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Great Western 2-row vs. Pale Ale
« on: March 31, 2011, 07:11:18 PM »
 My local supplier substituted GW NW Pale Ale for the Premium 2-Row that I wanted.  What would be the difference as far as recipe building?  I see that the Pale Ale is a bit darker...anything else?
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Re: Great Western 2-row vs. Pale Ale
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2011, 07:14:16 PM »
Depending on how darkly kilned the pale malt is, you may not notice any difference. If it's particularly dark (>3 SRM) you may notice a slightly sweeter or maltier character. If the recipe has a lot of character grains, that difference probably wouldn't even be perceptible.
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Re: Great Western 2-row vs. Pale Ale
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2011, 08:27:25 AM »
The GW PA is getting into the ballpark of MO flavor wise.  Like Sean said, just a tad maltier and sweeter, but not a huge difference.  It's a pretty nice malt, IMO.
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