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Re: American 2-Row vs. British Pale
« Reply #30 on: March 03, 2010, 10:04:46 PM »
This has been a really helpful thread for me!  Can anyone comment on Rahr 2-row?  It seems to be the cheapest.  How does it compare to great Western?
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Re: American 2-Row vs. British Pale
« Reply #31 on: March 03, 2010, 10:36:43 PM »
Does anyone find good results using MO in American APA/IPA's?
that's what I use as my basemalt for everything, so yes, it produces great results.
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I don't use it exclusively, but I use it when ever I can (it's a price/availability thing)  as a base malt for any of the beers I make. 
It's a great malt, and there's just something about the rich character it contributes  that makes a positive plus for any ale, whether British or American in "style"    IMNSHO     ;D
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Re: American 2-Row vs. British Pale
« Reply #32 on: March 03, 2010, 11:15:37 PM »
This has been a really helpful thread for me!  Can anyone comment on Rahr 2-row?  It seems to be the cheapest.  How does it compare to great Western?

I can't comment on Great Western, but Rahr is great stuff. Much better than Briess IMHO; those are the only two I have experience with.
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Re: American 2-Row vs. British Pale
« Reply #33 on: March 04, 2010, 08:36:31 AM »
I remember a Basic Brewing vodcast awhile back did a base malt experiment using American 2-Row, MO, and a Belgian Pale Ale malt.  They made a gallon of unhopped beer for each, same (or as close as possible) gravity, and yeast.  Tasted side-by-side, the differences in color and flavor were notable.  Could probably easily find it on the site:  http://www.basicbrewing.com

Been meaning to try something like this for awhile.

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Re: American 2-Row vs. British Pale
« Reply #34 on: March 04, 2010, 10:02:48 AM »
This has been a really helpful thread for me!  Can anyone comment on Rahr 2-row?  It seems to be the cheapest.  How does it compare to great Western?

Rahr and GW are my 2 top choices for domestic pale malt.  I have a slight preference for Rahr, but AFAIAC they're both great.
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Re: American 2-Row vs. British Pale
« Reply #35 on: March 04, 2010, 10:47:52 AM »
This has been a really helpful thread for me!  Can anyone comment on Rahr 2-row?  It seems to be the cheapest.  How does it compare to great Western?

Rahr and GW are my 2 top choices for domestic pale malt.  I have a slight preference for Rahr, but AFAIAC they're both great.

Hey Denny...Where do you buy your grain?
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Re: American 2-Row vs. British Pale
« Reply #36 on: March 04, 2010, 10:52:21 AM »
This has been a really helpful thread for me!  Can anyone comment on Rahr 2-row?  It seems to be the cheapest.  How does it compare to great Western?

Rahr and GW are my 2 top choices for domestic pale malt.  I have a slight preference for Rahr, but AFAIAC they're both great.

Hey Denny...Where do you buy your grain?

Either from the LHBS or as part of a bulk buy organized by my club.  That one uses a "secret source"!
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Re: American 2-Row vs. British Pale
« Reply #37 on: March 04, 2010, 02:30:33 PM »
That one uses a "secret source"!

"Secret source" huh.

Well I'll be.

Any chance of letting us in on that?

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Re: American 2-Row vs. British Pale
« Reply #38 on: March 04, 2010, 08:00:32 PM »
That helps alot.  My friend and I are going to buy a bag of Rahr now.  Thanks team!
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Re: American 2-Row vs. British Pale
« Reply #39 on: March 05, 2010, 09:21:24 AM »
That one uses a "secret source"!

"Secret source" huh.

Well I'll be.

Any chance of letting us in on that?



As the saying goes, "Sure, but then I'd have to kill you!"
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Re: American 2-Row vs. British Pale
« Reply #40 on: March 05, 2010, 10:30:29 AM »
That one uses a "secret source"!

"Secret source" huh.

Well I'll be.

Any chance of letting us in on that?



As the saying goes, "Sure, but then I'd have to kill you!"

But that's not right.  ;)
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Re: American 2-Row vs. British Pale
« Reply #41 on: March 07, 2010, 08:11:00 PM »
Do you think mixing 50% domestic 2-row with 50% marris otter would add any noticeable complexity to an APA or AIPA?  Or would I just be wasting the marris otter?

For some reason I'm remembering the SSOS recipe which insists on marris otter exclusively(as the base malt), i.e., that domestic 2-row simply doesn't have enough of a malty profile for the recipe.

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Re: American 2-Row vs. British Pale
« Reply #42 on: March 07, 2010, 11:14:06 PM »
Do you think mixing 50% domestic 2-row with 50% marris otter would add any noticeable complexity to an APA or AIPA? 

My default grain bill for most of my IPAs/APAs, etc are exactly that 50/50 2-Row / M.O.
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Re: American 2-Row vs. British Pale
« Reply #43 on: March 08, 2010, 12:04:36 AM »
Pasadena, huh.  I'm originally from Sierra Madre.  Great town.

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Re: American 2-Row vs. British Pale
« Reply #44 on: March 08, 2010, 01:53:44 AM »
Both very strange towns. Of course, I never realized Pasadena had a gang problem until I lived in a part of town that had a Taco Bell / KFC with a drive through airlock so robust, I'm sure you could fire a tank round at it and all would be well.
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