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Pearl 2-row
« on: July 03, 2011, 10:28:49 AM »
I just picked a sack of Pearl 2-row Pale up from the LHBS for $39. I've never had grain so cheap. :D It was sold to me as Weyermann but says Muntons on the bag. So I'm assuming this grain is British 2-row. My intention was to brew and investigate the Weyermann and really didn't snap to what had been purchased until this AM.

Anyone brew with this grain? I've had good results with Muntons in the past but really wondering if I should take it back to the LHBS.

FWIW they also sold me 10' of vinyl 3/8 tubing instead of the bevlex I wanted. Which I needed anyway, but need new beer line even more. :-\
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Re: Pearl 2-row
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2011, 12:48:50 PM »
I don't have any experience with Pearl or Munton's that I know of (the LHBS grains are usually unlabeled).

But DAMN euge, did they get anything right in your order? :)
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Re: Pearl 2-row
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2011, 01:11:57 PM »
I get Munton's Pearl from my local brewpub.  I find that it's aroma and flavor more consistent than the munton's Maris Otter.  The beer clarity is good and I consistently get > 80% efficiency.  Unless you want to go to an Optic or Halcyon (and spend the extra $), It's just a great base malt.
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Re: Pearl 2-row
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2011, 01:53:24 PM »
LOL I walked away with 100% wrong stuff.

The MO and Golden Promise have been decent grain in the past. Not earth shattering but then again I've converted over to a no-sparge system and even Briess 2-row has been tasty.

I'll stick with the Pearl then and whup up some brew.
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Re: Pearl 2-row
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2014, 09:22:19 AM »
euge

how was the pearl malt? I have some friends that want to collaborate on a heady topper clone, and they want to get the exact ingredients, but pearl is a special order versus the maris otter i already have in house.

just wondering if it really is a different flavor than maris otter?
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Re: Pearl 2-row
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2014, 11:56:33 AM »
Wow that was a long time ago... IIRC it was just fine but not remarkable. I'd stick to the MO if you got it.
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