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Super market secrets: malt?

 
 
Reply Mon 22 Sep, 2008 05:09 pm
Where in the heck do you find malt in a supermarket?

I've looked in baking, beverages and bulk grains with no luck.

Asking leads to blank stares and suggestions to look in baking, beverages and bulk grains.

I'd really like to pick up a little malt without having to order a bag of malt off the internet.

Is there some kind of secret malt section of the supermarket?

Are all malts created equal of should I use a different kind for baking and drinking?

Any help appreciated!
 
DrewDad
 
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Reply Mon 22 Sep, 2008 05:10 pm
@boomerang,
Single malt, or blend?
boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 22 Sep, 2008 05:12 pm
@DrewDad,
Supermarket, not liquor store, malt, thank you very much.
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hamburger
 
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Reply Mon 22 Sep, 2008 05:33 pm
@boomerang,
is it "molasses" you are looking for ?
many grocery stores in ontario carry it - newfoundlanders can't live without it - particularly when they are away from the island .
hbg

http://www.tidespoint.com/food/crosby_molasses.jpg
boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 22 Sep, 2008 05:36 pm
@hamburger,
No.... not molasses... but I do like molasses!

I thinking malt like you would make a malted with. I've also seen several recipes using it in bread and other baked goods.
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JPB
 
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Reply Mon 22 Sep, 2008 05:38 pm
@boomerang,
with the Qwik and other milk powders.

Carnation makes it. I'm sure there are other brands

http://mybrands.com/images/products/large/149_5000060012.JPGhttp://mybrands.com/images/products/large/149_5000063412.JPG
boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 22 Sep, 2008 05:56 pm
@JPB,
I've looked there! In three different stores! I've even had people help me look there. I see that on the internet but I can't find it in the real world.

You would think it would be with Qwik or with instant breakfast but it isn't. Maybe they just don't sell it here.....
JPB
 
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Reply Mon 22 Sep, 2008 06:14 pm
@boomerang,
hmmm. If you're anywhere near this place maybe you could cut a deal...

"Fairley's pharmacy, at 72nd and Northeast Sandy in Portland, oregon.still has malted and ice crean soda. It is also the last drug-store pharmacy in Portland."
JPB
 
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Reply Mon 22 Sep, 2008 06:23 pm
@JPB,
From the Nestle web site...

"Use our convenient Product Locator to find a store near you that carries your favorite Nestlé products. Sorry, we are only able to provide information within the United States. Not all brands and products are included in the Product Locator at this time. If you are unable to find a brand or product near you, please contact us. "

Dry milk, evaporated milk, and sweetened condensed milk are all available for lookup but not the malted milk powder (figures).

The contact us link brings you here...

http://www.nestleusa.com/Public/ContactUs.aspx where there's an 800 number that you can call.
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hawkeye10
 
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Reply Mon 22 Sep, 2008 06:24 pm
not many people use it anymore, but if the market has it normally it will be next to the chocolate milk powder.
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JPB
 
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Reply Mon 22 Sep, 2008 06:26 pm
@boomerang,
geez, boom -- how much do you need? I can send you a baggie of suspicious looking white powder.
dadpad
 
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Reply Mon 22 Sep, 2008 06:34 pm
Malt is not the same thing as malted milk. It is however used in the the making thereof.

Malting is a process applied to cereal grains, in which the grains are made to germinate by soaking in water [1] and are then quickly halted from germinating further by drying/heating with hot air.
The product produced is called Malt.

NB. not all malt is crated equal some malt is more equal than others.
http://oregonstate.edu/instruct/css/330/five/BarleyOverview.htm#BarleyMaltingQuality

I suggest you try dedicated health food stores.
An alternative may be a store that sells home brew kits.
Failing that some bakers may be able to sell you a small amount from their bulk supplies.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Tue 23 Sep, 2008 11:11 am
@JPB,
Too funny. I can see Homeland Security showing up to investigate!

That's interesting, dadpad. I had no idea about the construction of malt. I do learn something new every day. Thank you.

It sounds like I'm going to have to turn away from the supermarkets and look for small suppliers.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 23 Sep, 2008 11:26 am
@boomerang,
Yeap, I got my malt at the local breweries. (Micro-breweries certainly will sell it, too.)
Malt Extract is here sold in supermarkets - you should find it in the USA at least in health food shops.

And then there's (100%pure grain) Maltcoffee ...
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Tue 23 Sep, 2008 11:34 am
@boomerang,
Check the coffee aisle, with the creamers.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 23 Sep, 2008 11:46 am
There is a lot of malt produced in the USA ...

http://i38.tinypic.com/v6ji1v.jpg

(Besides those big factories, we still have some dozens of small malthouses, where they produce malt in the traditional floor malting way - it just smells wonderful around those factories!)
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