Well I am the proud owner of about 250 lbs of grain that I bought on Saturday. I planned to get 4 bags of base grains and then just order the supplemental grains as needed per recipe.
However, the Supply store was self serve and rather that asking stupid questions, I was able to get a few lbs here and there of stuff I know I would use.
Now the question, there are obviously different brands of base grains and specialty grains. And different places seem to call grains by different names. For example, it seems that Crystal 40, 60 80 etc is the same thing as Caramel 40, 60, 80?
What is the best source to get a better understanding of the options and differences? Is Pale Chocolate the same thing as English Pale Chocolate? If a recipe call for a certain brand of 2 Row (Rahr) and you end up with another brand, do you have to adjust?