Grain ID question

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  1. philjohnwilliams

    philjohnwilliams Well-Known Member

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    I picked up some grain from my LHBS yesterday, taking advantage of their order online/ deliver to your car service they offer. I have used this store for at least a decade and have never had any problems, so I didn't bother to check my order when I got home. When I went to weigh out my grain for tomorrow's brew day, it seems to me that they mislabeled my carapils and carastan bags of grain. I have tasted them and it does seem to be the case, but I'd feel better with a second opinion. 20200417_130012.jpg 20200417_125821.jpg
     
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    No question that one is lighter. Based on the photos, I'd have to agree that they're mislabeled. Trust your taste buds.
     
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    So I'd want to assume the darker one is the Carastan, but it would be best to call the store and ask if they could compare the colors of the 2 in bulk.
    I'm sure they would be happy to help you.
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    I did end up emailing the store and it turns out that the bags are in fact labeled correctly. Even the owner of the store was a bit surprised to see how much darker the carapils was.
     
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    Good on them for checking.
     

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