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Old 08-22-2012, 09:10 PM   #1
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I am participating in a group buy, and I have two options for 2-row. I can get the Great Western Premium 2-row or the Canadian Malting Company Canadian 2-row.

Are these two malts practically the same? The price difference isn't huge, but I'd rather get all of one than mix and match if they are the same. Thanks!

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Old 08-23-2012, 11:53 PM   #2
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:45 AM   #3
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The Canada malting 2 row is very good. It also comes in a 25 kilo sack so you get an extra 5 pounds. I would not hesitate to get it
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Old 08-24-2012, 01:12 AM   #4
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Ive bought a big bag of GW 2 row pale,dont know if that is different than premium,but was very happy with the beers I made.Seemed a little breadier than normal. Ive tried a lot of malts and Im under the influence that they all have their own character/differneces. Sometimes you can tell,like with German Pilsner or Canadian or whatever as well as wheat malts.
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Old 08-24-2012, 01:22 AM   #5
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I've been happy with my Canada Malting 2-row purchase compared to Briess, but I mainly use it for super hoppy and super roasty beers myself.

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Old 08-24-2012, 02:23 AM   #6
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I have used alot of 2-row malt. Always come back to Canada for the price and results. Just my .02

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