Base malt

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  1. AGbrewer

    AGbrewer Active Member

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    So I'm on my 6th iteration of trying to nail down a solid recipe for this beer. I'm wondering if Pilsner would be that much different from 2-row. The Pilsner would be Best Maltz and the 2-row would be great western. There is only a $5 difference for the 50 lb sack (Pilsner $60 and 2-row $55), so price isn't really a problem.

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    https://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/view/1050755/trippy-006
     
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    J A Well-Known Member

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    Personally, I think Belgian styles are always better with a good Pilsner malt as a base.
     
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    I'd go with the Pilsner. The flavors you're adding over it are the Victory and Aromatic malt, the hops and the yeast character. May not make much of a difference, even a detectable difference, it's just truer to form.
     
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    I'll be doing about 5 batches of beer with the bag of malt. 2 of them will be light (Tripel and Saison) and the other 3 will be dark (RIS, BDSA, Barleywine). All of them will be high ABV.
     

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