Questions tagged [base-malt]

A malt with enough enzymatic power to convert its own starches into fermentable sugars. A typical beer recipe will include a significant portion of a base malt.

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How should I determine a ratio between malts?

I am new to the home brewing community and have a question regarding some malts I am using on my next batch. After using a few beer kits from Brewers Best, I am taking a spin at trying to gather my ...
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Do I need to use enzymes in making malt whisky?

I have read that when using malted barley the conversion rate of starch to sugar is inefficient. Is this correct? Are there any advantages to adding additional enzymes like beano? If so what enzymes ...
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Which yeast and hops should I use to learn the distinctive taste of various grains?

(This title is purposely worded after this question.) I'm about to begin all-grain brewing soon. I'm excited about all of the options, combinations, and ratios of the different grains, but it is very ...
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corn beer steps and suggestions using a home stove

I am planning to make corn beer, what are the times you would suggest for mashing? Is there a way to make it on a home stove? Has anyone got experience with that? UPDATE A friend already does corn ...
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Pilsner vs 2 Row

I've searched around, but I still would like an elaborate review on the difference in taste between these two base malts. Only interested in North American varieties, also. I'm not sure what "grainy"...
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belgian vs german pilsner malt

I've been brewing belgian beers with belgian pilsner malt, and german lagers with german pilsner malt without really thinking about it. But what is it that distinguishes these malts to make them ...
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Opinions on base malt: Prairie Malt from Biggar, Sask.

I'm wondering if any of you have any opinions on a base malt called "Prairie Malt", made by Prairie Malt Limited of Biggar, Saskatchewan (Canada). There's something in the flavor of some of my beers ...
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Do you use a default/standard base malt? What are the advantages?

Does anyone use a standard base malt to build your recipes from? What are the advantages? A couple of obvious advantages would be having the ability to buy large bags of the base malt (and ensuring ...
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What's the difference between 2-row and 6-row malt?

I know the difference has to do with how the grains grow on the stock, but I'm not completely sure what that difference is. It also seems like 2-row is more commonly used as a base malt, but I've seen ...