DetailsPurchase full sacks of these premium base malts from US based maltsters to save on the staple grains that drive your brews to perfection. These malts are capable of self conversion and can be used to make up 100% of a grist, or in smaller proportions to add character for unique beer styles. From domestic Munich and Vienna type malts, to wheat and rye malts - our wide selection ensures you can find the right malt for any beer style.
Base malts make up the majority of the grist in all-grain beer. This group includes pale malt, Pilsner malt, Vienna malt, Munich malt, Mild ale malt, and more; there are also non-barley base malts like wheat malt and rye malt.
Base malts can be named based on the formation of corns on the barley stalk (2-row vs. 6-row), the barley variety (e.g., Maris Otter, Golden Promise, etc), or the region in which the barley was grown or malted (America, England, Moravia, etc).
American base malt is generally mild and fairly neutral; British malts tend to be maltier, bready, and biscuit-like. The European climate gives malts made from Continental barley a clean, “elegant” character. Pilsner malt has a soft, delicate maltiness that practically defines pale lagers. “High-kilned” (heated to a higher temperature at the end of the malting process) base malts are responsible for the dark, malty lagers of Europe and have found a home in many ales because of their unique character. Munich and Vienna malts are the prime examples of high-kilned malts, although mild ale malt belongs to this category too. The darker color lends these malts a more toasty, malty flavor than you get from lighter base malts.
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4.8 / 5.09 ReviewsThe Best First Step to Cost CuttingI brew fairly often--between 5 and 10 gallons per month, life-schedule dependent. Once I figured out the basics of home brewing, I was on a quest to save time by getting better equipment, kegging and larger batches. Now, I'm on a quest to save a bit more cash, so I switched to BIAB. Bulk base malt is a great way to save some money, if you brew often enough (or large enough) that your 55lbs of grain won't go stale. Midwest has the best bulk base malt prices I can find in my area. Everyone needs base malt, right?!December 27, 2015Great qualityGrown in USA ! 100% useable. High qualityAugust 3, 2016Rahr 2-rowIt's 50lb of base malt, what's not to like. Shipping comes out to about $0.50 per pound, which really isn't too bad.February 4, 2016Rahr 2-row base maltI only just brewed with this brand for the first time so I don�?���t know much about it. I�?���m used to using Breiss brand, and there seems to be a slight visual difference in them (dusty grey), but that could be because they package it in the flat nylon weave bags instead of the heavy paper bags. It seemed to taste slightly less flavorful right from the bag but that could be all subjective. It�?���s probably pretty much the same thing. Maybe when I drink a beer made from it I might notice a real difference.February 4, 2016bulk grainsGood price and good beers.March 29, 2016February 14, 2016Well packagedThe delivery service left my boxes in a puddle of melted snow from my car. Opened the boxes and everything was good. Thanks midwest for great service and great online deals.February 24, 2016Cut the cost of your 5 gallon beer batchesEven with shipping costs, fifty pound bulk grains are a great way to be creative, make a better beer and brew twice as much for half the price. You'll initially have to invest in a grain crusher, but your biceps will benefit and your gym bill will go down, saving you even more money.December 4, 2016Most cost efficient way to brew All-GrainIf you're wanting to save money on your brews, besides yeast washing and growing your own hops, there's no better way than buying base malt in bulk. a 55 lb sack will usually last me 4 or sometimes 5 five gallon batches. A great purchase to make at least a few times a year for the constant brewer.January 28, 2014
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