Malt

Malt for brewing beer

Malts are a fundamental component in the brewing process, offering a wide range of flavors, aromas, and colors to craft beers. Each type of malt has its own unique characteristics and is suitable for creating different beer styles.

EBC is a scale used to measure the color of malt and beer primarily used here in Europe. The higher the EBC number, the darker the beer. For example, a beer with an EBC of 3 would be very light in color (like a Pilsner), while a beer with an EBC of 50 or more would be quite dark (like a porter or stout).

Types of Malts and Their Characteristics

Base Malts: These are the foundation of any beer recipe, providing most of the fermentable sugars, body, and color. Common base malts include Pale Ale Malt, Munich Malt, and Pilsner Malt.

Specialty Malts: These malts add specific flavors, colors, and aromas to the beer. They are kilned for longer to enhance these attributes. Examples are Caramel Malt, Crystal Malt, and Chocolate Malt.

Kilned/Roasted Malts: These are heated in a kiln to varying degrees, affecting the malt's color, flavor, and aroma. The more intense the kilning, the darker and more flavorful the malt.

Caramel and Crystal Malts: Produced by roasting unmalted barley, these malts add sweetness and a range of colors to the beer. They are available in light, medium, and dark varieties.

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