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View Poll Results: What base malts do you buy?
What is a 2-row? 4 8.70%
The absolute minimum. Rahr 2-row will do just fine. 15 32.61%
Middle of the road. It's just a little more $$ so why not? 19 41.30%
Only hand ground supermodified superpriced endosperms here! 5 10.87%
Organic and pesticide free, baby! Grains have feelings too! 3 6.52%
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Old 09-04-2006, 08:38 PM   #1
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So all 2-row is created equal, or is it?

What type/brand of base malt does everyone use? Bargian basement? middle of the road,? Marris Otter?

Please share your experiences as to why you use what you use.
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Old 09-04-2006, 09:15 PM   #2
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need a reply "whatever the LHBS sells". I guess normally I by Briess, but honestly I never check what the sack he pulls it out of says. I assume it's Briess since they are right up the hiway.
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Old 09-04-2006, 09:37 PM   #3
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Maris Otter if it's available. Muntons 2 row otherwise. At $35 for 25 kg for either of them, it's much cheaper than buying domestic malts in one ot ten pound bags, and besides, I only brew English style ales.

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Old 09-04-2006, 09:42 PM   #4
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I'm still working on a 50# sack of Rahr that I paid $26 for. Beers with it have been great.
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Old 09-04-2006, 09:58 PM   #5
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My local shop only sells organic and that is what I have been using. Gambrinus is the maker.
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Old 09-05-2006, 02:21 AM   #6
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Briess and Cargil. I'm a Kansas boy so Cargil if at all possible even though I've never seen a barley field in Ks.( that I remember)

 
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Old 09-05-2006, 03:27 AM   #7
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Maris Otter, Golden Promise from Thomas Fawcett by way of North Country Malts. These floor malted grains have a flavor that can hold up in a hoppy APA.
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Old 09-05-2006, 04:07 AM   #8
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Where do y'all get your base malt grains? I got invited to the "back room" at the LHBS, and I was not impressed with their storage - very hot, very disorganized, poor selection. morebeer.com seems to have great prices - anybody have any experience with mail order whole grain from them (or another supplier)?
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Old 09-05-2006, 05:16 AM   #9
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I have bought grain from northern brewer and morebeer. Both were quality and fresh. Dealing in that volume, they have a good rotation of grain. NB even labels and dates each grain package.
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Old 09-05-2006, 01:35 PM   #10
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Ive had nothing but great results from making the switch over the regular 2-row my LHBS sells, to Maris and Fawcett. Im very pleased with how the have been turning out
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