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California Select (Pure California) Malt - Great Western Malting

California Select (Pure California) Malt - Great Western Malting

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2 L - Great Western - California Select, recently rebranded as Pure California, is a 2-row malt that is a part of a new line of state-specific, I.P. (identity preserved) malts. These I.P. malts are perfect for brewers who wish to brew a beer with local ingredients. This California-Select malt contains barley that is solely grown in California. Average 2L in color. A clean, neutral malt perfect as a base for almost any style ale.

BrandGreat Western
Type2-Row Malt
OriginAmerica
Lovibond Range0 - 5 L
Lovibond2
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Base malt of choice for brewing
Keith H on Mar 8, 2022
keep it local
Michael Ingram on Aug 26, 2021
Base malt of choice for brewing
Keith H on Mar 8, 2022
keep it local
Michael Ingram on Aug 26, 2021
keep it local
Michael Ingram on Aug 26, 2021
For my next brew day
Damon De R on Jun 29, 2021
good grains
Bryan W on May 28, 2021
My preferred base malt
Keith H on Apr 23, 2021
Something new
David K on Apr 13, 2021
availability
Kerry B on Mar 11, 2021
pricing
Gary S G on Jan 13, 2021
Not Available Locally
Andrew K on Dec 5, 2020
Used before
chris schatzinger on Aug 11, 2020
woo go golden state!
Kara T on Jul 24, 2020
Used it in the past. Great quality
Mindy T on Jul 2, 2020
another good base malt
Mike D on Jul 1, 2020
Previous email
Oscar on Apr 21, 2020
Brewing Pale Ale
Jared L on Apr 8, 2020
Likes it
Matthew O on Jan 14, 2020
Recipe, good reviews
Jeffrey K on Nov 9, 2019
California Based
tristan k on Oct 23, 2019
Great malt. Plump kernels. Always happy with this.
Mary McCloud on Oct 16, 2019
making a steam beer for a contest with local brew club...thought that the California selection would offer a conversation ingredient
Selena C on Aug 28, 2019
This has become my new go-to base malt for most of my IPA's since it provide I think this malt would accommodate most ale styles.
William Snowden on Aug 28, 2019
like the local feel
David D on May 23, 2019
great base malt
mike w on Apr 4, 2019
had a 5 star rateing
Henry F K on Feb 26, 2019
I want to brew a batch of Resilience IPA. Keep it all local!
Kevin J on Dec 27, 2018
Love that I can say my malts came from CA!
Alex Perkins on Oct 24, 2018
I live in the area where the barely was grown. Trying to use local ingredients
Kenneth G on Oct 4, 2018
Can't get it at my local store, use it in many recipes I developed living in Concord
Andrew K on Aug 21, 2018
Nice, clean and locally sourced
Adam Peppas on Aug 21, 2018
First time using. Just giving it a try
Travis Nissen on Jul 31, 2018
Nice, clean, and locally grown.
Adam Peppas on Jun 28, 2018
Because I’m basic and love using 2-Row
Richard C on Jun 26, 2018
Local grown
jeremiah t on Mar 27, 2018
Used in multiple batches
Mitchel tritt on Mar 3, 2018
This has become my go-to 2-row. The flavor and quality is far beyond the others.
Adam P. S on Jan 24, 2018
This is my normal 2-row. Good quality
Mary McCloud on Jan 24, 2018
I have used this as the base for most of my recent brews and the flavor is excellent.
Adam P. S on Jan 18, 2018
I have really liked the quality of this product in past orders
Mary McCloud on Jan 13, 2018
keep it local
Michael Ingram on Aug 26, 2021
For my next brew day
Damon De R on Jun 29, 2021
Reviews

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Rated 5 out of 5
good stuff
hasn't failed me yet. my last buy was shipped from back east (Penn?), so hope you don't run out.
April 21, 2020
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
GOOD
As always a great grain I will know soon if it's right for my version of a hazelnut brown nectar which will be in a keg soon.
June 30, 2018
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
A nice malt. This is now going to be my standard base malt.
February 18, 2018
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Saison!?
Worked great in a spring saison i just brewed with chocolate mint, coriander, mango and thyme.
May 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
Great for SMaSH
I've used this as my base malt in a single malt/single hop pale ale twice now. It does a good job of laying a foundation for the hops to shine.
May 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
Something different.California Select 2-Row Malt
Thought i would give this malt a try. I'll order more next time.
May 27, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5
Versatile and Reliable
This is a great base malt for almost any style. Its clean, neutral taste lets the flavors of your specialty malt additions shine. I've never had issues converting non-barley adjuncts when I've used California Select. Very consistent from batch to batch. It's also nice to have a locally sourced ingredient as a major component in my beers.
Rated 4 out of 5
No frills base malt
I just switched over to using this as my standard American 2-row base malt. It is a little less bready and sweet than the other offerings, but I prefer that especially when trying to make a very simple and clean brew. It's almost somewhere in-between pilsner and some of the deeper colored 2-row malts available (in terms of flavor and color).
September 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
My Preferred Base Malt
This is my current house base malt. I find the neutral, mildly sweet flavor to be perfect for any ale style.
May 1, 2013