Different base grains are available.  Most brewers use a standard base grain unless they are working to produce a specific style of beer; English ESB, Belgium Abby Ale, German Alt, etc.  Even those specific styles can be produced well with a standard base malt, but at a lower cost. 

PLEASE NOTE: Grains may be reflected here that are not in stock.  Check availability by clicking on the item.  The following terms are used:

  • In-Stock - This availability means the item is currently available in the store.
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New brewers should consider brewing with a standard base malt until they are more familiar with the flavors of the various grains, and until their brewing style has been standardized.  Depending upon your tastes, the more expensive special base grains can add or detract from other flavors, confusing the development of different recipes.  In any event, if your brewing procedures are not yet refined, you may not want to risk the loss of a batch of beer using more expensive grains.  Keep in mind that more expensive doesn't necessarily mean better.  The higher cost often comes from import fees and/or small batch production.  The end flavor of your beer can often be more controlled by other specialty grains, adjuncts, and yeast.  We suggest you select a base grain and use that same base grain as you experiment with specialty grains and yeasts.  As your knowledge and familiarity with the specialty grains increases, you will feel more confident of experimenting with base grains.