From the HBD Archive
From: sco!arthure@ucscc.UCSC.EDU
Subject: malt extract prices
Date: 1989-01-03 21:20:55 GMT

If malt extract prices are high, it might be because of
the drought. Barley harvests have been off, and the barley
that is being harvested in affected areas is higher in protein
and lower in those crucial starches than is desireable for
making malt.

So, we probably have a higher price per pound for barley,
combined with a lower yeild of fermentable sugars per pound
of grain, and more trub all around.

'88 won't go down in history as a great year for malt.

Also, in regard to Dave's comments about his cider:
most champagne probably tastes pretty cheap two months
after bottling ... You might want to give your cider
more time.


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