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20% Off Maris Otter Extract Syrup

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MoreBeer has marked down most sizes of their Maris Otter Malt Extract by 20%.  Shipping is free with a $59 order.

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About: Maris Otter is an Heirloom malt that is world renowned for its deep, rich flavor. It is considered Heirloom because it is an old varietal whose production of 1.5-2 tons per acre is very low. By comparison, modern varietals produce up to 4 tons per acre. Why do farmers still grow Maris Otter when more modern, high producing, disease resistant varietals are available? Because Craft Brewers around the World are willing to pay a premium for the complex, authentic pub flavor that Maris Otter provides. Maris Otter is an English malt extract, and is perfect for all English style beers.

Why did we choose Crisp Maris Otter?
The Crisp malting company is the ony privately held malt house in England and has a 140 year history of producing some of the finest malts in the World. Its authentic, heirloom malts are prized by craft brewers worldwide who put flavor first. As the price of Maris Otter has risen, Crisp is also one of the only Malt Producers that makes a 100% Maris Otter malt with no other malts blended in.

Flavors & Styles
Now for the first time home brewers making a batch from malt extract have access to the toasted bread, nutty, malt flavors that have made Crisp Maris Otter malt famous. We love it in Pale Ales, Browns, Reds, Porters, Stouts, Bitters, Scotch Ales, and even special IPA’s! But feel free to use it any beer where complex malt flavors are appropriate. This extract will produce a pale to light amber beer by itself, if you wish to make darker beers you can steep crystal malts, roasted malts, or specialty malts before adding this malt extract. We love feedback! Come back and leave a review letting us know how you used it and what you think of the flavor.

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Guest Post: A Look at Bairds Carastan

Bairds Carastan

Many thanks to Bill at Great Fermentations for this special Guest Post!

Late in 2014, Great Fermentations introduced a variety of products from maltsters we don’t normally carry including: Thomas Fawcett, Bairds, Best Malz, and several others. Since then, we’ve continued getting requests for some of these malts. Here’s a closer look at one of those malts… Bairds Carastan.

At it’s core, Carastan is a British Crystal malt, at 30-40° Lovibond. You can use it in your recipes up to 20% of the malt bill, and expect to get caramel/toffee flavors, along with a slight character reminiscent of toasted bread. Bairds Carastan is going to differ slightly from your American crystal malts in that it will contribute a deeper flavor than you might expect. That’s pretty typical of the British crystals, and why I like them so much! Bairds Carastan can be used to add both flavor and color to many recipes, including (but not limited to): English Pale Ales, Mild Ales, and Brown Ales.

The dominant flavor profiles that come across are caramel, toffee, and bready; that just screams ESB to me. I would use Carastan at a rate of about 10% of the total grain bill, along with a good, UK pale malt like Maris Otter. If you need to darken it up a bit, an ounce or two of UK black malt will do. Bitter it to about 40 IBUs with your favorite British hop, and add a bit more at the end of the boil for aroma. White Labs English Ale Yeast or Wyeast London ESB would be a good choice for fermentation.

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Great Fermentations Bill

About the Author:  Award winning homebrewer, Bill Jimerson, came to Great Fermentations in 2010 after spending over a decade in the motorcycle and power-sports industry. When he’s not tending to exploding fermenters or dangerously addicted to something on Netflix, Bill spends his off time working on Indy Beer News, a craft beer news and events calendar/podcast.

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30% Off Grain at Label Peelers

Bulk Homebrew Grain

Label Peelers is discounting their entire lineup of grain offerings, including malted barley, corn, oats, rye, wheat and more.  Malsters include Briess, Avangard, Dingemans, Muntons and more.  Offerings include base and specialty grains and apply to both bulk 50 and 55 lb bag purchases and smaller 1 and 10 lb offerings.

The 30% discount should be reflected on each product page, no coupon or discount code is required.

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35% Off Malt Extract!

Bulk Malt Extract

Label Peelers has discounted malt extract (both Liquid/LME and Dry/DME) by a whopping 35%.  No coupon code is required.  The discount should be reflected on each product page.  Includes small offerings all the way up to bulk 50 lb bags.  Malsters include Alexander’s, Briess and Muntons.  Varieties include Dark, Light, Amber, PIlsen, Wheat, Munich and more.

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Crisp Maris Otter Malt, 55 lb – $54.99

Crisp Maris Otter Malt

55 lb bag of 3 – 4 deg L Crisp Malting Maris Otter.  Description: “Now made from well modified Maris Otter malt. Perfectly suited to single infusion mashes. The malt for all English style Ales. More full flavored than any of the above malt, it is world renowned.” (keep reading)

Apparently MoreBeer has switched to a slightly different Maris Otter (Crisp’s Gleneagle) as their core offering and are discounting remaining bags of Crisp Maris Otter.

Crisp Maris Otter Malt (55 lb Sack) GS351 – $54.99

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Malt: A Practical Guide from Field to Brewhouse…. In stock and shipping!

Malt: A Practical Guide from Field to Brewhouse
Malt: A Practical Guide from Field to Brewhouse, the fourth and final title in the Brewing Elements Series has been available for pre-order for a while (since February of this year).  I noticed today that it’s finally in stock and shipping!

Malt: A Practical Guide from Field to Brewhouse

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New Bavarian Wheat, Porter and Stout and Rye Malt Extracts + Speidels on Sale

Bavarian Wheat Malt Extract Syrup

MoreBeer has started carrying three new malt extracts…

Bavarian Wheat Malt Extract Syrup

A blend of 65% Malted Wheat, and 35% Malted Barley, this Bavarian Wheat Extract is a great way to make traditional wheat beers. Use this in any recipe that calls for wheat malt, or add some wheat character to your favorite pale or IPA!

Porter and Stout Dark Malt Extract Syrup

A dark malt extract fantastic for the production of Porter, Stouts, or any other dark beer. Made for MoreBeer! from a mix of  Base Malt, Munich, Caramel 60, and Black Malt, this extract will make an amazingly rich wort. Use it in any beer that you’re looking for an intensely malty flavor along with a dark color.

Rye Malt Extract Syrup

Our new liquid Rye Extract is the best way to get that amazing spicy, rye character into an easily brewed extract beer!  This is a 9° L blend of Base Malt, Caramel 40, and Rye, which can brew an amazing beer on its own, or something even more complex when combined with other specialty malts or extracts! Made for MoreBeer! this extract contains 25% Rye malt, a bit of Caramel/Crystal 40, and the rest is base malt.  Thus a 7,8, or 9 pound bag is a perfect way to make a delicious Pale Rye, Rye IPA, Amber Rye or anything else you can dream up. We would love to hear your recipe and results in a review!

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