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Offline ynotbrusum

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Re: Grain Brands
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2020, 07:27:38 PM »
.... Proximity, ...

How did the lawsuit turn out?  Supposedly, yrs ago a few former MaltEurope big wigs stole some documents and went to start Proximity. I could never find the outcome. Until I do I steer clear.


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ADM (Malteurop) dropped the injunctive relief claim fairly quickly, or so I read.  Whether they settled or Proximity won, I don't know, but since Proximity is still in business, I am fairly confident that it was resolved.  You have to watch out for claims in lawsuits...my guess is that one or more of the principals of Proximity was under some kind of non-compete covenant as part of their contract with Malteurop and it failed to be enforceable against Proximity as a company.  Besides, what kind of secret sauce does a maltster have?  Sounds to me to be the heavy hand of an international company trying to squash the upstart.
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Re: Grain Brands
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2020, 08:20:43 PM »
.... Proximity, ...

How did the lawsuit turn out?  Supposedly, yrs ago a few former MaltEurope big wigs stole some documents and went to start Proximity. I could never find the outcome. Until I do I steer clear.


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ADM (Malteurop) dropped the injunctive relief claim fairly quickly, or so I read.  Whether they settled or Proximity won, I don't know, but since Proximity is still in business, I am fairly confident that it was resolved.  You have to watch out for claims in lawsuits...my guess is that one or more of the principals of Proximity was under some kind of non-compete covenant as part of their contract with Malteurop and it failed to be enforceable against Proximity as a company.  Besides, what kind of secret sauce does a maltster have?  Sounds to me to be the heavy hand of an international company trying to squash the upstart.



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Re: Grain Brands
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2020, 03:38:46 PM »
I like Durst for my Helles.  I have used Muntons and Crisp for my British ales.  I like the flavor of Crisp but get a bit lower efficiency from it.  Dingemans for my Saison.
For things like my IPA's I have started using West Branch based on a recommendation from Rob Stein.  They are a local malster and I like the flavor I get from their pale malt.
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Re: Grain Brands
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2020, 04:07:25 PM »
Weyermann for German. I haven't seen Ireks in years. Out of Regensburg IIRC.

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Re: Grain Brands
« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2020, 07:27:12 PM »
I, like many others, have generally used a specific maltster based on what style I'm brewing, usually Weyerman and Briess.  I just got some Maltwerks Pale Malt.  They are based out of Minnesota.  Has anyone used that malt before?  I'm excited to try it. 
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Re: Grain Brands
« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2020, 02:38:52 AM »
Weyermann for everything. Everything being a handful of Trappist inspired ales and a pale ale.
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Re: Grain Brands
« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2020, 04:21:37 AM »
Weyermann, Best, and Rahr.
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Re: Grain Brands
« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2020, 01:32:48 PM »
For us so far...

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Re: Grain Brands
« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2020, 11:40:05 PM »
It depends on what's available for me. I buy base malt by the sack from my LHBS. Lately that means anything MoreBeer has, they will order for me and sell at MoreBeer's price (less 10% AHA discount). That means I buy Weyermann, Great Western and Crisp (though lately I have been experimenting with Viking because it is so cheap). In the past, I have been happy with Best, Fawcett and Great Western. I didn't love Mecca Grade when I brewed with it, but that could have been because I was expecting one thing (full-flavored English style malt) and got another (sorta tart like a Belgian pale malt). I tried another craft malt called "Gold Rush" and liked it a lot, though it also was not as described. If I had only one base malt I could brew everything with, I would choose Fawcett's Golden Promise.