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Old 11-02-2011, 05:52 PM   #1
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Brew dudes,

I've always used Briess 2-row from my LHBS in making my APAs and IPAs, but I recently switched to Rebel Brewer when I realized how close it was to me (I live in Nashville) and I have access to way more types of grain. Having never had the option to choose between types of US 2-row, I've never had the opportunity to evaluate each against each other. My question to you is, what type of US 2-row is your favorite and why?

Thanks guys.

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Old 11-02-2011, 10:36 PM   #2
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My favorite 2-row is whatever is cheapest. There is a good chance it was malted at the same place anyway.

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Old 11-02-2011, 10:38 PM   #3
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My favorite 2-row is whatever is cheapest. There is a good chance it was malted at the same place anyway.
I agree. I've used Breiss, Rahr, and MaltEurope with equal results (as far as I could tell).
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:45 PM   #4
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I prefer Great Western Pale Malt, not really a true comparison. The regular GW 2 row is pretty much the same as Breiss to me.

All in all I agree with the price factor - and more importantly buying from a vendor that stores it properly and has a fast turnover in ingredients.

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Old 11-02-2011, 10:49 PM   #5
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I prefer Great Western Pale Malt, not really a true comparison. The regular GW 2 row is pretty much the same as Breiss to me.

All in all I agree with the price factor - and more importantly buying from a vendor that stores it properly and has a fast turnover in ingredients.
Do you have any idea if Great Western sells 50lb sacks from their site? I saw that you can request a quote, but wasnt sure if it would be worth it to buy such a small amount from them.
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Try brewbros.biz , maybe they can get a bag to you. They don't sell to the public anymore, as I recall. I pay a bit under $30 / bag, that's picked up of course.

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Old 11-02-2011, 11:04 PM   #7
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Great Western>Rahr>Briess

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Rahr hands down, do to the fact of the lower pH of the malt, really helps with making a better beer.

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Old 11-02-2011, 11:56 PM   #9
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Anybody gotten grains from fiftypoundsack.com? Their prices are ~&60-75 for most grains, and that includes shipping! I think the cheapest 2-row was $58. That's a sick deal from what I've seen.

Having just started AG to cut down on batch costs, I'd love to hear anyone's experience.

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Rahr is good malt and usually the cheapest. Really it's all the same sh!t.

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