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Offline hopfenundmalz

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Re: Organic Malt source
« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2017, 04:09:41 PM »
Weyermann also has organic malts. Not sure whether they are available where Hershey's is King.

The Weyermann Bio malts don’t meet the organic qualifications in the USA. Believe it or not!

Of course, when judging a mead category at a local competition, a mead with organic fruit was one we judged, and after reading the entry info, the guy across from me asked “what is the difference for organic fruit?”. The lady who was stewarding did not bat an eye and said “2$ a pound”. I say this as an anecdotal story, and am not throwing organic under the bus.
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Re: Organic Malt source
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2017, 12:13:19 PM »
I've been having a problem sourcing organics as well. I used to get everything from Seven Bridges Coop in CA. They had a full line of organic malts and hops. However, since they went out of business, Northern Brewer seems to be the only retailer left.

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Re: Organic Malt source
« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2017, 04:57:29 PM »
According to the AMBA, there are no GMO barley varieties for sale or approved for commercial production in North America.

http://ambainc.org/content/58/gm-statements

Briess carries a comprehensive line of certified organic malts. I've purchased them from NB plenty of times, but haven't checked other suppliers.

http://www.brewingwithbriess.com/Products/Organics.htm

I called Rahr directly a couple years ago and they told me that there is no GMO barley strain currently on the market.  To the OP - I pick up some organic barley at Northern Brewer, but I don't use all organic grains. 

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Re: Organic Malt source
« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2017, 05:25:05 PM »
According to the AMBA, there are no GMO barley varieties for sale or approved for commercial production in North America.

http://ambainc.org/content/58/gm-statements

Briess carries a comprehensive line of certified organic malts. I've purchased them from NB plenty of times, but haven't checked other suppliers.

http://www.brewingwithbriess.com/Products/Organics.htm

I called Rahr directly a couple years ago and they told me that there is no GMO barley strain currently on the market.  To the OP - I pick up some organic barley at Northern Brewer, but I don't use all organic grains.

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Re: Organic Malt source
« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2017, 07:04:05 PM »
Gambrinus is a good source for organic malts.  They carry several varieties in "organic" form and most USA homebrew shops have access to them (perhaps a special order though).  Pale, pils, Munich10, and wheat in organic form.  The non-organic malts I've used of theirs has been excellent quality.