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Great Western California Select 2-Row Malt

Great Western California Select 2-Row Malt

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California Select 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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California Based
tristan k on Oct 23, 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
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.
Bill 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
Tom 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
Great malt. Plump kernels. Always happy with this.
Mary McCloud on Oct 16, 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.
Bill Snowden on Aug 28, 2019
Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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GOOD
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
Purchased
1 year ago
The jury is still out...
Im not sure yet, my recipe estimated og at 1.060 and this 20lbs mashed at 150f only yielded 1.051 og. I don't think I've ever been off by that much before...if this happens again this grain may be old or something...
May 2, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Efficiency can be a sore subject, with so many contributing factors. We are sorry to hear about your experience with this malt.
May 2, 2018
Zach R Staff
A nice malt. This is now going to be my standard base malt.
February 18, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Saison!?
Worked great in a spring saison i just brewed with chocolate mint, coriander, mango and thyme.
May 17, 2016
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
Something different.California Select 2-Row Malt
Thought i would give this malt a try. I'll order more next time.
May 27, 2015
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.
May 30, 2014
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
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