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Old 05-12-2012, 10:55 PM   #11
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I would use a domestic Pale Ale malt, like Rahr Pale Ale. Plain 2-Row would be ok as well, but it's more neutral. I'd stay away from Briess, I am not very happy with the quality of their base malts.

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Old 05-13-2012, 03:47 AM   #12
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I've tried a lot of domestic pale malts. I hate Briess. Great Western is very good and Rahr is even better. And keep in mind that when people say "2 row", they almost always mean "pale malt". Most malt you find is 2 row, but it's the amount and style of kilning that differentiates the types.
How many differnt breiss malts have you tried though? 2 row is differnet than pale,pale has a bit of kilning unless im missing something it has a bit more color as well. I think sticking to a neutral base malt(not being pale) would be the way to go that way you can toast or get some busicuit or victory or other malts to suit a toasted(pale) taste.I think there are differnces within 2 rows as well.I used up a big sack of Organic GW pale 2 row -made some great beers with it,i just noticed from switching just to breiss brewers 2 row what a big difference it made in the beer- i just happend to like the difference both good just different.Freshness is key to because it was a new fresh bag and first batch out of the bag.Just blurpin that as well.
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Old 05-13-2012, 05:10 PM   #13
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I've tried Briess pale, pale ale, and Munich at least...maybe others. I do like and use their organic 60L crystal and rye malts, but I just don't like the flavor of their base malts.

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Old 05-13-2012, 06:27 PM   #14
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I've tried Briess pale, pale ale, and Munich at least...maybe others. I do like and use their organic 60L crystal and rye malts, but I just don't like the flavor of their base malts.
Their caramel Munich 60L is really good. I also use their 300L roasted barley, however I agree with you that most of their base malts are just so so.

How do you feel about best malz pils Denny? Just got a sack of it, and I'll be brewing up a Bo pils in a few hours.
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Old 05-13-2012, 06:31 PM   #15
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Best is my favorite pils. I also like Durst (2nd choice) and Weyermann (3rd choice) but after trying Best it became my standard. Their Munich is great, too.

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Old 05-13-2012, 07:14 PM   #16
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That's good to know. I did get some of their dark munich, but only 10lbs of it. I don't usually use the darker munichs, usually I just get the light weyerman. Looking forward to trying these new grains though.

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By "dark", I assume that's the 10L stuff? That's my go to Munich.

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Old 05-13-2012, 07:53 PM   #18
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That's the stuff. They say it's anywhere from 8-12. Thanks Denny

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Old 05-13-2012, 07:57 PM   #19
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I use Carmel 20L in all my pale and IPAs. But 2 row is a must.

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Old 05-13-2012, 08:40 PM   #20
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For base malts I like to keep three on hand: 2-Row, Pale Ale, and Marris Otter.

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