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Old 09-08-2017, 08:36 PM   #11
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Do think this is the same and as good as Maris Otter?
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Looks like GEB have lost me as a customer and HBC have gained me. I bought a 25kg sack of the irish pale malt for �£17.10 from GEB. It'll last me for a while yet but I'll be buying some the HBC irish malt when it comes to my next 25kg sack
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I would say it's probably as good as MO but wont give you quite the same flavour. MO has more malty, biscuity, bready flavour. What you can do (which is what i do) is add some biscuit or amber malt. You could add a bit of some munich or even melanoidin malt too
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Old 09-08-2017, 09:23 PM   #14
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HBC have just had my order. The 5% forum discount worked too.


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Old 10-08-2017, 12:06 PM   #15
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I lived in Ireland for a bit and used both HBC and GEB, I went off HBC because they sold me some tubing which didn't fit my system, despite asking them in person whether it would fit a 1/2" barb. They refused to refund me and said it was my problem not theirs. Whenever there's been an issue with GEB they've resolved it really well.
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Did GEB say they will have more in the future? Their site indicates they will
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Nice one, been looking around and just missed the other offer! this will do nicely.
first time i've ordered a 25kg sack!!
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I does look that way.lets hope so
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I am amazed how cheap they can do it for, when I was buying crisp best pale malt trade I would have been paying £16.74 25Kg if VAT was added (its not if your a registered brewery) and it would only go down to £15 if I bought a ton. I suspect they are selling at or close to cost in the hope you buy a load of expensive hops or something at the same time.
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I suspect they are selling at or close to cost in the hope you buy a load of expensive hops or something at the same time.
Lol I buy the cheapest and / or whatever is on special offer, and my yeast comes from CML!
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