Originally Posted by Henry Hill
$38/50#Briess Pale vs. $61.50/55# MO. I ONLY buy in bulk.
NQ3X: I don't find Briess ANYTHING like MO.
danlad: We get corny's cheap, you get MO cheap.
My guess was victory, and/or special roast, But I hadn't considered a baby crystal.
I thought there would be more direct input from HBT; I always ask the things that no one seems to know.
Have you tried the Briess Pale Ale malt (not the Briess Pale malt)?
Just wondering because its description sounds just like most descriptions of MO.
I have seen Victory and/or Munich used to help get some more MO like flavors. I think the Munich helps increase the maltiness and Victory the biscuit/toast like flavors. I don't think there is any ideal substitute but some combination discussed here should make a good English style beer.
To my understanding MO is exclusively grown and malted in UK. It "should" be cheaper there. However I don't find it excessively expensive here. It was $62 for a 55# bag at the LHBS recently. They had 2-row for about $55. Because of shipping costs its not much cheaper ordering it from any where else.
I guess it is time to do a SMASH with MO and Briess Pale Ale to see how they compare. I would just need to find some testers with a good palette to compare the 2.