For the serious brewer in search of serious flavor. Purchase full sacks of these one of a kind malts to save on the essential specialty grains that add truly unique character and depth to all your favorite homebrews. The light roasting opens up an entirely new world of flavor, everything from crackers, to nutty biscuits, to sourdough bread - everything you need to add wonderful layers of complexity to your favorite malt bills.
Lightly kilned or toasted malts have some of the most unique and distinctive flavors and include specialty malts which don’t fall into the other categories of barley malts: things like biscuit malt, or aromatic malt. Frequently these malts are used in low quantities to contribute unique flavors. Fortunately, the names given by their maltsters are usually obvious as to what sort of flavor they contribute. Biscuit malt, for example, contributes a very biscuity flavor, aromatic malt adds a very malty aroma and a deep malt flavor. Some of the toasted malts like Victory, Amber and Brown malts, and special roast are less obvious. Brown and amber malts are similar with brown being darker and more toasty and bready while amber malt is lighter in color and has less of a pretzel-like flavor and more of a light bready flavor. Victory malt is another light one which sort of lies in between biscuit malt and amber malt with characteristics of both. Special roast is fairly unique and will impart a slightly darker, reddish color and has a fairly strong tangy, berry, and deep almost sourdough-like flavor. Truly unique flavors - try them and see for yourself.