Ed Fleming (22.214.171.124)
|Posted on Friday, October 24, 2003 - 03:47 pm: ||
I usually just buy my grains for two or three batches at a time (5 gallons). Now that I have a new barley crusher I will be buying more to keep around incase an unplanned brewing attack hits.
I am going to the LHBS tomorrow for a 55lb bag of 2row. 10lb of Crystal... maybe 5lb of Munich and Vienna... Probably some chocolate…
What do you guys keep on hand?
Brandon Dachel (126.96.36.199)
|Posted on Friday, October 24, 2003 - 04:10 pm: ||
I try to keep everything on hand. My LHBS is an hour away so I try to stock up on everything I need. Lots of 2 row, lots of wheat, some crystal, some flaked barley, some roast barley, a bit of vienna and a good amount of munich. And lately I've been grabbing some rye as well - man I love the taste of that stuff.
|Posted on Friday, October 24, 2003 - 04:11 pm: ||
Maris otter, crystal, chocolate, black, wheat and roast barley. On top of this I make sure I have white and brown sugar and LOTS of hops.
Denny Conn (188.8.131.52)
|Posted on Friday, October 24, 2003 - 04:19 pm: ||
Right now I have..
1 sack Great Western 2 row pale
1 sack GW light Munich
1.5 sack Fawcett Maris Otter
1 sack Dusrt pils
1 sack Durst light Munich
5 lb. crystal 60
5 lb. CaraMunich 80
2 lb. chocolate
2 lb. roasted barley
10 lb. dark Munich
several lb. assorted Special B, aromatic, and bicuit
3 lb. Briess Special Roast
I know there's more, but that's all I can remember...
|Posted on Friday, October 24, 2003 - 04:21 pm: ||
Same boat as Brandon - LHBS a bit of a drive.
2-row, wheat, munich - large quantities (I went through more munich than I realized, and now just get a 55# sack).
10#'s, or so of specialty grains (crystal, choc. malt, etc.). You know, it ain't bad to have some cara-pils and flaked barley around, either.
|Posted on Friday, October 24, 2003 - 04:25 pm: ||
Ed, that's a good mix.
I'd say it would be hard to get a concensus, as it's dependent on each brewer's favorite style. A stout/porter brewer will carry different than a pilsner/CAP brewer... In general, what you listed is pretty common. Sack of base 2-row, with smaller amounts of crystal, toasted, and roasted grains...
I like to experiment between the same type grain from different maltsters, so I'll get a sack of marris otter and a sack of breiss/great western, and make the same brew to compare the flavor differences... Not a big crystal fan, so I stick with the caravienne/munich grains.
|Posted on Friday, October 24, 2003 - 05:03 pm: ||
Currently I have on stock:
1 sack Crisp Maris Otter
1 sack Gambrinus Munich
Dregs of a sack of Budvar undermodified (sniff)
Dregs of a sack of MFB dark Munich
8 lbs. 2-row pale
~15 lbs. wheat malt
12 lbs. aromatic
5 lbs. cara-pils
3 lbs. 60°L crystal
3 lbs. caravienne
2 lbs. caramunich
2 lbs. roast barley
4 lbs. Czech dark crystal
4 lbs. Czech light crystal
And a pound or less of 20°, 80°L, 120°L, 135°L crystal, pale chocolate, chocolate, debittered black, honey, biscuit, Special B, and amber.
Nearest LHBS = 85 miles.
Damn! Looks like I need to buy more pils.
|Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 04:40 am: ||
I like to keep a pils malt and Golden Promise in quantity. When I buy specialty grains, I just buy a couple of pounds extra. That way I have a little bit of every thing around to do what I want with the two base malts. When I need anothe base malt, I just buy a sack of it and plan a few bres with it.
Walt Fischer (184.108.40.206)
|Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 04:47 am: ||
I pick em up as i use em...
Although i think i have like 5 pounds of 2 row left over...
Denny Conn (220.127.116.11)
|Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 06:51 pm: ||
Walt gets his delivered by semi...
Walt Fischer (18.104.22.168)
|Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 07:02 pm: ||
Yea.. i just split an order with the local brewery..;>
Yea back em up right here..;>
Dave Witt (22.214.171.124)
|Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 07:52 pm: ||
Denny, I thought you brewed mostly 5 gal batches. Thats a lot of malt for a 5 gal brewer. How long will this stock last you?
BTW, I have a sack of Briess pale ale, and 1# bags of some various specialty grains, choc., roast, black, etc.
Walt Fischer (126.96.36.199)
|Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 08:37 pm: ||
Yea.. but he brews every week..;>
Go Denny GO!!
Just installed a 3rd faucet today
Bob McCouch (188.8.131.52)
|Posted on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 12:24 am: ||
I generally try to keep a good supply of British 2-row, some wheat, my commonly used crystals, and light Munich, since I often throw some in to add a little body and maltiness to a number of recipes.
I'm low right now, I just brewed today and need to stock up the 2-row before the next session, but I may typically have something like:
1-2 sacks British 2-row
15-20 lbs wheat
5 lbs Light Munich
3 lbs 60L Crystal
and a pound here and there of Roasted, Choc, 40L and 120L crystal, etc.
|Posted on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 06:04 am: ||
I've currently only got
~1 lbs of each: munich, pale ale, middle dark DME, wheat
11 s-type airlocks
6 spare airlock microphones
spare coax microphone cable
Going to visit my LHBS soon.
|Posted on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 06:42 am: ||
None! I buy for the batch...
Speaking of which, maybe some brewing should happen soon, as my beer supply is getting low...
Jim Layton (184.108.40.206)
|Posted on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 02:13 pm: ||
I keep sacks of my two favorite base malts, Weyermann pils and HB MO pale ale. Aside from that, several types of crystal and roasted malts. I usually need to buy more stuff for the next brew but I try to plan ahead a few batches and minimize trips to my not so LHBS.
Denny Conn (220.127.116.11)
|Posted on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 05:38 pm: ||
Dave, I do usually only brew 5 agl. 8 at most except for the once a year BW brew. The malt stash (and mill) is shared with a brew buddy and we like to keep enough on hand to be able to just whip it out as the mood arises (have a field day with that one, guys!)