If I did this, I would be taking donations or exchanges.
I want to try all of the common base malts, side by side, back to back. My plan is to start with a simple malty yeast such as Nottingham. Mash 1 pound of each variety of base malt at 154, then boil for 30 minutes with a single 30 minute hop addition, add a half a packet of yeast to a single half gallon fermenter, let it sit for 4 weeks, bottle carb with carb tabs for consistency, wait 2 more, then sample.
However, 10 types of grain, plus 10 airlocks, plus another 6 half gallon fermenters, plus ten stoppers, plus the hops, etc, and this starts getting prohibitively expensive. Not to mention the work of doing ten mashes!!! So...
I don't have the spare funds, but I'm willing to do the work. So... I have a proposal. Send me a pound of grain and an airlock. I'll buy the growlers, the hops, do the work, and ship one of each type, coded with random numbers to assure a blind tasting, to another person, preferably a certified judge, who can then donate his time and write up a report on his opinions on all the grains.
Would anybody be interested in this or something like it? I'm open to different ideas. I'd just love to try all the base malts out...
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