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Old 02-09-2010, 03:12 AM   #1
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Default Substitute 2 row for pilsner?

So the LHBS doesn't sell pilsner malt. The guy said 2 row doesn't taste any different, but I'm making a saison, and I'm afraid to mess with the pilsner, since it's the biggest part of the grain bill. I don't care about color, but will the taste really come out the same?

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Old 02-09-2010, 03:17 AM   #2
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Nope, it doesn't taste the same. Swapping 2 row for pilsner or maris otter I have no issue with, but going the other way just isn't the same.

That being said you can still brew it and give is a try. Just because it isn't the exact taste you're going for doesn't mean its not good...
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Old 02-09-2010, 03:19 AM   #3
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just call it an 'american saison'... it won't come out exactly how you want it, but i'm sure it'll still be a good beer. i wouldn't sweat it too much if it's going to be a PITA to get the pilsner malt. it's surprising they don't sell it tho..
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