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Rahr Pils vs Rahr Old World Pils
« on: July 22, 2011, 04:55:19 AM »
I am wondering if anyone has tried either of these and/or if someone knows the differences between the two.  I'm thinking of trying one of them on my next order.

Also I love Rahr 2-row but have heard some less than outstanding reviews of the pale malt.  Any feedback on this?  I love bitters.
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Re: Rahr Pils vs Rahr Old World Pils
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2011, 08:09:03 AM »
Hold on....isn't the pale malt 2 row?  What's the difference?
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Re: Rahr Pils vs Rahr Old World Pils
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2011, 08:45:05 AM »
The pale ale malt is 3-4L, the standard 2-row is around 1.7-2L.  a few people have told me the pale ale malt lends a bit of a candy-like caramel flavor that they don't care for.  I'm torn since that might not be too bad in a best bitter.
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Re: Rahr Pils vs Rahr Old World Pils
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2011, 01:39:55 PM »
Ah, I think I responded to a mistype...."Also I love Rahr 2-row but have heard some less than outstanding reviews of the pale malt"...I bet you meant pale ale there.
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Re: Rahr Pils vs Rahr Old World Pils
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2011, 01:49:57 PM »
Right, I keep dropping the ale from pale.

I went ahead and ordered 2-row, Old World pils and the pale ale malt.  Figured I'd find out for myself what the stuff had to offer.  At $31 a sack it isn't a big risk.
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Re: Rahr Pils vs Rahr Old World Pils
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2011, 02:34:31 PM »
Who carries this? I can't find any info on it.

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Re: Rahr Pils vs Rahr Old World Pils
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2011, 06:32:24 PM »
Its coming through Brewers Supply Group, but I didn't find anything from them or from Rahr.
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Re: Rahr Pils vs Rahr Old World Pils
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2011, 09:21:26 AM »
Without seeing the spec sheets, I would guess that maybe the Old World is less well modified than the standard Pils? 

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Re: Rahr Pils vs Rahr Old World Pils
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2011, 10:08:42 AM »
I haven't tried either of the Rahr products, but I've been using Cargill Europils for all our lagers and it's really nice. In the same category as a Weyermann or Best pils malt, IMHO.

I don't know if you can even get it, but if for some reason you don't like the Rahr it'd be worth checking out.
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Re: Rahr Pils vs Rahr Old World Pils
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2011, 02:36:31 PM »
I'll do that, Cargill is one of the suppliers my guy rotates through.
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