Way back when, I used to buy a lot of my malt from Newton Abbott. They were the only supplier I knew who'd top up a 25Kg sack to 30Kg to get the best value for the delivery charge, I was a regular at their beer festival, the local CAMRA hired a coach from Poole. I have a hazy recollection of wandering out of the festival with a few of the lads to seek out a particular pub that only sold cider. I don't recall very much after that.For those on here living in Devon you can get floor dried malt from Tuckers. Although the maltings in Newton Abbot shut in 2018 they still supply malt from a warehouse in Crediton. This malt is manufactured by Warminster and is also floor dried. I got a 25kg bag 18 months ago for £24 delivered to their old maltings in NA. I used to buy from them when I visited the in laws in Torbay at £30 so now cheaper.
That's an interesting observation and sounds reasonable. I wonder about Crisp's heritage malts though. It seems they've gone to a lot of trouble to re-introduce discontinued varieties and these are necessarily small scale and. I imagine, at a price that wouldn't interest the big brewers. It appears they do a floor-malted range of MO, too, their Number 19 malts. Haven't tried Warminster or Fawcett's for as long as I can remember, but, as I also like the light coloured beers you describe above, I'll see if I can find a supplier who'll ship to France. I think BrewUK in Salisbury might be worth a look.Barley does taste different depending on where it's grown (and Norfolk is the "Bordeaux" of malting barley), but that's not really what I was getting at. It's more that because East Anglia is where most grain is grown, the processors there tend to be the big industrial ones supplying the likes of Greene King and Carling. Maltsters elsewhere don't have the volumes to compete with East Anglia on price, so have to compete on quality - which in the case of Fawcett and Warminster means they've retained the traditional methods like floor malting.
I get what I can from Autobrasseur in France, who supply malts from Castle Maltings in Belgium at a reasonable price and the malt's fine, but I really don't want to use Belgian Malted Maris Otter of undeclared provenance.Wouldn't that be prohibitively expensive, especially post-Brexit? Do you buy much from the UK?
Was ordering some hope from CML today and noticed Pops Pale was back in so added a few bags. Thought some others here might be interested in trying.I think CML have been out of the Pops Pale for a while, no? Have been planning to order some a hop order for a while but no luck.
I get what I can from Autobrasseur in France, who supply malts from Castle Maltings in Belgium at a reasonable price and the malt's fine, but I really don't want to use Belgian Malted Maris Otter of undeclared provenance.
I've never tried it, but I'm willing to give it a go. Castle's other malts have all been good. It's not especially cheap at Autobrasseur and they're out of stock anyway. Where are you getting yours from so cheaply?Have you tried the Castle MO, I'm able to get it dirt cheap (nearly half price of Crisp MO). If you have tried why didn't you like it?
I've never tried it, but I'm willing to give it a go. Castle's other malts have all been good. It's not especially cheap at Autobrasseur and they're out of stock anyway. Where are you getting yours from so cheaply?
This is down to the way malt is classified by HMRC ‘Retail packs’ are counted as home brewing supplies and Standard rated.Anyone noticed the anomaly where if you buy 25kg sacks you don't pay VAT but you do for smaller quantities?
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