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Cregar 06-21-2007 02:43 PM

1st AG this weekend
Just a quick question for any AGer out there. I am going to be brewing a recipe from BYO (Copper Ale) this weekend, the recipe calls for Pale Ale Malt my LHBS gave me 2-row instead. Im new at the AG so is the Pale Ale Malt and the 2-row the same stuff?


FlyGuy 06-21-2007 02:47 PM

You are fine. The term pale ale malt is somewhat of a loose term. Typically it refers to either domestic 2-row malt or British pale malt (which is 2-row that has been kilned a wee bit higher). Either will work out well.

EDIT: Just noticed you had the recipe in your signature. It calls for US malt, so yes - you got the right stuff for sure. Hope the brew day goes well!

Cregar 06-21-2007 02:56 PM

Thanks for the help :)

zoebisch01 06-21-2007 04:48 PM

Yar, like Flyguy says, in that situation you're fine. I just wanted to mention though, that Briess has a "Pale Ale" Malt which is slightly darker and more malty than the standard 2-row base malts....even so, I have used that as my base malt for some stuff. My point here is that you should always just check the maltsters website to get a good idea of how malts differ as you never know and can get surprised.

I had wondered why when I translated my first batch (extract) to AG why the color was darker than anticipated. Going back through the numbers I discovered I was using the 'normal' lovibond rating of like 1.8 - 2 instead of the 3.5 that the Briess Pale Ale malt is. In the end it wasn't anything earth shattering and in fact was a welcome mistake as it did improve the maltiness of my APA. All from a mix up in the 50 lb bag I ordered from my LHBS. It said Pale Ale malt, so I assumed it was the same...:cross:

Also also, (:D) when getting new malts from various maltsters don't always assume that things like diastatic power are the same...they can vary dramatically even with certain classifications of malt.

roofjump 06-21-2007 09:56 PM

Did my 1st AG a few weekends ago, and it went surprisingly well. :)

Good luck

BierMuncher 06-21-2007 10:19 PM

Good luck.
Have Fun.
Take Notes.
Take Pictures.
Post Pictures.

That is all.

DesertBrew 06-21-2007 10:33 PM

Good luck, relax and don't sweat it. But considering the forecasted 110 degrees this weekend sweating is something you won't be able to contol.

EdWort 06-21-2007 10:35 PM

Welcome to the Club, The All Grain Club!

Evan! 06-21-2007 10:49 PM

Man, we're at 96f here today. 110 would just about ruin me. But I suppose it's a dry heat there in AZ, right?

DesertBrew 06-21-2007 10:50 PM


Originally Posted by Evan!
Man, we're at 96f here today. 110 would just about ruin me. But I suppose it's a dry heat there in AZ, right?

Yea, feels like 102 ;)

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