Great Western California Select 2-Row Malt

Great Western California Select 2-Row Malt

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California Select 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.

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Why did you choose this?
MoreFlavor Store
like the local feel
David D on May 23, 2019
had a 5 star rateing
Henry F K on Feb 26, 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
Tom 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 M 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 M on Jan 13, 2018
great base malt
mike w on Apr 4, 2019
I want to brew a batch of Resilience IPA. Keep it all local!
Kevin J on Dec 27, 2018

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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
1 year ago
The jury is still out...
Im not sure yet, my recipe estimated og at 1.060 and this 20lbs mashed at 150f only yielded 1.051 og. I don't think I've ever been off by that much before...if this happens again this grain may be old or something...
May 2, 2018
1 year ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Efficiency can be a sore subject, with so many contributing factors. We are sorry to hear about your experience with this malt.
May 2, 2018
Zach R Staff
A nice malt. This is now going to be my standard base malt.
February 18, 2018
1 year ago
Worked great in a spring saison i just brewed with chocolate mint, coriander, mango and thyme.
May 17, 2016
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
Something different.California Select 2-Row Malt
Thought i would give this malt a try. I'll order more next time.
May 27, 2015
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.
May 30, 2014
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
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