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Old 12-02-2006, 08:45 PM   #1
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I am trying to buy some Pabst Blue Ribbon Malt for my uncle for Christmas. He used to make beer a long time ago and has all the equipment but says he can't find this malt. We are in the New Orleans area and there used to be a beer making place in the city but since the storm it no longer exists. I saw someone mention this malt in this forum. Does anyone know if this is still available and if there is a place on the internet I can buy it from? I am not even sure if it is still available. If not is there something any of you would recommend that might be comparable?



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Old 12-03-2006, 04:36 AM   #2
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Hahaha... PBR has its own branded/named malt? Never would have guessed...



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Old 12-03-2006, 04:53 AM   #3
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That's how they got through Prohibition, by producing malts...

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Old 12-03-2006, 01:23 PM   #4
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That's how they got through Prohibition, by producing malts...
and extracts........
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Old 12-03-2006, 01:38 PM   #5
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Just did a quick Google search an was not successful. I suspect that since Pabst Brewing is no more and the brand only exists to be brewed by another brewing company (Miller?) they most likely no longer sell malt extract.

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Old 12-03-2006, 02:21 PM   #6
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I've checked all of my recipe databases & not a one. I haven't had a PBR in about 25 years, so I don't remember what it tasted like, which might be a good thing. An American light lager kit from Austin would be a good place to start.

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Old 12-03-2006, 03:36 PM   #7
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I've had plenty of PBR, and to me it's always tasted like slightly beer flavored cardboard soda. It's the 'in' thing at the bars around here to order it as an 'anti-beer' (fight the power of craft breweries, man! )

I looked on eBay. I think the freshest thing you'll find that's PBR extract is from the 1950's.

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But the question is: is it corn-swill, rice-swill, wheat-swill or cane sugar?

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Old 09-26-2008, 09:40 AM   #9
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EC Kraus.com has the malt now named "Primier". Happy brewing!

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That's the stuff! Though at $16.40 per 2.2 lb tin, it's pricier than imported extract syrups. I might just get some to give the old Prohibition Bathtub Pilsner a try!

Pabst and Premier merged in 1932. Blue Ribbon was the nation’s most popular brand of malt extract. Premier Malt Products, Inc., a Decatur, Ill. company produced the malt extract, having snatched the words “blue ribbon” from Pabst, maker of Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer. Malt extract obviously was associated in the public’s mind with beer because of the prevalent use to which the product was being put—so that confusion was bound to have occurred as to the source of Blue Ribbon Malt Extract, despite a federal appeals court pronouncement to the contrary.

Now Pabst is still brewing, though no longer at Pabst-owned breweries (the last Pabst brewery closed in 2001). PBR is produced by SAB/Miller.

Ain't history neat? As a side note, the last Pabst brewery to close is the one in Fogelsville, PA. Boston Beer purchased it from Diageo this year; now Samuel Adams beers are flowing therefrom. My wife and I drove by it on Tuesday - it's right on I-78 - and steam was filling the sky from the mashtun stacks. Almost brought tears to my eyes, that did.

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