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DC Area Group Grain Buy #25

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Hey Mike,
Sorry about your shop closing, and welcome to our little gig.

You may want to edit your previous post and remove that email. ;)
Thanks! FWIW, I was doing a bit of the Group Grain Buy before I started working in the shop. So it's more a welcome back to our little gig. :)

Can't seem to edit that previous post with my email - maybe there's a time frame after which it can't be edited.
 

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What's the difference between melanodin and aromatic? I was thinking of getting a refill on melanodin but then I thought about it and realized I've never used aromatic at all.
As far as I know, they're pretty much the same thing. The only difference is Weyermann calls their version "Melanoidin," Briess and Dingeman call their versions "Aromatic."

Both are kilned to add more "maltiness" to the grain.

I've also heard that Melanoidin is a more "malty" Munich, and Aromatic is a more "malty" Vienna. Which kind of raises the question "what's the difference between Munich and Vienna?" The answer to which is, of course, about 400 kilometers. :)
 
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I assume some of us are looking at brewing and vacation schedules. I'd like to get an order in soon and, as previously discussed, figure out a regular schedule going forward. Lots of open splits and unsure many of them will close, but I'll put the call out now to review and close if you want something. If they don't close this time then add them to the next buy, the Summer order will hopefully be large.
 

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Was looking at possibly ordering this time around. Is there an estimate on the pickup? The site says 3/21 but was wondering if that is accurate. I am out of town a lot later this spring and do not want to order if I will not be around to pickup.

Also -- does anyone know the maltster on this?

1889C MALTED OATS 55 LB
 
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Realistically, I'm shooting for some time in April if a weekend works for most brewers. We could try to squeeze in an order this month but it might prove difficult and splits are unlikely to close. May will be tough for me but I can organize the order and get everything ready for pickup if the order drags out (not that I want it to).
 

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Realistically, I'm shooting for some time in April if a weekend works for most brewers. We could try to squeeze in an order this month but it might prove difficult and splits are unlikely to close. May will be tough for me but I can organize the order and get everything ready for pickup if the order drags out (not that I want it to).
April sounds good to me.
 
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Unfortunately I think so, hopefully everyone is staying safe and have enough stock to brew a few batches
 
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Losing my mind, but otherwise doing fine :D

Reached out to Harmony but didn't get a response, hope she's okay. 3 Stars are doing curb-side pickup and I thought maybe we could do some sort of socially responsible, social-distancing grain buy (sans splits and interaction with our fellow brewers). Will let everyone know if there are any updates, if you're in the area please consider supporting them by picking up a few packs.
 

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I need to swap one of my CO2 tanks - I hope they have them at 3 Stars. Was planning to reach out to them this week to see if they have any
 

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I'm waiting for things to get less crazy, and my 20 gallon(brute hdpe) trash can is full of sake right now. But I'm looking forward to making my yearly lambic brew. So will need more grains some time in the next few months.
 

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I've been working part time at Maryland Homebrew during the shutdown doing curbside delivery. We've been swamped and the manager is leaving. Full time and part time positions available. Email chrisanderson at mdhb dot com if you're interested.
 
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