Briess Special Roast Malt

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Briess Special Roast Malt

SKU W008I

PRICE AS CONFIGURED:

$1.44

Product Details

Briess Special Roast malt provides deep golden color to nut brown ales and dark beer styles. With its characteristic and bold sourdough flavor, it will contribute an exciting layer of flavor to Nut Brown Ales, Porters, and other dark beer styles. This malt is particularly suited to English Ales. 

Additional Characteristics / Applications

  • 40° Lovibond
  • Malt Style: Biscuit-style malt
  • Flavor: Toasty, biscuity, bran flakes, sourdough, tangy
  • Color: Deep golden to brown hues
  • Use 2-5% for dark amber and other dark beers
  • Use 5-10% for porters and nut brown ales


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SKU

W008I (whole), C008I (milled), G008k (50 lb. bag)

Extract Percentage

72.0%

Lovibond

40º

Moisture Percentage

2.5%

Soluble Total Protien

5-10% Excellent in IPA, ESB, Amber, Nut Brown Ale, Porter and other dark beer styles

Malt Color Medium-Light (15-60° L)

Customer Reviews

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Rick K.
Briess Special Roast

The Special Roast malt adds a slight roasted bready flavor to beers I and others enjoy. Using 1 to 10% in recipes has proven very nice.
Great malt

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Bolars
Saltine taste

Adds the taste of saltines (without the salt of course) and is appropriate in different English style beers, from porters to milds, or ESBs. I use between 4 and 12 ounces of the special roast because it has a strong flavor.

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Josh
Sourdough... big time!

So I recently used this malt for the first time - only 0.25 lbs in a stout I brewed and WOW. If you like sourdough bread and biscuity-toasty flavors in your beer, this is 100% the way to go. It only made up about 2% of my grain bill and contributed a huge amount of character to the finished beer. I would use very sparingly if you're not into that blast of flavor, but otherwise if that's what you're going for you won't be disappointed.