at it here goes.

My LHBS also has Malteurope, sometimes Rahr. Those work well, and the price is better.
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Re: Two row options
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2017, 07:33:09 PM »
Is there any difference in flavor or taste from one brand to the other or they all pretty much the same?


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Re: Two row options
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2017, 07:37:28 PM »
I have alway kind of been a fan of Rahr. 

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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2017, 07:55:18 PM »
I use Weyermann malts exclusively. Nothing compares in my opinion. Their Pale Ale malt is excellent.


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Re: Two row options
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2017, 09:07:51 PM »
Is there any difference in flavor or taste from one brand to the other or they all pretty much the same?


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Yes there are differences, though subtle.

If you can find small samples, you can do this and taste differences between base malts.
http://blog.brewingwithbriess.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Briess_WortSensory_ASBCHotSteepMethod.pdf
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Re: Two row options
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2017, 01:52:11 AM »
Ive tried Briess, GWM, Two track and Rahr. Subtle difference but their are differences. MY LHBS lets me taste but she only carries two brands. I personally prefer GWM and two track.
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Re: Two row options
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2017, 08:47:29 AM »
Is there any difference in flavor or taste from one brand to the other or they all pretty much the same?


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Yeah, they do taste different.  My preference is Rahr, with Great Western a close second.  I didn't care for Briess, but becasue of that I haven't used it for years so I don't know if it's better now  And of course, that doesn't account for custom maltsters.  I have found Mecca Grade Estate MAlt from Madras OR to be absolutely the best I've ever tasted.
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Re: Two row options
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2017, 10:54:06 AM »
I prefer Rahr for my American styles and Weyermann for Euro continental styles.

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Re: Two row options
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2017, 01:57:35 PM »
This looks like my next area to explore. Thanks!


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Re: Two row options
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2017, 02:39:52 PM »
Yeah, they do taste different.  My preference is Rahr, with Great Western a close second.  I didn't care for Briess, but becasue of that I haven't used it for years so I don't know if it's better now  And of course, that doesn't account for custom maltsters.  I have found Mecca Grade Estate MAlt from Madras OR to be absolutely the best I've ever tasted.

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Re: Two row options
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2017, 03:29:40 PM »
Yeah, they do taste different.  My preference is Rahr, with Great Western a close second.  I didn't care for Briess, but becasue of that I haven't used it for years so I don't know if it's better now  And of course, that doesn't account for custom maltsters.  I have found Mecca Grade Estate MAlt from Madras OR to be absolutely the best I've ever tasted.

Where can I get some Mecca Grade?

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Re: Two row options
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2017, 02:58:27 AM »
I rarely brew American style ales. I use UK Maris Otter or Golden Promise for British styles and Weyermann or Belgian malts for European style brews.


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Re: Two row options
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2017, 04:16:55 AM »
I prefer Rahr for domestic. When using Pils my favorite is Weyermann.  I wish I could find a nice domestic Pils. I just bought a sack of Great Western. I had trouble with Briess years ago and have never used it since. I brewed my new Kolsch with Avangard. Weyermann blows it away IMO. There are differences for sure.


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Re: Two row options
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2017, 04:35:00 AM »
Many of the craft maltsters do make a domestic pilsner. I'm fermenting a saison brewed with pilot malts pils- we'll see...


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