I'm headed to a HBS this weekend that has good bulk prices and wondered what a 'standard' purchase might include? I know I'm getting a 50# of MO 2-Row, but are there some basic specialty grains I could get that are compatible with a range of recipes? How much of each?
I'll probably get some help from my more experienced friend, but I'd like to pretend I know what I'm doing. I'm a fan of Porters, Browns, and IPAs so grains that typically go in those types would be best. (Choc, Crystal 60L, Munich)
Or do most people plan out their brews in advance?
Any help is appreciated.