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Great Western Malting Premium 2-Row (55 lb Sack)

Great Western Malting Premium 2-Row (55 lb Sack)

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Description

2° L - 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.

Example Malt Analysis:
TYPE: Premium Two Row Malt

Great Western Malting Company

Chemical Analysis

Moisture, % 4.4
Extract %, finely ground malt, as is 77.9
Extract %, finely ground malt, dry basis 81.5
Extract %, coarsley ground malt, as is 76.2
Extract %, coarsley ground malt, dry basis 80.4
F/C Difference % 1.1
Color, laboratory Wort, degrees Lovibond 2.07
Viscosity 1.47
Beta Glucan, ppm 55
Diastatic Power 141
Alpha Amylase (DU) 58.5
Total Soluble Protein %, dry basis 5.37
Total Protein %, dry basis 11.33
S/T Ratio % 47.4
Conversion, minutes 5-7
Aroma of Mash Aromatic
Filtration Time Normal
Clarity of Wort 11

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its in the recipe
greg c on Nov 23, 2020
Amber ale
Valued C on Oct 29, 2020
its in the recipe
greg c on Nov 23, 2020
Amber ale
Valued C on Oct 29, 2020
Amber ale
Valued C on Oct 29, 2020
Great base malt
Bill Aurand on Oct 9, 2020
High diastatic power for a fast, clean ferment, and a wide range of applications.
Jan D on Sep 29, 2020
I wanted to use domestically-grown barley
Thomas Gariety on Sep 23, 2020
Following a vanilla porter recipe
Travis E on Sep 17, 2020
Solid base malt for American style pale ales
Michael B on Sep 5, 2020
Need for receipt
Ronald B on Aug 29, 2020
good base malt for IPA
MITCHELL M on Aug 28, 2020
To make a marzen and pale ales
C H on Aug 27, 2020
Going to compare with other pale 2-row malt with the ASBC hot steep method.
Jon D on Aug 26, 2020
i wanted a whole sack but it does not qualify for free shipping so I purchased a lot of the smaller bags.
Mason t on Aug 15, 2020
Cloning beer, great western malt reputation
Ross J B on Aug 7, 2020
the home brewery is getting low on base malt
MARK R on Aug 4, 2020
Good price
Nathan Krull on Jul 31, 2020
Recipe
Tim B on Jul 29, 2020
for Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Clone
John L A on Jul 24, 2020
for Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Clone
John L A on Jul 24, 2020
recipe
Raymond T on Jul 23, 2020
To make the Black is Beautiful beer!
Khadi T on Jul 15, 2020
Best local Pale Malt
Brian V on Jul 15, 2020
Recipe
Dave on Jul 14, 2020
Excellent base malt for everything
Michael V on Jul 7, 2020
I prefer pale ale
Randy S on Jul 1, 2020
a good base
Mike D on Jul 1, 2020
testing base malts
Robert M on Jun 29, 2020
Go to base malt
Shane A B on Jun 26, 2020
For pale ale
Matthew J on Jun 19, 2020
Used it before and love the malt character.
Michael L on Jun 11, 2020
great malt
Valued C on Jun 10, 2020
great malt
Valued C on Jun 10, 2020
Me viking brewer
Blake on Jun 9, 2020
I wanted to try something other than Briess for a batch or two.
Paul B on Jun 4, 2020
Best base malt
Michael V on Jun 4, 2020
I have used this before, good sturdy Malt
Bryan K on May 28, 2020
Lager
Richard S on May 23, 2020
Great base malt
Michael V on May 16, 2020
Price
Michael B on May 15, 2020
recipe
Eric H on May 14, 2020
recipe
Barbara C on May 13, 2020
Standard use
Barbara C on May 13, 2020
American Blonde Ale Recipe
Riley B on May 8, 2020
To take over the World
Doi j H on May 5, 2020
Key ingredient to the Pale and IPA I will brew soon
Valued C on May 2, 2020
Price
Joseph M on Apr 29, 2020
Malt for APA
John L A on Apr 28, 2020
Malt for APA
John L A on Apr 28, 2020
Great tasting versatile malt, yields a nice light gold color
Chromebook User on Apr 25, 2020
This is a base malt to make a lot of beers
Raju B on Apr 23, 2020
Amber ale
Valued C on Oct 29, 2020
Great base malt
Bill Aurand on Oct 9, 2020
Why does this malt and many others have "California Proposition 65" associated with it? Is it just the plastic packaging?
adam walcott on Jan 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Adam - Yes, that is due to the packaging.
Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Just OK
I bought this to add to a ASBC Hot Steep evaluation along with 3 other base malts that I normally use. I found it very neutral in flavor and aroma compared to the others.
September 8, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Value
Good diastatic power and light flavor
April 6, 2020
Purchased
8 months ago
Very nice malt.
Very nice subdued maltiness. Used it in My APA and Blueberry Ale. Seems to mill well and work well with pretty good conversion.
Would like to try GWM Caramel Steam Malt. Sounds interesting.
August 18, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Great quality base malt
This was a great base malt that was delivered early - highly recommend
February 28, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Fresh
Great base malt!! Have brewed IPA, NE IPA & Cream Ales with this and all have been great!
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February 14, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Great grain
It’s 2 row, it makes great beer!
January 24, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
High quality, well balanced, fresh!
Great conversion, nice balanced malt profile, all around good malt!
September 4, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
2 row malt
seems to work better than briess
August 28, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Great malt for bulk purchase
I purchased a 50-lb bag of Great Western Domestic 2-Row and I loved it! This malt does as advertised: provides a a soft malt character. I used it in IPA's and Stouts with great success.

The grains crushed nicely and uniformly with my KitchenAid grain mill attachment.
February 12, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Great 2-Row
Great 2-row, arrived fresh from MoreBeer. I've had more luck with this brand than the two other big American ones. Very happy with quality of malt and efficiency I get from this grain.
February 8, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago