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Old 11-16-2011, 12:26 AM   #11
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Hey guys, I'm looking to get two sacks and I figure since we're all looking for volume I'm looking for suggestions. I'm an ale brewer, ordered a sack of MO JUST 3 days ago from 50#sack but I'm looking to get two more. I'm thinking a sack of 2 row but what else might be versatile for me? Is Vienna or Munich going to be particularly useful? Or what kind of crystal would be good/most opportune to split? Maybe someone likes wheat malt?

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Old 11-16-2011, 01:22 AM   #12
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Hey guys, I'm looking to get two sacks and I figure since we're all looking for volume I'm looking for suggestions. I'm an ale brewer, ordered a sack of MO JUST 3 days ago from 50#sack but I'm looking to get two more. I'm thinking a sack of 2 row but what else might be versatile for me? Is Vienna or Munich going to be particularly useful? Or what kind of crystal would be good/most opportune to split? Maybe someone likes wheat malt?
two row is a base that can be used for many beer styles so I definitely would order 1 or 2 sacks of that. If you plan on making golden ales then maybe some Pilsen might be a good choice. Vienna is one of my go to malts so that is another possibility. My suggestion is that whatever you think you need just add 1 more sack. Trust me...
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Old 11-16-2011, 01:23 AM   #13
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Hey guys, I'm looking to get two sacks and I figure since we're all looking for volume I'm looking for suggestions. I'm an ale brewer, ordered a sack of MO JUST 3 days ago from 50#sack but I'm looking to get two more. I'm thinking a sack of 2 row but what else might be versatile for me? Is Vienna or Munich going to be particularly useful? Or what kind of crystal would be good/most opportune to split? Maybe someone likes wheat malt?
two row is a base that can be used for many beer styles so I defineatly would order 1 or 2 sacks of that. If you plan on making golden ales then maybe some Pilsen might be a good choice. Vienna is one of my go to malts so that is another possibility. My suggestion is that whatever you think you need just add 1 more sack. Trust me...
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:46 AM   #14
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I'm on for for sacks. 2 MO, 1 2 row, and one Vienna. PM me whatever you need. In fact, if it would push us up to the next level, I'd take one or two more sacks.

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Old 11-16-2011, 04:37 AM   #15
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rocktheknife, what sort of beers are you gearing up to make? If Belgian, sour, or lager, look into pilsener as a base. If ale, look into pale or 2-row as a base. Crystal is always very nice to have on hand. I already have some crystal but I'm sure some people might be enticed into splitting a sack with you, just post up a notification. It's useful for most ale styles in small quantities. Roast, black, and darker crystal are nice for darker ales like porters and stouts. Vienna and Munich will add complexity to Saisons, Belgians, some Lagers, or even imperial pales if you're adventurous. Wheat is good for wheat beers (50 percent of the grain bill or less) and also to add complexity to other styles.

The biggest question is: What do you plan on brewing?

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Old 11-16-2011, 11:50 AM   #16
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The biggest question is: What do you plan on brewing?
Well I guess that's what I'm starting to find out. I just got my all grain system up an running and have so far done one black Ipa. With my Maris otter I'm planning a foreign stout a porter and an esb in the works. Ill probably want to do a brown and a red to finish out winter. In the spring I'll probably be looking at doing a simple APA, maybe another India, and starting to look to Belgians and Weisse for summer quaffables. All in all I'm thinking maybe an american pale malt rather than 2-row and split sacks of wheat malt and crystal 60 or 40. Anybody up to split yet?
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consider a bag of pilsener malt if you're planning any belgians or Weisse.

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So want to get in on this again, but I have 40 gallons of beer in the pipeline just waiting for free kegs. Still have plenty of Pilsener, Wheat, and Munich left - so if I'm in a bind, that should tide me over.

See you guys in the Spring!

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Old 11-17-2011, 04:12 PM   #19
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Is anyone interested in splitting a sack of chocolate and/or crystal 60?

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looks like rock is looking to split crystal. Read post above.

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