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Old 04-03-2012, 07:07 PM   #1
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American Pilsen vs Briess pilsen malt.
Does any one have any recommendations on these?
The Briess seems to be sold out everywhere but American is available.
Which is a better malt? My guess would be the Briess since it is sold out everywhere.
Just don't want to buy a large quantity of the american if it is not very good malt.
I am looking to do light, malty summer beers.
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I really like the Castle Pilsner malt (from Belgium) and I use that instead of Briess pilsner malt for many beers. I've used it in everything from a Belgian tripel to American pale ales, and I love it in lighter beers.

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Briess is an American maltster, I like Weyermann, Best Malz or Castle.

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I really like the Castle Pilsner malt (from Belgium) and I use that instead of Briess pilsner malt for many beers. I've used it in everything from a Belgian tripel to American pale ales, and I love it in lighter beers.
That is what the local store sells at $1.99 a pound. So they must agree.
Do you have any preferred suppliers?
So far rebel brewer is the only online place I see and 50 ib bag only gets me to 1.87 ib minus a 7% tax that I would pay local.
I usually buy local but the last couple times I bought there they rubbed me the wrong way. A shame because I have dropped a lot of cash at that store the last couple years. The owner is really nice, but a couple people she has working for her have an attitude.
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That is what the local store sells at $1.99 a pound. So they must agree.
Do you have any preferred suppliers?
So far rebel brewer is the only online place I see and 50 ib bag only gets me to 1.87 ib minus a 7% tax that I would pay local.
I usually buy local but the last couple times I bought there they rubbed me the wrong way. A shame because I have dropped a lot of cash at that store the last couple years. The owner is really nice, but a couple people she has working for her have an attitude.
I've only bought Castle pilsner malt from Northern Brewer, when I picked up the sacks myself (no shipping!). So I'd say get it wherever you can get the best shipped price.
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If you're looking to order it online then this looks like a decent price, with shipping included: http://www.fiftypoundsack.com/produc...e-Pilsner.html

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If you're looking to order it online then this looks like a decent price, with shipping included: http://www.fiftypoundsack.com/produc...e-Pilsner.html
That is a good price. I haven't heard of these guys. Saves me like $43 vs buying local.

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I quite like Briess Pils. It's exceptionally pale and works great with my typical (double-decoction) procedure. The beer on the left is Beck's, the beer on the right is my single-malt Pilsner with Briess Pils:


It's a buck a pound from Austin Homebrew, but I can also get it locally for ~$1.50 (from Whole Foods!).

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That is a good price. I haven't heard of these guys. Saves me like $43 vs buying local.

Thanks for the link.
They are Rebel Brewer; same awesome service and fast shipping
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Ordered a 55 ib sack of castle pilsner and a couple pounds of hops from them. Your right the invoice said rebel on it.
Everything was at least half the price that it is local.

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