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Old 04-13-2012, 04:38 PM   #1
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I got a bag of Canadian Pilsner at .55/lb. At this price, I find it hard to justify paying for Castle or another continental pilsner malt to crank out some Belgians.

I've never used continental/premium pilsner. How do you think the Canadian measures up.

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Old 04-13-2012, 09:50 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by 40watt View Post

I've never used continental/premium pilsner. How do you think the Canadian measures up.

I think the old saying applies, you get what you pay for. What you have is good but it does not compare to Old World malts, particularly in the Continental styles.

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Old 04-13-2012, 09:57 PM   #3
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For another perspective, I've been using Gambrinus Pilsner malt in my lagers and it is excellent. Not sure I'll go back to Best Malz.

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Old 04-16-2012, 01:36 PM   #4
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I've been using CM's superior pilsner malt and love it. I still use some continental pils malt for some beers, but I'm really liking the CM for most of my lagers.
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