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Full Bags of Malt from $66/Bag Shipped

Great Western Malting Grain Homebrew

Home Brew Stuff is offering free shipping on most orders of $59 or more.  That includes… full sacks of malt.

Note: Each product page prices malt by the lb.  Just add 50 lbs to your cart for a full bag.  That means 2 Row and Pale Malt are $66 per bag shipped.  Maris Otter is $75 and Much is $71.

As long as you’re above $59 you’ll get free shipping on grain.  That means you can get 1/2 bag of 2 Row and 1/2 Bag of Maris Otter and your order ships for free and you’re paying the same rate as full bag per lb price.

This includes, but is not limited to…

2 Row – 1.8L Great Western. A great base malt that can be used in single infusion mashes. Provides for a soft malt character in the finished beer. Used by a majority of the West Coast microbreweries as their base malt for multiple styles. This malt is also the first substitute for someone looking for 6-row malt.

Northwest Pale Malt – 2.6-3.0°L A slightly darker base malt than our Premium 2-Row, our Northwest Pale Ale Malt is produced from well-modified, Western-grown 2-Row barley, with a kilning regimen based closely on traditional British Pale Ale malting practices. Contributes a malty complexity to beer flavor and aroma. Excellent in American Pale Ales and American versions of British beer styles.

Crisp Malting Maris Otter – 3.5-4.5°L Maris Otter is an English 2-row varietal barley introduced in 1966 that was developed specifically to produce high quality malt for the production of ale. Its low nitrogen content, uniformly plump kernels, and robust husk has made it a favorite among English brewers for its reliable and forgiving brewhouse performance, and, most notably, because of the unique Maris Otter flavor it adds to the beer which may be absent in modern barley varieties grown for yield and ease of agricultural production. This fine base malt will easily convert with a single infusion mash, and produce an orange tinged golden wort with a unique rich, slightly nutty flavor. An excellent malt for any English style beer.

Munich – 8-10°L Great Western Munich malts are produced in the traditional European manner, using selected higher-protein 2-Row barleys, malted to achieve high levels of protein solubilization and color formation. Munich Malt can be used as a base malt for bock beer and doppelbock. Used in smaller quantities in Dunkel Lagers, IPAs, Ambers, and wherever increased malt flavor and aromas are desired, but without introducing caramel/crystal flavors. Can be used at 20%-70% percent of the grist.

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Malt: A Practical Guide from Field to Brewhouse – now Available on Kindle

Malt: A Practical Guide from Field to Brewhouse
Malt: A Practical Guide from Field to Brewhouse, is the fourth and final title in the Brewing Elements Series.

The print copy became available toward the end of last year.

malt by john mallet

I just noticed this tweet from Brewers Publications – connect with HBF on TwitterMalt is now available for the Kindle e-reader device.

Kindle Edition books can be viewed on your Kindle Device or on free reader applications available for your iPhone, Android or Windows smart phone – and  for your web browser via Amazon’s Cloud Reader.  This dynamic link will take you to the appropriate reader for your current platform.

Kindle: Malt: A Practical Guide from Field to Brewhouse

Paperback: Malt: A Practical Guide from Field to Brewhouse

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The Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Hops, Malts, and Brewing Herbs

The Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Hops, Malts, and Brewing Herbs: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply (Back-To-Basics) (Back to Basics Growing)

The Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Hops, Malts, and Brewing Herbs: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply (Back-To-Basics) (Back to Basics Growing) by John N Paragine

The Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Hops, Malts, and Brewing Herbs: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply (Back-To-Basics) (Back to Basics Growing)

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Ends Soon: 30% Off Malt Extract

Bulk Malt Extract

Label Peelers has discounted malt extract (both Liquid/LME and Dry/DME) by a whopping 30%.  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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30% Off Malt Extract

Bulk Malt Extract

Label Peelers has discounted malt extract (both Liquid/LME and Dry/DME) by a whopping 30%.  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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20% Off Maris Otter Extract Syrup

More Beer Maris Otter Extract

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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