100# crystal 40L??? That seems like a lot compared to only 800# pale.i was stocking up, i'd go 800lb's pale malt, 100 pounds 40L crystal, and probably something like 400-500 lb's light munich....
It's getting a bit hard to find these days. Adventures in Homebrew has a steady supply and the Bell's brewery store tends to have 1lb bags available in the spring.I love it. Perfect. I also love bramling cross hop. I think its a heavily under rated hop. I can't find it locally.
Thanks, I'll skip the Swaen then. This is why I always would buy in Indy. I can get everything else local, but NOT the main ingredient. I haven't worked near there in order to make a stock up stop. I've always disliked Briess and prefer the other domestics. I really miss Rebel Brewer when they were in Nashville. I liked buying the years stock in one pop. Maybe the best option is mail order in the 10# lots for free freight.Ahh. Must be an LD Carlson shop. The only things that supplier stocks that you can't get cheaper elsewhere are garbage (like Avangard). Swaen is.... different. I don't have much experience, but my buddy did a side by side run with their malts and there's a different character running through all of em that neither of us were wild about.
say like 15lb's pale, 2 lb's crystal 40L, depending on how 'dark' my mood is 8oz's 1lb of munich? sounds good. and munich will work as a base malt, throw in some crystal 40?100# crystal 40L??? That seems like a lot compared to only 800# pale.
Also... Mr Monopoly here pays for roasted malt!! What happened to toasting your own!!??!!
(I only tease!! Plus i read somewhere he bracc roasts his own now, right?)
I will take a look. Thanks for the heads up. My LHBS had it on hand and was out of something common I needed used it on a suggestion and was hooked. Shortly after they stopped carrying it as no one bought it...It's getting a bit hard to find these days. Adventures in Homebrew has a steady supply and the Bell's brewery store tends to have 1lb bags available in the spring.
I am a huge fan of great western pilsner malt. I would be buying that but after all the barke suggestions I have to give it a try.Golden Promise
Weyermann or Best Pils for me
Rahr or Great Western 2 Row
Those are my favorites but currently not stocked by my local. He is carrying Briess (least favorite), Avangard, and Swaen. Avangard isn't Weyermann no doubt, and I have never tried Swaen anything. I've never had the opportunity to try Barke. All work, but are not my first choices obviously. I usually buy 5 sacks at the end of each year. I usually travel and buy in Indy as they have everything. I'm trying to support the local here as much as possible. He will special order, so I'll get a couple sacks of GP. I find it is worth the $$. I need malt now, so I'll get what he has this weekend. I wish I could find a comparable domestic pilsner. Anyone have any suggestions on domestic pilsner? I've also read good things about Briess Full Pint. I've not used Briess in 10 years +. I'm going to see about ordering a sack of FP and rolling the dice.
Pizza oven.say like 15lb's pale, 2 lb's crystal 40L, depending on how 'dark' my mood is 8oz's 1lb of munich? sounds good. and munich will work as a base malt, throw in some crystal 40?
and i just did the math, i guess that would be 15 months of malt. but when i have friends drive someplace with a bigger homrew shop like MoreBeer in SF, or tucson here, i try to get them to pick me up 6-8 bags of pale....it's like half price.
and no i can't roast really dark grain, too much smoke in the house? any ideas?
i have no idea, i have thought about growing my own grain and malting but if i go down that route i am going to quit my job buy more land near me and go all in on a pizza brew pub / homebrew shop.if anything a home coffee roaster...not sure how much smoke they produce though?