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Old 03-29-2008, 04:57 PM   #1
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Well not necessarily the right grain, because it works fine. I bulk order of Briess Pale Ale malt from the lhbs. I was looking through the malt chart on the wiki and saw it there listed with an srm of 3.5 and a potential extract of 1.034, two points lower than that of the generic 2-row and 2 points darker as well. I'm sure this grain is better suited for some beers, but I kind of thought that 2-row was a better encompassing all around base malt.
I like making maltier beers in general, but also like to be able to keep the color down when a style calls for it and that seems hard to do with lots of grain at 3.5L.

So I guess I'm asking should I stick with the pale ale malt or go with a more generic 2-row. Then my problem is I looked through the lhbs' grains available in bulk and there really is no "2-row".

http://www.leisure-time.com/grains.htm
is the website... you can look through it yourself, but I don't see anything. In fact I'm a little confused as to what the difference between pale ale and pale malt is on this page http://www.leisure-time.com/abrw.htm

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From the limited info on there I would say that pale malt is generic 2 row, while pale ale is the darker ale malt you mentioned.

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