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Mecca Grade Estate Malts

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For those with experience using the Mecca Grade Shaniko (White Winter Wheat) Malt.. Does it taste as described "like cookie dough right off the spoon"?
Oddly enough, it kinda does. I tasted the wort after the mash and boil and there is a very subtle cookie flavor. I used 3 lbs of Shaniko and 12 lbs of Lamonta. I was actually worried it would make my IPA taste weird but I have enough hops in it that the cookie flavor doesn't really come through. I think Shaniko could be really good in a sweet stout recipe.
 

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Looks yummy! Well, is it?
I've only used a bit of Shaniko so far and am almost out of Lamonta. Boy, it's made my beers better!
It is! Maybe it's a waste to use premium malts with a lot of hops but I can taste the difference that they add so I will keep doing it. I would like to try a recipe that lets the malt flavor come through more.
 
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Any feed back on Gateway ? I'm curious to give this a go, and thinking about how I should mash it.
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If I drive up there, will they sell me 10 pounds? Or do I need to buy an entire bag? I'm asking because I'd like to get a variety of malts.
 
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If I drive up there, will they sell me 10 pounds? Or do I need to buy an entire bag? I'm asking because I'd like to get a variety of malts.
They have a tasting room, and do tours or the Malt House. I know people have gotten smaller amounts there, but I think you need to call ahead to get sorted. In Portland, FH Steinbarts carries their stuff - last time I was in there I believe they had their entire collection.
 
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