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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4.9 / 5.030 ReviewsNever thought that I would need 50 pounds at a time, but eventually you get there.March 4, 2019Purchased
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3 months agoBulk grain saleGreat option to get grains. Been searching forever to buy grains this way without getting clubbed for shipping. Bag of Grains arrived in a box. Without a doubt I’ll continue to buy them this way. CheersDecember 19, 2018Purchased
4 months agoAwsomeGreat product with fast free shippingDecember 16, 2018Purchased
4 months agoProduct arrived quickly, good brand and looking forward to using thisDecember 11, 2018Purchased
4 months agoFirst bag of malted grainGood price, good delivery time and quality product.
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4 months agoDelivered on the with no issues. Great price! Will continue to be to buy from Midwest.December 5, 2018Purchased
4 months agoFresh MaltI got 50 lbs of Briess base malt.Very happy . Malt is fresh. Free and fast shippingNovember 27, 2018Purchased
4 months agoBuying in bulk is great. If I decide to brew, I don't have to worry about having what I need. Shipping was great, much better than any other supplier I have tried.November 8, 2018Purchased
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Browse 3 questions Browse 3 questions and 9 answersIs this malt uncrushed?BEST ANSWER: When you buy a sack of grains it is whole (uncrushed). If you buy it by the pound you have the option for crushed or whole.I want to buy unhulled barley, about 25-50 lb. Is DOMESTIC BASE MALTS unhulled barley?. Please let me know where I can find unhealed barley.BEST ANSWER: All of our base malts will have hulls, as they are necessary for the mashing process. Our Debittered Black Malt is the only malt we offer that does not have any hulls.How much h per pallet?