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Old 02-21-2007, 01:29 PM   #1
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Just curious. I have heard little about it. Is it a base malt? A local brewpub can sell me sacks of grain (W00t!) and Optic is one of them.
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Old 02-21-2007, 01:40 PM   #2
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It's a pale base malt, 2 row I think. Not sure if it's produced in the US but it is in the UK
Good diastic power used amongst others by Marston's in there IPA.

Check out the wiki link above for info on malts.
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Old 02-21-2007, 01:55 PM   #3
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Fawcett Optic, yea orfy....from your side of the pond

great malt, gives a great malt aroma to your beer

 
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Old 02-21-2007, 05:46 PM   #4
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So it is a base malt then, but how close to say Pale Ale malt? The Wiki is limited.
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So it is a base malt then, but how close to say Pale Ale malt? The Wiki is limited.
It is a base malt. It is a Pale malt so can be used for Pale Ale. Pale Ale can use various Pale malts.
As I sated above it is used by at least one commercial brewer for it's IPA.

If the Wiki is limited then add to it. But all that info is there.
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Old 02-21-2007, 05:50 PM   #6
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I hear it makes a hell of a set of beer goggles!
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Old 02-21-2007, 06:11 PM   #8
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If the Wiki is limited then add to it. But all that info is there.
Lol, I would but know little about the Malt...it wasn't a cut at the Wiki.
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Old 02-21-2007, 06:19 PM   #9
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Quote:
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I hear it makes a hell of a set of beer goggles!
You punk... I had just finished thinking of the joke when I got to your post...

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Old 02-21-2007, 06:20 PM   #10
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Lol, I would but know little about the Malt...it wasn't a cut at the Wiki.
Well do a little research and share it. I'm learning as I go.

The wiki is very, very new and need as many people to add to it and populate as possible to make it a valuable resource for us all. It'll take a long time but it should idealy suite the needs of this forum and future users.
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