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Great Western Domestic 2-Row Malt

Great Western Domestic 2-Row Malt

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Description

2° L - Great Western. A great base malt that can be used in single infusion mashes. Provides for a soft malt character in the finished beer. Used by a majority of the West Coast microbreweries as their base malt for multiple styles. This malt is also the first substitute for someone looking for 6-row malt.

Example Malt Analysis:
TYPE: Premium Two Row Malt

Great Western Malting Company

Chemical Analysis

Moisture, % 4.4
Extract %, finely ground malt, as is 77.9
Extract %, finely ground malt, dry basis 81.5
Extract %, coarsley ground malt, as is 76.2
Extract %, coarsley ground malt, dry basis 80.4
F/C Difference % 1.1
Color, laboratory Wort, degrees Lovibond 2.07
Viscosity 1.47
Beta Glucan, ppm 55
Diastatic Power 141
Alpha Amylase (DU) 58.5
Total Soluble Protein %, dry basis 5.37
Total Protein %, dry basis 11.33
S/T Ratio % 47.4
Conversion, minutes 5-7
Aroma of Mash Aromatic
Filtration Time Normal
Clarity of Wort 11

California Recipients: See Proposition 65 Information
 
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for smoked porter
James S on Apr 23, 2019
used many times
Jason S on Apr 15, 2019
for smoked porter
James S on Apr 23, 2019
Making an experimental yeast beer and wanted a simple base malt
Brian L on Apr 18, 2019
used many times
Jason S on Apr 15, 2019
Using it in the milkshake beer
FREDERICK S on Apr 14, 2019
Fresh Squeezed Clone
Michael H on Apr 13, 2019
Need it
Geoffrey S on Apr 9, 2019
great malt
mike w on Apr 4, 2019
Excellent 2 row, one of our favorites
Amber B on Apr 1, 2019
Good base malt. Good price.
Stephen T on Mar 26, 2019
Fan of great Western
Chris C on Mar 22, 2019
High quality. Great value.
Tysen Bibb on Mar 22, 2019
Base malt for pale ale recipe
Tyler H on Mar 19, 2019
Base malt for pale ale recipe
Tyler H on Mar 19, 2019
Base malt for pale ale recipe
Tyler H on Mar 19, 2019
called out for a Stout Recipe
Andermahr F on Mar 14, 2019
called out for a Stout Recipe
Andermahr F on Mar 14, 2019
American styles
Patrick M on Feb 25, 2019
To use in a SMASH beer
Valued C on Feb 25, 2019
I use this a as base malt for my IPA and PA.
jeff s on Feb 20, 2019
good product
Craig P on Feb 19, 2019
this is one of my go-to malts
Rick P on Feb 16, 2019
beer
Brandon on Feb 13, 2019
NE IPA Malt
Steve B on Feb 11, 2019
Excellent brewing malt
Allan Sullivan on Feb 4, 2019
Quality and price
Steven Castaneda on Feb 2, 2019
For online recipe
Keri M on Jan 30, 2019
For online recipe
Keri M on Jan 30, 2019
Recipe
Joshua S on Jan 29, 2019
Great 2-row for all beer types, generally lighter and less nutty then other British base malts.
Ray C on Jan 28, 2019
My go to base malt for now.
Vince S on Jan 22, 2019
Base malt for an IPA
Harlan S C on Jan 19, 2019
Base malt for an IPA
Harlan S C on Jan 19, 2019
Tried using pale ale malt. It is too dark and too malty
Travis Nissen on Jan 19, 2019
Hoped to buy 55lbs but shipping charge was prohibitive.
Stephen T on Jan 16, 2019
base malt
Dan V on Jan 12, 2019
Need
Darin V on Jan 6, 2019
Brewing an amber ale
Robert H on Jan 4, 2019
to brew
Jackson Russell W on Jan 4, 2019
I need it for an upcoming brew
Roger W on Dec 28, 2018
Free shipping
Tom on Dec 24, 2018
I read it's the best base malt
Sam L on Dec 24, 2018
good base malt for winter brews
Jim Wallace on Dec 14, 2018
My standard malt
Tom l on Dec 6, 2018
For an American IPA
Brian W on Dec 5, 2018
Great product
SBS Tech Solutions L on Nov 28, 2018
Recipe
Justin C on Nov 17, 2018
Recipe
Justin C on Nov 17, 2018
Recipe needs
Gus Fort on Nov 17, 2018
making a pale ale
Ben Sawyers on Nov 17, 2018
My go to base grain.
jmm536 on Nov 17, 2018
Making an experimental yeast beer and wanted a simple base malt
Brian L on Apr 18, 2019
Using it in the milkshake beer
FREDERICK S on Apr 14, 2019
Why does this malt and many others have "California Proposition 65" associated with it? Is it just the plastic packaging?
adam walcott on Jan 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Adam - Yes, that is due to the packaging.
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Great quality base malt
This was a great base malt that was delivered early - highly recommend
February 28, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Fresh
Great base malt!! Have brewed IPA, NE IPA & Cream Ales with this and all have been great!
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February 14, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Great grain
It’s 2 row, it makes great beer!
January 24, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
High quality, well balanced, fresh!
Great conversion, nice balanced malt profile, all around good malt!
September 4, 2018
Purchased
8 months ago
2 row malt
seems to work better than briess
August 28, 2018
Purchased
8 months ago
Great malt for bulk purchase
I purchased a 50-lb bag of Great Western Domestic 2-Row and I loved it! This malt does as advertised: provides a a soft malt character. I used it in IPA's and Stouts with great success.

The grains crushed nicely and uniformly with my KitchenAid grain mill attachment.
February 12, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Great 2-Row
Great 2-row, arrived fresh from MoreBeer. I've had more luck with this brand than the two other big American ones. Very happy with quality of malt and efficiency I get from this grain.
February 8, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Only 2-Row i'll use in American Style Beers
This is by far the best base malt for classic American style beers, and works well in other styles too. More flavor then briess or Rahr.
August 25, 2016
Fresh as ever
Ordered a 50lb sack. Fresher than my LHBS!! Great base malt with exceptional quality. Even my two dogs wanted to tear open the package when it arrived because they could tell the quality...lol

My new base malt for all my bathes.
November 7, 2015
Good base malt, good price
My go to base malt for most of my recipes.
June 19, 2015