DetailsFor the serious brewer with a flair for the exotic, save big purchasing full sacks of these base malts from around the globe. We source these malts from the finest malting houses the world over - maltsters like Weyermann® and Schill from Germany, Crisp and Simpsons from the UK, Dingemans and Castle from Belgium and many more. These base malts will lend an authentic character to your German lagers, British bitters, Belgian abbey ales, or anything else you can dream up. For truly distinctive regional flavor, these international base malts are your ticket to a wide world of exceptional homebrew.
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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5.0 / 5.03 ReviewsUse this for your German beersWeyerman Barke Munich - great base malt for traditional German beers. Dunkelweizen, marzen, dunkel are great options. Also works well to accent base grist for pale ales or IPA's among others.December 2, 2016Purchased
over 2 years agoBring me the MaltsWhen the nearest brew store is an hour away (an hour there and an hour back) getting my malts delivered is important. The selection is good and so is the quality of what I received. The price is excellent, especially with the free shipping (>$30). ThanksJune 11, 2018Purchased
3 months agoLocal Co-OP?Suppose you have ten customers in this area (maybe you have more) that buy 50# bags. There might be a way to combine orders and do them "station to station" to save on shipping, which UPS drivers would probably like that also.January 25, 2016
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Browse 6 questions Browse 6 questions and 11 answerswhat quantity are these bags?BEST ANSWER: 55 poundsHow much do get in this package ?BEST ANSWER: 55 poundsWho is the maltster on the products listed German Pilsner and German Pale Ale?How many pounds in a bag?BEST ANSWER: I purchased a sack of Maris Otter and it was 55 pounds. Not sure why Midwest doesn’t mention the sack weight on this item.Are the malts pre-milled or whole in the packaging?BEST ANSWER: They are unmilled.Who is Belgian Pilsner maltster?BEST ANSWER: Castle Malting