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Title: CCNB Workshop : Regional malts for a regional beer
Post by: jamie_savoie on January 23, 2015, 03:04:25 PM
Grand-Falls CCNB is making this workshop Febuary 18th in Edmundston
The agenda is attached
For those interested coming, feel free to crash at my place ;)


Title: Re: CCNB Workshop : Regional malts for a regional beer
Post by: paulmaybee on January 23, 2015, 08:32:05 PM
I might just take you up on that Jamie.  Maybe combine it with a brew day? :cheers:
Title: Re: CCNB Workshop : Regional malts for a regional beer
Post by: paulmaybee on January 23, 2015, 08:39:17 PM
got my ticket!
Title: Re: CCNB Workshop : Regional malts for a regional beer
Post by: jamie_savoie on January 24, 2015, 10:10:48 AM
I don't think we'll have time for a brewday (maybe the day after?) but most def a sampling session  :cheers:
Title: Re: CCNB Workshop : Regional malts for a regional beer
Post by: paulmaybee on January 24, 2015, 10:59:35 AM
Yeah, maybe the day after?  Sampling session for sure thought! :drink:
Title: Re: CCNB Workshop : Regional malts for a regional beer
Post by: jamie_savoie on February 18, 2015, 12:07:32 PM
from the organizers:
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There will be a panel discussion in the after-noon please send us your malt related questions
If any of you have some questions that you want me to ask let me know ;)
Title: Re: CCNB Workshop : Regional malts for a regional beer
Post by: pliny on March 09, 2015, 03:49:08 PM
just curious, was this a good day?

Informative? Was it worth it?

Title: Re: CCNB Workshop : Regional malts for a regional beer
Post by: jamie_savoie on March 10, 2015, 10:08:28 AM
Yep, really informative and a good investment of my time and money, meet new people and made some good contacts :)

It wonít make me brew better beer per se, but it was really fun and informative speaking and hearing people from the industry besides brewers.  Thereíre was farmers, maltster, brewing engineer from Belgium, chemist, biologist, and biochemist and brewers (Grimross, Petit Sault, one from La PocatiŤre)

Dany from MaltBroue is looking at ďfranchisingĒ his malthouse or his malting setup and thereís one malting barley producer from the st-john valley looking at getting into malting with Danyís setup.  Thereís also talk of one in PEI and maybe a few in Quebec as well in the future but nothing confirmed yet

And looks like the grains producer (from around here anyway) will get more into growing malting barley instead of just feed barley or else.  Itíll be the ďrotation cropĒ for some of the potatoes growers
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The goal is no less to have local grown barley, malted here in the Maritimes without shipping it all over the places and brewed locally so that we can truly say thatís itís a 100% local beer 

Exciting times for the brewing industry in NB :)


Title: Re: CCNB Workshop : Regional malts for a regional beer
Post by: Scott on March 10, 2015, 11:18:26 AM
that's awesome Jamie
Title: Re: CCNB Workshop : Regional malts for a regional beer
Post by: Two Wheeler on March 10, 2015, 11:39:43 AM
I wonder if Moosehead and Molson would buy up most of the stock, or if it would be too expensive for them?
Title: Re: CCNB Workshop : Regional malts for a regional beer
Post by: jamie_savoie on March 10, 2015, 02:07:37 PM
I donít think itíll be a product that interests them. 1- itíll be a bit more expensive then G&P (or else) and 2- itíll be a malt with more flavour (as compared to 2-row) for their bland product lol
But I can tell you that Grimross and Petit Sault (and more) intend to use their product.  And a bunch of micros from Quebec already use maltbroue crystals (and now the pale malt). Petit Sault next pale ale will be made 100% with Maltbroue malt.  I also just did a pale ale with it and itís pretty good stuff :)
Title: Re: CCNB Workshop : Regional malts for a regional beer
Post by: paulmaybee on March 10, 2015, 03:18:04 PM
I also have some malts from them if anyone (in F'ton area) is interested in trying a small amount of them, let me know!  I just made a pale ale with their base malt, but it's still in the 2ndary so no feedback yet.