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Viking Malts

Discussion in 'Grain, Malt and Adjuncts' started by technobabble66, 18/11/15.

 

  1. mofox1

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    Posted 19/11/15
    I don't think I'd want that malt now...
     
  2. technobabble66

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    Posted 19/11/15
    Haha. Yeah, HIV really takes the shine off Sheen.
    Not sure what other name to use. Brad Pitt time ... Jolly!
    (um, you know ... Jolie... nah don't worry :ph34r: :unsure: )
     
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    Posted 19/11/15
    FP still selling discounted sacks on the regular?
     
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    Posted 19/11/15
    Certainly are, and i'd be very happy to grab another TFFMMO off FullPint in the (near) future.
    There's a pretty big price difference though (which i'm generally happy to pay for given the TF quality).
    So if Viking is like a Finnish JW they can go stick it, but if it's more in the league of Simpsons/Wey/TF then i'd be tempted to at least try 1 sack.

    TBH, as much as anything, i just find it really bizarre there are virtually no reviews of Viking malts anywhere on the English Internets thingy. So this is partly out of intrigued curiosity as well.

    PS: cheers, dicko
     
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    Posted 19/11/15
    Viking Malt is a Swedish-Finnish mälteriföretag that delivers malt and service to the brewery - and distillery industry.
    Viking Malt was formed in 2002 through the merger of Finnish Lahti Polttimo, Swedish Swedish Malt and Lithuanian Litmalt. The company has production facilities in Lahti and Raisio in Finland, Panevezys in Lithuania and Halmstad in Sweden. The owners are Finnish Polttimo and Swedish Lantmännen.
    Annual production is 340 000 tonnes of malt, of which 48% are sold in the Nordic countries and the remainder in the rest of the world.

    Sounds like they could be the Barrett Burston of Finland
     
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    Posted 19/11/15
    For sure.

    How so?
     
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    Posted 19/11/15
    I find it no surprise there are no reviews. They may have just started supplying the home brew market, opening it as another potential revenue stream, if this is the case, of course there will be no reviews.

    As for pricing, the importers/distributors/wholesalers all take their slice, current importers/wholesalers have been applying the Australia Tax for years, no reason to stop. A new grey importers knows the stack them high sell them low principle.
     
  9. technobabble66

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    Posted 19/11/15
    True
    Except they've been supplying the HB scene (by the sound of it) in Finland and Sweden since 2009 at least.
    http://forum.northernbrewer.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=72841&start=15
     
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    Posted 19/11/15
    "How so?"
    well what do B/B do.i am not saying they are but they could be
     
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    Posted 20/11/15
    Just ordered some sacks.... Keep you posted
     
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    Posted 23/11/15
    I have a Viking red IPA a yankie Pale in bottle & both hit the og's with good colour. As for freshness, these were all malted mid to late August . I have given a couple of sample recipes to some mashers boys & I have yet to hear back on them .
     
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    Posted 24/11/15
    Make malt?
     
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    The grain quality always seems consistent and good, color and efficiency always seems to be spot on for me, it's widely used in sweden among homebrewers and i would guess that they are the most used among with weyermann (in sweden that is). The price is quite a bit lower than weyermann and thats the reason why i use it alot. however i do tend to buy weyermann when i feel i can afford it, not because viking malt is of poor quality but mainly because i always liked weyermann. All about preferences i suppose.

    I usually stock up on their pils-malt.

    Cheers
     
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    Posted 24/11/15
    Ive only tried their Crystal 50 and Caramel Pilsner (Carapills) and found nothing wrong with them. But then Im also far from an expert...
     
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    I've been looking at this in a book since I started brewing. I always thought they died off.

    The book is Aussie, published in 1976 by Viking ales.
     
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    Posted 25/11/15
    Anyone know who the distributor is for Viking? Just in case a bulk buy could be organised...... :ph34r:
     
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    That pdf did the trick
     
  20. technobabble66

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    Posted 26/11/15
    Pulled the trigger on a sack of Viking Pale Ale & Munich.

    I'll endeavour to remember to report back as to how they go.
     
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