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.


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Mark A on Jul 11, 2022
Base malt of choice for brewing
Keith H on Mar 8, 2022
Mark A on Jul 11, 2022
Been using it with nice results, why change from local
Andy G on Jun 30, 2022
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
Kerry B on Mar 11, 2021
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
Been using it with nice results, why change from local
Andy G on Jun 30, 2022
keep it local
Michael Ingram on Aug 26, 2021

4.8 / 5.0
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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
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
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
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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