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Offline chrismccull

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Pearl
« on: November 03, 2012, 11:53:36 AM »
Have you ever used Pearl malt before?  I have been looking for a Heady Topper IIPA clone recipe and several of them indicate that Pearl is used rather than 2-Row.

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Re: Pearl
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2012, 12:12:07 PM »
Pearl is just a branded pale-ale malt, similar to Maris Otter but slightly less melanoidin rich.
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Re: Pearl
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2012, 09:16:13 PM »
you can get pretty close by going with either:

about 70% MO
and 30% 2-row

or:
90% 2-row
10%Vienna

I prefer option #2, personally
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Re: Pearl
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2012, 08:18:51 PM »
That'd be due to his love affair with Vienna... incase anyone didn't know ;D.
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Re: Pearl
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2012, 09:55:26 PM »
yes... I find Vienna malt very appealing in terms of adding sweetness, hint of caramel and and a bit of roundness to the body without being overwhelming. At a 9:1 ratio of 2-row to vienna, it can mimick marris otter to a reasonable extent.

I have a full bag of Vienna on the grain order.
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Re: Pearl
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2012, 10:13:14 PM »
No need to justify man... No need to justify. :)
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