Pale Malt (2 Row) or Maris Otter in Imperial Porter?

Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:15 am

I have a fairly complex grist bill for an Imperial Porter and wonder if there would be any benefit (to taste) by using Maris Otter instead of Pale Malt (2 Row).
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Re: Pale Malt (2 Row) or Maris Otter in Imperial Porter?

Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:25 am

Nope. Too many other things going in. You won't be able to tell the difference.
Use the cheaper costing malt based on what you can get.
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Re: Pale Malt (2 Row) or Maris Otter in Imperial Porter?

Thu Jun 09, 2016 6:30 pm

Yeah, I was leaning in that direction :) The difference is about $10 for this 6 gallon batch.
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Re: Pale Malt (2 Row) or Maris Otter in Imperial Porter?

Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:46 am

Agreed with Bdawg on this one. But a nice alternative (a kind of in the middle malt between MO and regular American 2 row) to consider is Golden Promise. It is a bit cleaner than MO, but fuller tasting than plain old american 2 row.
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