Since I started brewing I've always bought grains/hops/yeast by the batch. Since I am confident I will brew at least 5 more batches, I am going to pick up a 50-55lb sack of base grains, and a few pounds of other grains. I'd say that if I forecasted my next 5 brew days, I'm looking at 4 IPA/NEIPA's and 1 stout/other style. Is it worthwhile to buy a 'better' base grain, like Golden Promise or Maris Otter, or is the flavor negligible compared to 2-row for an IPA? I found mixed feedback in my research. Any advice from those that brew similar styles regularly is appreciated.
50 lb 2-row
10 lb golden promise or MO - thinking possibly 75% 2-row and 25% GP/MO for my base?
10 lb white wheat malt
5 lb honey malt
or
50 lb golden promise
10 lb white wheat
5 lb honey malt
or
50 lb maris otter
10 lb white wheat
5 lb honey malt
50 lb 2-row
10 lb golden promise or MO - thinking possibly 75% 2-row and 25% GP/MO for my base?
10 lb white wheat malt
5 lb honey malt
or
50 lb golden promise
10 lb white wheat
5 lb honey malt
or
50 lb maris otter
10 lb white wheat
5 lb honey malt