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Old 05-23-2008, 05:32 AM   #1
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I've read many posts about how great Maris Otter malt is. My LHBS only carries Hugh Baird. Can anyone explain the differences?

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Old 05-23-2008, 06:00 AM   #2
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Apr 2007
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The difference is quite simple: Maris Otter is a type of barley, Hugh Baird is a brand.

Maris Otter is a two-row winter barley and works well in any English beer style. It's available from several different maltsters.

Hugh Baird & Sons is one such maltster; they produce malt from two-row UK barley at facilities in Pencaitland, Scotland and Witham, England. One of the malt varieties that they offer is Maris Otter Pale Ale Malt.
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Old 05-23-2008, 06:02 AM   #3
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I'm far from an expert but I think Hugh Baird actually produces Maris Otter along with other malted barley products. Take a look at this site.

EDIT: flowerysong's answer was muuch better than mine!

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Old 05-23-2008, 06:23 AM   #4
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Yep Hugh Baird makes a maris otter. Maris Otter is a specific type of base malt and hugh baird is a brand. You may actually be getting hugh baird maris otter.

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