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Old 05-22-2013, 07:35 PM   #1
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I'm about to upgrade to 50lb grain bags.
Any suggestions to what 3 base grains i should get to make the widest variety of beers? I did think about maybe 2 row but idk what else to choose

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Old 05-22-2013, 07:42 PM   #2
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Can't go wrong with Marris Otter. I got through quite a bit of it.

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Two row, Marris Otter and German pilsener will make just about anything.

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It depends on what you brew the most. I use mostly US 2-row, marris otter, and Vienna malt. I also use quite a bit of Munich malt and pilsner, but don't buy nearly as many sacks of them as the first three.

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Old 05-22-2013, 07:58 PM   #5
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I agree with Yooper that it depends on what you brew the most. I buy three grains in 50/55 pound bags: 2-Row, Pilsner, and Munich.

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Yep, gotta think about what you'll be brewing. I tend to keep 2-row, MO, and Belgian pilsner in stock. It would take me forever to go through a big sack of Vienna.

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Old 05-23-2013, 12:25 AM   #7
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I'm just gonna be making iPa's, pale ales and if possible maybe darker brew maybe a porter? but I know ill need to get the darker grains in smaller quantities

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2-row, Marris Otter, dont have a 3rd

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I'm just gonna be making iPa's, pale ales and if possible maybe darker brew maybe a porter? but I know ill need to get the darker grains in smaller quantities
If you are talking about American IPAs and APAs, then you could probably stick with just 2-Row. If you also want to make English styles IPAs and pales, you should get MO to use as a base for that. But that also depends on your style. I use a lot of Munich in my pales to add a malty backbone without adding sweetness (others use Vienna for the same purpose). If you are similar, you could probably use big bags of one of those two.
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personally I'd go with 2 Row and MO, with a 10 pound bag of carapils. Only because I've started using it to help with body/head retention. I dont need a 50 pound bag but, i can easily justify a 10 pound bag.

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