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GW Idaho Pilsner malt
« on: May 08, 2018, 01:37:55 AM »
I just picked up a sack of this from my LHBS, which bought it from its distributor with me in mind.  Can anyone tell me their experiences with this malt?  It’s totally new to me....
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Re: GW Idaho Pilsner malt
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2018, 12:26:18 PM »
I have used GW Pils for years as well as their domestic 2 row and Munich. I haven't heard it called Idaho Pilsner. I use the Pils mostly for light colored IPA as in East Coast style. I do brew some lager with it. It is a great malt for me and a huge value where I live Utah.
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Re: GW Idaho Pilsner malt
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2018, 12:56:14 PM »
The Idaho is different from the Pilsner per their website,  it's from a specific, single Idaho barley.  I too am interested in info on any newer, less commodity-like US malts worth trying.
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Re: GW Idaho Pilsner malt
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2018, 02:30:24 PM »
I just got a bag of it, but haven't had a chance to use it yet either.  I'm told that they intend it to be a Weyermann competitor.
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Re: GW Idaho Pilsner malt
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2018, 03:11:44 AM »
What is the price point on something like that?
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Re: GW Idaho Pilsner malt
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2018, 08:17:24 AM »
What is the price point on something like that?
My LHBS has it for $1.15 per pound.  Reg GW 2 row is $1.05.  It is a small premium but not excessive. Much cheaper than Weyerman.  I'm planning to try it in my next lager.

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Re: GW Idaho Pilsner malt
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2018, 10:12:08 PM »
Brewing a SMaSH pilsner on the 4th with GW Pure Idaho pils, and Liberty hops.  I let you know how it turns out.

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Re: GW Idaho Pilsner malt
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2018, 07:18:08 PM »
My all Idapils German pils was ready in 10 days and absolutely delicious.
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Re: GW Idaho Pilsner malt
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2018, 03:05:24 PM »
Thumbs up here, too.  I just tapped a mid-May brewed (LODO) Idaho Pure Pilsner, fermented with S-189.  My palate says it has a slightly sweeter profile than Weyermann, but not offensively sweet or anything nearing cloying.  I did not do head to head blind triangle testing, so take this as purely anecdotal comments.

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Re: GW Idaho Pilsner malt
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2018, 03:18:40 PM »
Thumbs up here, too.  I just tapped a mid-May brewed (LODO) Idaho Pure Pilsner, fermented with S-189.  My palate says it has a slightly sweeter profile than Weyermann, but not offensively sweet or anything nearing cloying.  I did not do head to head blind triangle testing, so take this as purely anecdotal comments.

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That's the same thing I thpught....sweet but not in a negative way.  Big malt flavor.
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Re: GW Idaho Pilsner malt
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2018, 05:18:43 PM »
As long as it doesn't taste like potatoes!


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