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planenut 12-20-2008 01:25 PM

Marris Otter vs. Pale Malt
I find that I've been subbing Marris Otter in place of 2 row pale malt for almost all of my recipes. It started when my lhbs was out of pale malt for a day or two. I've been brewing Pale Ale, Newcastle clone, Blue Moon Clone, IPA, Smash.

Am I missing out on something or just adding a little more flavor?

Yooper 12-20-2008 01:32 PM

Oh, I'd agree- I LOVE MO as a base malt. It seems to give some more flavor to most beers. The only beer I didn't love it in as my DFH clone IPA- it was too malt forward in that case. I think I even use it in my cream ale recipe as a base malt!

Soulive 12-20-2008 02:04 PM

I use MO as much as possible. For drier beers, like DFH 60, I would just mash a little lower. Now that you know MO is good stuff, you have to start figuring out which maltster you like better. I usually prefer Crisp...

lordbeermestrength 12-20-2008 02:11 PM

Why do you like Crisp more? I am assuming you prefer it to Hugh Baird? Or some other maltster?

Soulive 12-20-2008 02:14 PM


Originally Posted by lordbeermestrength (Post 1019746)
Why do you like Crisp more? I am assuming you prefer it to Hugh Baird? Or some other maltster?

Bottom line is consistency. There are more maltsters producing MO than Crisp and Baird, but I've only tried three of them. I have had the best results with Crisp's product. Others may have had different results...

planenut 12-20-2008 05:51 PM

I'm not sure which I use.. I think it is Weyerman or Breiss but it could be MTN. Does MTN make it?

Otis The Drunk 12-20-2008 06:05 PM

MO has more depth in flavor than pale malt but there are some styles that MO is not appropriate for, such as wheat beers.
but it is an great all around base malt.

Firebat138 10-02-2012 12:26 AM

REVIVE....!!! :-)

Would you say for the price hike, it makes a better beer, and what about in an IPA? I know you didnt like the DFH, but what about the Fresh Squeezed or another high hoppy beer... thanx all

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