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Great Western Domestic 2-Row Malt

Great Western Domestic 2-Row Malt

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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

Community Q&A

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Excellent base malt for everything
Michael V on Jul 7, 2020
a good base
Mike D on Jul 1, 2020
Excellent base malt for everything
Michael V on Jul 7, 2020
I prefer pale ale
Randy S on Jul 1, 2020
a good base
Mike D on Jul 1, 2020
testing base malts
Robert M on Jun 29, 2020
Go to base malt
Shane A B on Jun 26, 2020
For pale ale
Matthew J on Jun 19, 2020
Used it before and love the malt character.
Michael L on Jun 11, 2020
great malt
Valued C on Jun 10, 2020
great malt
Valued C on Jun 10, 2020
Me viking brewer
Blake on Jun 9, 2020
I wanted to try something other than Briess for a batch or two.
Paul B on Jun 4, 2020
Best base malt
Michael V on Jun 4, 2020
I have used this before, good sturdy Malt
Bryan K on May 28, 2020
Lager
Richard S on May 23, 2020
Great base malt
Michael V on May 16, 2020
Price
Michael B on May 15, 2020
recipe
Eric H on May 14, 2020
recipe
Barbara C on May 13, 2020
Standard use
Barbara C on May 13, 2020
American Blonde Ale Recipe
Riley B on May 8, 2020
To take over the World
Doi j H on May 5, 2020
Key ingredient to the Pale and IPA I will brew soon
Valued C on May 2, 2020
Price
Joseph M on Apr 29, 2020
Malt for APA
John L A on Apr 28, 2020
Malt for APA
John L A on Apr 28, 2020
Great tasting versatile malt, yields a nice light gold color
Chromebook User on Apr 25, 2020
This is a base malt to make a lot of beers
Raju B on Apr 23, 2020
To use as base malt
Chad S on Apr 22, 2020
price
Russell J. C on Apr 20, 2020
Recommended by friend
Edward J Stehel, J on Apr 17, 2020
great results, used many times, trusted
John B S on Apr 16, 2020
brewing bitters
Devon T on Apr 9, 2020
To start building a supply of grains instead of buying for each recipe
Bryan R on Apr 3, 2020
Great base malt just as good as Brie’s
Justin J on Apr 1, 2020
Going to make the Sierra Nevada Pale Ale recipe that Ken Grossman shared.
Michael S on Apr 1, 2020
I liked the picture
Doi j H on Mar 31, 2020
base malt
wells j on Mar 24, 2020
tasty
mark l on Mar 21, 2020
RUSSIAN IMPERIAL STOUT FOR ALL
Valued C on Mar 20, 2020
Hope this is a good product
Jade M on Mar 19, 2020
Hazy IPA!
Ward K Toby on Mar 18, 2020
Hazy IPA!
Ward K Toby on Mar 18, 2020
For a Citra+Simcoe+Mosaic double IPA
Norm B on Mar 4, 2020
Base malt
Rob Smith on Feb 26, 2020
Great malt for pale beers. Gives a golden yellow glow to my NEIPAs
Kevin J on Feb 7, 2020
generic 2-row
BRIAN J D on Feb 1, 2020
Great product
Zachary S on Jan 25, 2020
Great product
Zachary S on Jan 25, 2020
Good Reviews
Christopher B on Jan 24, 2020
I used it before
terry s on Jan 23, 2020
I prefer pale ale
Randy S on Jul 1, 2020
testing base malts
Robert M on Jun 29, 2020
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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Good diastatic power and light flavor
April 6, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
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
11 months ago
Great quality base malt
This was a great base malt that was delivered early - highly recommend
February 28, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Fresh
Great base malt!! Have brewed IPA, NE IPA & Cream Ales with this and all have been great!
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February 14, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Great grain
It’s 2 row, it makes great beer!
January 24, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
High quality, well balanced, fresh!
Great conversion, nice balanced malt profile, all around good malt!
September 4, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
2 row malt
seems to work better than briess
August 28, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Great malt for bulk purchase
I purchased a 50-lb bag of Great Western Domestic 2-Row and I loved it! This malt does as advertised: provides a a soft malt character. I used it in IPA's and Stouts with great success.

The grains crushed nicely and uniformly with my KitchenAid grain mill attachment.
February 12, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Great 2-Row
Great 2-row, arrived fresh from MoreBeer. I've had more luck with this brand than the two other big American ones. Very happy with quality of malt and efficiency I get from this grain.
February 8, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Only 2-Row i'll use in American Style Beers
This is by far the best base malt for classic American style beers, and works well in other styles too. More flavor then briess or Rahr.
August 25, 2016