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Chevallier Malt

Postby Kyle_T » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:30 am

Morning all,

I picked up some Chevallier Heritage Malt from Rob the other week and I've decided what I'm going to brew with it, but aside from the information on the website does anyone have any experience with the malt in regards to mash time and what sort of flavour to expect?

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Re: Chevallier Malt

Postby BrannigansLove » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:05 pm

I've not used it myself, but there is a commercial brewery in Cheshire which uses it in one of it's beers. Off the top of my head, I can't remember which though.
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Re: Chevallier Malt

Postby k1100t » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:29 pm

BrannigansLove wrote:I've not used it myself, but there is a commercial brewery in Cheshire which uses it in one of it's beers. Off the top of my head, I can't remember which though.


That would be Shane at The Cheshire Brewhouse. He did a Chevallier Malt version of his Govinda back in 2015. Judging by a quick Twitter search, loads of breweries are now using it...

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Re: Chevallier Malt

Postby Kyle_T » Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:39 pm

Ah excellent. I have sent him/them a message and should I recieve a reply I'll post any information up I get.

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Re: Chevallier Malt

Postby Padalac » Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:01 pm

I've been wondering the same thing - please let us know what you find out!
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Re: Chevallier Malt

Postby Good Ed » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:45 pm

I tried Shane's Govinder IPA at the Birmingham Beer Bash in 2015, it was a fringe event and about half a dozen of us sampled 3 versions of what Shane had brewed, I can't remember exactly, but they were of different ages and condition, including wood. Dr Chris Ridout was due to attend but he couldn't make it. Chevallier is unlike any modern malts and I would describe it as very rich and complex, quite unlike the malteser type taste of Maris Otter. We came to a consensus that the richness resulted in the massive hop additions used at the time (1800's) simply because the malt could take all that bitterness.

A couple of articles here from Ron P

http://barclayperkins.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Chevallier

Thanks for letting us know Kyle, I'll be ordering some, and I'm inclined to brew an IPA for THBF in the summer, of course the judges will have to abide by BJCP guidelines and I'll probably get nul points.
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Re: Chevallier Malt

Postby Dennis King » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:58 pm

Keep us updated on this one Kyle, sounds interesting.
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Re: Chevallier Malt

Postby BarnsleyBrewer » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:07 pm

I'm ordering tomorrow, might get a sack to try....
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Re: Chevallier Malt

Postby Dennis King » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:10 pm

BarnsleyBrewer wrote:I'm ordering tomorrow, might get a sack to try....


A sack! have you seen the price John.
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