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Maris Otter
« on: January 19, 2018, 10:36:39 PM »
My LHBS stocks Munton's Maris Otter but I just found out that a 'nearby' shop carries Simpson's and the Crisp brand also.  Anyone care to share their preferences?  I've been happy with the Munton's but I won't mind driving a little further for something that's better.  And as far as the price point, they're all close, around $75-80 IIRC.
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Re: Maris Otter
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2018, 04:15:10 PM »
Prefer Simpsons and Crisp but I've used Munton's a lot too. Simpson's and Crisp have a more complex flavor IMO but not everywhere carries them.
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2018, 04:31:53 PM »
Yeah, I was surprised when I saw that this place carried all 3.  Plus they also carry some dry yeasts I've been wanting to try.  The Crisp is the Glen Eagle variety and I remember that some while ago there was mention of that  malt on here.  The Simpsons and Crisp are both the same price, so I guess it's a coin toss.
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Re: Maris Otter
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2018, 05:35:31 PM »
Just curious, Dave C. in NE Ohio, where is this place? Sounds like it maybe should go on my list of "nearby" but not LHBS.

EDIT No, let me guess:  Vine n Hop?  (Already my nearby-not-LHBS)
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Re: Maris Otter
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2018, 05:55:11 PM »
You were peeking, weren't you?  Yeah, local is Grape & Granary.  Not so local is Label Peelers and now I've got to try Vine n Hop.
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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2018, 06:00:01 PM »
You were peeking, weren't you?  Yeah, local is Grape & Granary.  Not so local is Label Peelers and now I've got to try Vine n Hop.
Yep, G&G is local, I've still never checked out Label Peelers.   Vine n Hop is nice, their prices are a little steep next to G&G, but they have a pretty wide selection of malts.  If I want something different I often go there and the price washes out when I save shipping!
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Re: Maris Otter
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2018, 07:51:53 PM »
Well, on one hand Vine has all 3 brands.  The Munton's is $65 (for a 55# bag) there and the Simpson's and Crisp are both $81.  G&G only has the Munton's and it's $74.  For the most part, though, G&G has probably 95% of what I want and/or need.  Still gonna take a run up to Vine pretty soon.
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Re: Maris Otter
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2018, 08:57:35 PM »
Well, on one hand Vine has all 3 brands.  The Munton's is $65 (for a 55# bag) there and the Simpson's and Crisp are both $81.  G&G only has the Munton's and it's $74.  For the most part, though, G&G has probably 95% of what I want and/or need.  Still gonna take a run up to Vine pretty soon.
Worth the trip.  I'd say prices _generally_ run higher at Vine but you did spot an exception!  One other difference is that G&G gives a price break at 10 lbs but Vine is by the lb until you buy the bag.  But you want a bag anyway! When you read the situation of a lot of people here on the forum, you realize we are really spoiled for choice of good brew shops in NEO.
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Re: Maris Otter
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2018, 10:01:36 PM »
Yeah, doesn't get much better than this.  But you haven't said which one you prefer.
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« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2018, 10:51:48 PM »
Yeah, doesn't get much better than this.  But you haven't said which one you prefer.
Oh, I'd stick with G&G, probably even if it wasn't a lot closer to me.  Over the years in known a number of shops in different places, and they're about as good as it gets. But I'm impressed with both in different ways. Vine is relatively new but they really hit the ground running.  John at G&G is always doing special orders too (getting me a bag of Weyermann Barke Pilsner which they don't usually carry.) I think the most important thing about any good shop is just that, if the customers and owners have a good relationship, they'll do what it takes to keep you happy! I've really had hit and miss luck online, it's so nice to have these personal local relationships.  Feel sorry for people who have no choice.  So hey, get that malt at Vine, and if you like it and it's more convenient, ask John and he'll probably get your next one!
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Re: Maris Otter
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2018, 02:36:26 PM »
Oh, I wasn't asking which LHBS.  I've dealt with G&G ever since I started in 2012 and they're at the top of the list.  I'm referring to which brand of Maris Otter do you prefer.
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« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2018, 02:44:33 PM »
Oh, I wasn't asking which LHBS.  I've dealt with G&G ever since I started in 2012 and they're at the top of the list.  I'm referring to which brand of Maris Otter do you prefer.
Sorry, my bad.  I've only ever used the Muntons, so I'm no help on that!
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Re: Maris Otter
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2018, 02:46:00 PM »
Ah, Geez.  What good are ya?  LOL!
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« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2018, 03:00:38 PM »
Ah, Geez.  What good are ya?  LOL!
Hey, with two top notch shops around, you don't need my help! :D
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Re: Maris Otter
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2018, 03:32:21 PM »
Thanks.  I'm just looking for a little guidance.  I know the Munton's is ok and like you, it's all I've used.  I would, however, like to try one of the others just to see how they turn out.  Might end up being a flip of the coin.  We'll see.
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