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Premium 2-Row Malt - Great Western Malting

Premium 2-Row Malt - Great Western Malting

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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

 

If this malt is currently out of stock or you'd like to try out a different maltster, please see the substitution chart below.

Viking Malt - 2-Row Xtra Pale GR941
Briess Malting - Brewers 2-Row GR301
Rahr Malting - 2-Row GR304
Canada Malting - 2-Row GR642

 

 

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Read GW was better then rahr
THOMAS G on Jul 2, 2022
Read GW was better then rahr
THOMAS G on Jul 2, 2022
Read GW was better then rahr
THOMAS G on Jul 2, 2022
Read GW was better then rahr
THOMAS G on Jul 2, 2022
Read GW was better then rahr
THOMAS G on Jul 2, 2022
base malt
Michael Ingram on Jul 1, 2022
base malt
Michael Ingram on Jul 1, 2022
Works great
Harold L on Jun 30, 2022
Great price
@cslater on Jun 27, 2022
I was excited to see savings for buying bulk
Stephen P on Jun 23, 2022
part of recipe
Mark on Jun 8, 2022
part of recipe
Mark on Jun 8, 2022
reliable and good price
Murf on Jun 3, 2022
Quality item
Patrick S on May 25, 2022
Trying out a new one.
Joel T on May 20, 2022
Used it before and found it to be excellant
Harold L on May 20, 2022
for an ipa
Thomas N on May 6, 2022
recipe build
Robert D on May 5, 2022
IPA base
Jeff T on May 5, 2022
Recipe
Mike N on Apr 1, 2022
That's what I use
Steve P on Apr 1, 2022
Base malt
Robert R on Mar 31, 2022
My recipe
Kenneth V on Mar 30, 2022
fortify a weak recipe
Valued C on Mar 23, 2022
Pale Ale Recipe
Edward B on Mar 23, 2022
For beer
Robert R on Mar 15, 2022
I Like great western 2 row have had good results
Thomas T on Mar 12, 2022
Have never had any complaints about great western malting .
Ralph N on Mar 2, 2022
In my recipe
Tim on Feb 26, 2022
Brew an Amber and Pale Ale
Dwain Pannell on Feb 22, 2022
Brew an Amber and Pale Ale
Dwain Pannell on Feb 22, 2022
Brew an Amber and Pale Ale
Dwain Pannell on Feb 22, 2022
Love it
Paul N on Feb 2, 2022
Base malt for 1411 IPA
Braden J on Feb 1, 2022
A base malt
William B on Jan 31, 2022
ran out
Mark A on Jan 25, 2022
Base malt
William B on Jan 10, 2022
local farmers (Idaho)
Gary H on Jan 8, 2022
To brew a batch
Joshua Huber on Jan 3, 2022
IPA and Rye Strong Ale
Roger M on Dec 22, 2021
I like great Western 2 row
Thomas T on Dec 7, 2021
Make beer
Robert T on Nov 13, 2021
Base malt for IPA and Pale Ale beers
JP on Nov 11, 2021
Getting into all grain brewing.
Kyle M on Oct 30, 2021
Because Great Western Pale Malt is awesome.
Randy G on Oct 21, 2021
Base malt for tropical brett IPA
Jan DiVincenzo on Oct 19, 2021
These is a pretty good base malt, buy it for sack it is cheaper than buy it per pound. So, like I use it for almost every recipe, the sack it is convinient to me .
Valued C on Oct 8, 2021
makes beer
Cp on Sep 23, 2021
Making beer
Kam k on Sep 9, 2021
Good conversion and taste
Thomas M on Aug 21, 2021
Brewing Beer
Garrett C on Jul 19, 2021
hazy ipa
Philjr99 on Jul 7, 2021
Read GW was better then rahr
THOMAS G on Jul 2, 2022
base malt
Michael Ingram on Jul 1, 2022
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.
Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great grain
So far so good, as a base for many of my brews it's perfect. The delivery came much sooner than expected. Will use again.
June 7, 2022
Purchased
1 month ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great base malt
I use this for all my IPAs as well as incorporate into Porters, Pales and Blondes
November 24, 2021
Purchased
7 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Very fresh!
Consistent size, fresh, solid base malt.
September 2, 2021
Purchased
10 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Just OK
I bought this to add to a ASBC Hot Steep evaluation along with 3 other base malts that I normally use. I found it very neutral in flavor and aroma compared to the others.
September 8, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Value
Good diastatic power and light flavor
April 6, 2020
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Very nice malt.
Very nice subdued maltiness. Used it in My APA and Blueberry Ale. Seems to mill well and work well with pretty good conversion.
Would like to try GWM Caramel Steam Malt. Sounds interesting.
August 18, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great quality base malt
This was a great base malt that was delivered early - highly recommend
February 28, 2019
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Fresh
Great base malt!! Have brewed IPA, NE IPA & Cream Ales with this and all have been great!
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Added Feb 14, 2019
February 14, 2019
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great grain
It’s 2 row, it makes great beer!
January 24, 2019
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
High quality, well balanced, fresh!
Great conversion, nice balanced malt profile, all around good malt!
September 4, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago