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#1 HVB

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Posted 24 September 2021 - 06:26 AM

For years I have always used CMC two row but I no longer have that option so any thoughts or preference between Rahr ( pale ale or two row) and Briess ( Brewers Malt or Pale ale)?  They are all close in price with the Briess Pale Ale being the most expensive.  I think at this point I am just going to go with Rahr pale ale unless anyone has had bad experience with it.

 


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#2 Mando

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Posted 24 September 2021 - 06:46 AM

For years I have always used CMC two row but I no longer have that option so any thoughts or preference between Rahr ( pale ale or two row) and Briess ( Brewers Malt or Pale ale)?  They are all close in price with the Briess Pale Ale being the most expensive.  I think at this point I am just going to go with Rahr pale ale unless anyone has had bad experience with it.

 

I was never under the impression that briess was anything great so I'd give Rahr a try.


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Posted 24 September 2021 - 07:16 AM

I was never under the impression that briess was anything great so I'd give Rahr a try.

Same feeling I had.


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Posted 24 September 2021 - 11:25 AM

I'm a big fan of Rahr


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Posted 24 September 2021 - 11:39 AM

I'm a big fan of Rahr

Thanks!


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Posted 24 September 2021 - 11:42 AM

I've never heard anyone say they really love briess :)
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Posted 24 September 2021 - 11:47 AM

I've never heard anyone say they really love briess :)

No .. I have heard more meh about it than anything.


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Posted 24 September 2021 - 12:30 PM

Definitely Rahr. I think Briess is a big meh. I used Rahr alot after I too couldn't get CMC anymore. Now I use a local place.
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Posted 24 September 2021 - 04:37 PM

Rahr. And the pale ale will have a nice slightly richer maltiness to it. I prefer MO for it, but Rahr pale ale made some really nice ESBs for me.


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Posted 29 September 2021 - 02:48 PM

A local brewery sold me a sack of Rahr North Star Pils for $36. I haven't used it on its own yet to get a good taste but it was about 60% in a sour today.
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Posted 30 September 2021 - 04:17 AM

A local brewery sold me a sack of Rahr North Star Pils for $36. I haven't used it on its own yet to get a good taste but it was about 60% in a sour today.

I would love 36 bucks .. 


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Posted 30 September 2021 - 04:20 AM

I would love 36 bucks ..


Buddy up with a local brewery!
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Posted 30 September 2021 - 04:46 AM

Buddy up with a local brewery!

Even my price from the brewery were not that cheap.


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Posted 30 September 2021 - 04:54 AM

I'd have to look again but I think I'm getting CMC for about $33-34 per sack.


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Posted 30 September 2021 - 05:04 AM

I'd have to look again but I think I'm getting CMC for about $33-34 per sack.

I was getting Weyerman Pilsner and Simpson GP so the cost was more.  The regular two row was silo grain so no bags of that to buy.

 

In the end when 4 packs are getting over 20 bucks a sack for 40 or even 50 is still a bargain.


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