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Old 03-04-2013, 12:23 AM   #1
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Default Any experience with Golden Promise, Optic, or Halcyon?

I am about to take part in a group buy. I have been experimenting with base malts for a bit now, using Vienna, and have been loving it. I am excited to order some Maris Otter and was also wanting to try another type that Fawcett makes. Has anyone ever had experience with these? Thoughts?

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Old 03-04-2013, 12:29 AM   #2
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I love using Golden Promise. I've used it mainly in Pales and IPAs with good results. It brings a little more color and maltiness than standard 2 Row.

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Old 03-04-2013, 01:02 AM   #3
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That's what I'm talkin about brother. Is it a decently noticeable difference? Ill do a smash beer with it when I first get it.

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I've never done a SMaSH with it, but I would say it'll be a noticeably different beer than one made with Briess, Rahr, etc. 2-Row...

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Golden Promise has a sweetness to it compared to 2row or Maris Otter. I love it and use is quite a bit in a variety of recipes.

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golden promise is a great base malt! It's warm and bready like maris otter but with a bit more malt forward flavor. I love it, and I've used it in several different styles (including American IPA). I'd buy it more often if I could get it cheaper.

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I use golden promise in all my english beers (milds, english browns, bitters, etc.) Have not used it in IPA's or APA's, but I know lots of folks do - just have always used my 2 row for those. I really like it. No experience with the other two.

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Well it sounds like a resounding thumbs up for golden promise. I will probably go with this.

If anyone else has something to say about the other two, please chime in.

Hey Yoop. We are doing a central ohio group buy, if you're still in ohio. I'm getting that golden promise for like $38. There is a thread about it on here, if you're interested. Us Youngstownians gotta stick together.

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Im going to be using it for the first time in a few weeks myself, im going for burton ale yeast,as wells as a bunch of goldings and something else(I forget off hand) burton salts too. Going for a burton type ale,whatever that means I guess,Im still trying to figure it out,and Im not going to age it a year either before drinking,although now I think about it I may put it on oak too- I may be in over my head now.

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Good luck man. I'm sure it will turn out great. Ferment on.

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