Base malt

Discussion in 'Grain, Hops, Yeast & Water' started by Rogermort, Aug 9, 2017.

  1. Aug 9, 2017 #1

    Rogermort

    Rogermort

    Rogermort

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2015
    Messages:
    135
    Likes Received:
    30
    Location:
    NULL
    I got all excited about Geterbrewed's Irish Ale Malt. I'd read some good reviews of it and at just £19 a sack it looked an absolute bargain.
    It's shown on their website as currently out of stock so rather than jump in and pay £30 for my usual Maris Otter, I thought I'd give them a call and find out when it was likely to be back in stock. The bad news is that it isn't. Apparently they are now working much more closely with Crisp and as a consequence the cheap ale and lager malts are no longer available. They do have some Irish Stout Malt available at the bargain price but I'd struggle to get through 25 kilos of that.
    So, given that I'm now looking at between £27 and £33 per sack plus shipping, do any other forum users have recommendations on where to get malt bargains?
    I tend to brew pale ales and bitters.
     
  2. Aug 9, 2017 #2

    jceg316

    jceg316

    jceg316

    Regular. Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2014
    Messages:
    1,035
    Likes Received:
    295
  3. Aug 9, 2017 #3

    Bigcol49

    Bigcol49

    Bigcol49

    Regular. Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2015
    Messages:
    2,100
    Likes Received:
    1,140
    Location:
    Doncaster
  4. Aug 9, 2017 #4

    chub1

    chub1

    chub1

    Junior Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2016
    Messages:
    2,090
    Likes Received:
    712
    Location:
    surrey north
    That's a bummer:twisted:
    I went to order some pale and lager malt the other week but out of stock.Got some stout malt instead.Have used it in a brew,mixed with the pale so will see how it fares.By all accounts it's not JUST for stout.
     
  5. Aug 9, 2017 #5

    Irishwizard

    Irishwizard

    Irishwizard

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2016
    Messages:
    232
    Likes Received:
    87
    Location:
    NULL
    britton likes this.
  6. Aug 9, 2017 #6

    Sadfield

    Sadfield

    Sadfield

    Regular. Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2016
    Messages:
    1,085
    Likes Received:
    517
    Location:
    Macclesfield
    Had to Google that one, never heard it called Stout Malt before. Lightly kilned propino. I think I'm using something similar although Muntons call it Extra Pale Propino. I like it so far, expecially when using speciality gains and adjuncts, as you can go quite daring knowing that there is enough diastatic power to convert. Also as it's low colour it stops things going too brown when adding crystal and/or Munich.

    Sent from my E5823 using Tapatalk
     
    chub1 likes this.
  7. Aug 9, 2017 #7

    Norfolk79

    Norfolk79

    Norfolk79

    Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2016
    Messages:
    417
    Likes Received:
    153
    Location:
    Norwich
  8. Aug 9, 2017 #8

    chub1

    chub1

    chub1

    Junior Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2016
    Messages:
    2,090
    Likes Received:
    712
    Location:
    surrey north
    Yup
    think i will order some more up before that goes for a burton!
     
  9. Aug 9, 2017 #9

    Gunge

    Gunge

    Gunge

    Regular. Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2016
    Messages:
    2,116
    Likes Received:
    1,135
    Location:
    NULL
    Smileyr8 and DavidHatton like this.
  10. Aug 9, 2017 #10

    Leon103

    Leon103

    Leon103

    Regular. Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2015
    Messages:
    3,665
    Likes Received:
    896
    Such a shame because that malt really boosted effiency. Plus the price was amazing. My custome will go back to homebrew company.

    Sort it out @get_er_brew
     
  11. Aug 9, 2017 #11

    Bigcol49

    Bigcol49

    Bigcol49

    Regular. Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2015
    Messages:
    2,100
    Likes Received:
    1,140
    Location:
    Doncaster
    Hi!
    The short answer is, "I don't know."
    Colin
     
  12. Aug 9, 2017 #12

    MyQul

    MyQul

    MyQul

    Chairman of the Bored Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2013
    Messages:
    12,848
    Likes Received:
    4,495
    Location:
    Royal Hamlet of Peckham. London.
    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
     
  13. Aug 9, 2017 #13

    MyQul

    MyQul

    MyQul

    Chairman of the Bored Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2013
    Messages:
    12,848
    Likes Received:
    4,495
    Location:
    Royal Hamlet of Peckham. London.
    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
     
  14. Aug 9, 2017 #14

    Rogermort

    Rogermort

    Rogermort

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2015
    Messages:
    135
    Likes Received:
    30
    Location:
    NULL
    HBC have just had my order. The 5% forum discount worked too.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
     
  15. Aug 10, 2017 #15

    jceg316

    jceg316

    jceg316

    Regular. Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2014
    Messages:
    1,035
    Likes Received:
    295
    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.
     
  16. Aug 10, 2017 #16

    Leon103

    Leon103

    Leon103

    Regular. Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2015
    Messages:
    3,665
    Likes Received:
    896
    Did GEB say they will have more in the future? Their site indicates they will
     
    chub1 likes this.
  17. Aug 10, 2017 #17

    DavidHatton

    DavidHatton

    DavidHatton

    Junior Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2017
    Messages:
    88
    Likes Received:
    30
    Location:
    Hackney, East London
  18. Aug 10, 2017 #18

    chub1

    chub1

    chub1

    Junior Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2016
    Messages:
    2,090
    Likes Received:
    712
    Location:
    surrey north
    I does look that way.lets hope so:thumb:
     
  19. Aug 10, 2017 #19

    simon12

    simon12

    simon12

    Regular. Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2014
    Messages:
    1,210
    Likes Received:
    315
    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.
     
  20. Aug 10, 2017 #20

    Gunge

    Gunge

    Gunge

    Regular. Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2016
    Messages:
    2,116
    Likes Received:
    1,135
    Location:
    NULL
    Lol I buy the cheapest and / or whatever is on special offer, and my yeast comes from CML!
     
    simon12 likes this.

Share This Page