Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Need a malt recommendation please


  • Please log in to reply
12 replies to this topic

#1 Poptop

Poptop

    Frequent Member

  • Patron
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 4816 posts
  • LocationCoconut Creek, FL

Posted 20 September 2019 - 01:58 PM

Seeking a base malt like a 2 row that offers the least amount of sweetness.  The drier and nondescript the better.

 

 


  • 0

#2 Mando

Mando

    Anti-Brag Queen

  • Patron
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 40394 posts
  • LocationLimbo

Posted 20 September 2019 - 02:01 PM

if I were to guess I'd think domestic pilsner might fit the bill.  I've never used it though.

 

beyond that maybe something that people making moonshine would use :P

 

eta:  would something completely off the wall that isn't barley do that?  how about just using 2-row and supplementing with sugar?  the big boys use rice, how about that?


Edited by Zsasz, 20 September 2019 - 02:02 PM.

  • 0

#3 ER Pemberton

ER Pemberton

    Comptroller of Forum Content

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 34715 posts

Posted 20 September 2019 - 03:19 PM

Briess or Rahr "2-row" are very nondescript. Rahr also makes a "pale ale" malt which is richer so stay away from that. If you look at Label Peelers you might find some Briess products that are pretty reasonable. I picked up 50 pounds of Briess Pilsner for $29 awhile back. Cheers.

#4 Mando

Mando

    Anti-Brag Queen

  • Patron
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 40394 posts
  • LocationLimbo

Posted 20 September 2019 - 04:05 PM

Briess or Rahr "2-row" are very nondescript. Rahr also makes a "pale ale" malt which is richer so stay away from that. If you look at Label Peelers you might find some Briess products that are pretty reasonable. I picked up 50 pounds of Briess Pilsner for $29 awhile back. Cheers.

 

it sounds like he's looking for something even less flavorful but I'm not sure it actually exists.


  • 0

#5 djinkc

djinkc

    Comptroller of Non-Defending Defenders of Inarticulate Twats

  • Patron
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 28199 posts
  • LocationKC - Kansas side

Posted 20 September 2019 - 05:35 PM

Rice will work but it is a PITA at my place.  I've used sweet potatoes (which I don't like) but they were fine in beer and really added no flavor I picked up.  They also have some amylase.  Flaked potatoes will work too.   I like brown sugar over white.  It goes in a lot of stuff here.


Edited by djinkc, 20 September 2019 - 05:36 PM.

  • 0

#6 miccullen

miccullen

    Cheap Blue Meanie

  • Patron
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 63083 posts
  • LocationSpokane, WA

Posted 20 September 2019 - 05:49 PM

distillers malt?


  • 0

#7 Mando

Mando

    Anti-Brag Queen

  • Patron
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 40394 posts
  • LocationLimbo

Posted 21 September 2019 - 06:36 AM

distillers malt?

 

yeah, I was wondering what that stuff was like.  I'd think it would be made to dry out as much as possible.


  • 0

#8 denny

denny

    Living Legend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 8686 posts
  • LocationEugene OR

Posted 21 September 2019 - 12:07 PM

Seeking a base malt like a 2 row that offers the least amount of sweetness.  The drier and nondescript the better.

 

Vienna...dry, but I dunno about non descript


Edited by denny, 21 September 2019 - 12:08 PM.

  • 0

#9 Mando

Mando

    Anti-Brag Queen

  • Patron
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 40394 posts
  • LocationLimbo

Posted 21 September 2019 - 12:41 PM

Vienna...dry, but I dunno about non descript

 

yeah I wouldn't call vienna non-descript.  it's pretty malty.


  • 0

#10 ER Pemberton

ER Pemberton

    Comptroller of Forum Content

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 34715 posts

Posted 21 September 2019 - 12:54 PM

Poptop, the other one that people mention as "versatile" but also quite "boring" is CMC 2-row.  Some brewers I know will use it straight for lighter styles like blondes or pale ales but then add some Munich to it to give it some depth in other styles.  I had a sack of it at one time and it was pretty low-flavor.  Just thinking out loud.  



#11 Mando

Mando

    Anti-Brag Queen

  • Patron
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 40394 posts
  • LocationLimbo

Posted 21 September 2019 - 02:06 PM

Poptop, the other one that people mention as "versatile" but also quite "boring" is CMC 2-row.  Some brewers I know will use it straight for lighter styles like blondes or pale ales but then add some Munich to it to give it some depth in other styles.  I had a sack of it at one time and it was pretty low-flavor.  Just thinking out loud.  

 

I use CMC 2-row all the time and I just figured that's how all domestic 2-row was unless it was marketed as pale ale.


  • 0

#12 miccullen

miccullen

    Cheap Blue Meanie

  • Patron
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 63083 posts
  • LocationSpokane, WA

Posted 21 September 2019 - 07:07 PM

I use CMC 2-row all the time and I just figured that's how all domestic 2-row was unless it was marketed as pale ale.

My go to is Great Western "premium" 2-row just basic brewing malt


  • 0

#13 Poptop

Poptop

    Frequent Member

  • Patron
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 4816 posts
  • LocationCoconut Creek, FL

Posted 25 September 2019 - 07:25 AM

Fellas, thank you for all the good suggestions.  Me thinks this will be trial and error should I accept the mission.


  • 1


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users