One of my LHBS has been mixing up their grains where you can now walk in and buy a 5 or 10 pound prepackaged bag of grain. I do like the idea because you don't have to wait around while someone weighs it and packages it. Anyway, the day I went I needed pilsner and the options were Dingeman's (I bought a 10-lb bag) and Rahr Pilsner (I bought a 10-lb bag). I'm making this American Premium tomorrow (hopefully) and I'm getting to the end of my Barke Pils. I want to keep the Dingeman's for something where the pils malt needs to be good so I plan to make up the rest with Rahr. I'm concerned that this Barke Pils has me spoiled now because I haven't used any other pilsner malt since I started using it. For the beer tomorrow, I need about 6 lbs of pilsner and it'll probably be 50% Barke and 50% Rahr. Any experience with the Rahr? Is it good?
Who has experience with Rahr Premium Pilsner malt?
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Posted 16 June 2017 - 04:29 AM
I've used hundreds of lbs of Rahr pils. Its good stuff. Made the best light lager I've ever had (commercial or homebrew) using a grist of it, acid malt, and S189 so it can stand on its on.
Posted 16 June 2017 - 06:53 AM
Thanks Chils. While I was measuring it out yesterday I chewed on a few kernels and I thought it was pretty flavorful... a little honey, some of that graham craker & grape nuts, etc. I'm a fan of regular Rahr 2-row when it applies and I like Rahr Pale Ale malt. Cheers.
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