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Old 08-18-2007, 03:43 AM   #1
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Default Maris Otter and "crisp malt" definition?

Hey, everyone. I just got a 50 lb bag of Maris Otter malt, and in big, bold letters on the front it says "Crisp Malting." Now, I was at the Mammoth Bluesapaloosa beer fest a couple of weeks ago and a number of brewers were talking about crisp malt... Is this just another name for Maris, or is it a name given to a certain process of malting?

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Old 08-18-2007, 04:15 AM   #2
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I don't actually know for sure (someone will correct me I'm sure), but as a guess that sounds like the name of the malting company.


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Old 08-18-2007, 04:39 AM   #3
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Fly is close. Maris Otter is a cultivar of grain which can be produced by any number of maltsters. In your case Crisp is the maltster. Similar to American 2-row (cultivar) from maltster Briess
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The only term that you'd normally see that applies to the method of production is floor malt. It means it's been done the traditional way.
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Basic rule of packaging: the largest lettering is either a trademark name or the manufacturer.
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Old 08-18-2007, 02:20 PM   #6
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Thanks, folks. I've been using a few pounds at a time to supplement my standard American Pale base... Now I'm gonna try several of my usual recipes using all Maris Otter as the base. It seems more flavorful than the American. Cheers, -p
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The only term that you'd normally see that applies to the method of production is floor malt. It means it's been done the traditional way.
So I have got a sack of Bairds Maris Otter. Is that floor malted?
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Google can be your friend. Check this link for Crisp Malting:

http://www.crispmalt.info/

And this one for Baird Malt:

http://www.bairds-malt.co.uk/main_frame.htm
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Thanks, guy from Iowa. Those links were interesting... I'm curious, and maybe this should be a separate post... are their any West Coast (USA) malting companies?

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are their any West Coast (USA) malting companies?
At least two on this list: http://brewingtechniques.com/bmg/adm.html

Great Western, and California Concentrates (makes Alexander's Sun Country).


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