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Briess 6-row Brewers Malt
« on: August 06, 2020, 10:44:22 PM »
I just bought some 6-row from Adventures in Homebrewing. I asked what brand it is. They said it was Briess. I was surprised because Briess announced they stopped planting 6-row in 2015.

Does that much inventory sit around waiting to be sold? I guess that’s why they stopped planting it.

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Re: Briess 6-row Brewers Malt
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2020, 10:47:18 PM »
I doubt there’s a huge market for 6-row. I was thinking about getting some for a CAP.

As long as it was stored properly it’s probably good as new.


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Re: Briess 6-row Brewers Malt
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2020, 11:58:14 PM »
Mine is going in a CAP.  CAP is my favorite beer right now. I am subbing 6-row for Pilsner to see what happens.

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Re: Briess 6-row Brewers Malt
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2020, 12:39:05 AM »
I doubt they gave you bad information but I would go to Briess and look up the lot number. Moreso out of curiosity.

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Re: Briess 6-row Brewers Malt
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2020, 12:47:33 AM »
I doubt they gave you bad information but I would go to Briess and look up the lot number. Moreso out of curiosity.

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I don’t have a lot number. I only ordered 7 lbs.

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Re: Briess 6-row Brewers Malt
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2020, 01:20:26 AM »
Ah, I see you said some now. I don't know why, but I got the impression you bought a whole sack lol

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Re: Briess 6-row Brewers Malt
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2020, 02:15:49 PM »
FWIW, I've been making great beers with unopened, well stored bags of malt that are 2-8 years old.
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Re: Briess 6-row Brewers Malt
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2020, 02:42:52 PM »
FWIW, I've been making great beers with unopened, well stored bags of malt that are 2-8 years old.
I am guessing it will be fine. I am more worried about the tiny kernels. Looking forward to low extract. I think I may tighten my mill gap a bit.

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Re: Briess 6-row Brewers Malt
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2020, 03:40:12 PM »
I need to go pick up some random supplies and will look.

Last few times I was there I saw bags of Rahr 6-row IIRC or maybe Great Western.
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Re: Briess 6-row Brewers Malt
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2020, 07:54:50 PM »
I need to go pick up some random supplies and will look.

Last few times I was there I saw bags of Rahr 6-row IIRC or maybe Great Western.
Thanks that would be a great service. I will owe you a

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Re: Briess 6-row Brewers Malt
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2020, 08:24:46 PM »
Picked up my stuff. The bin said Rahr 6 Row, the bag on the shelf was Rahr 6 Row. I will Add pictures when I get home.

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Re: Briess 6-row Brewers Malt
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2020, 10:01:33 PM »
Picked up my stuff. The bin said Rahr 6 Row, the bag on the shelf was Rahr 6 Row. I will Add pictures when I get home.
Interesting. Thanks!

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Re: Briess 6-row Brewers Malt
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2020, 11:29:22 PM »
Photos.

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Re: Briess 6-row Brewers Malt
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2020, 11:31:04 PM »
Top photo is the bin.

Bottom is a sack on the shelf. Didn't get the whole QR.
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Re: Briess 6-row Brewers Malt
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2020, 11:42:51 PM »
Top photo is the bin.

Bottom is a sack on the shelf. Didn't get the whole QR.
Thanks!