Since 1870 we’ve lived and breathed malting. With this passion and expertise, and by combining traditional and modern techniques, we create an impressive range of malted and non-malted products, including several unique and exclusive barley malts.
We have a wide range of malts suitable for brewing and distilling to provide you with the foundations for creating your next beer or whisky.
From our traditional floor maltings to our state-of-the-art packaging line, all of our malts are processed by a team of skilled maltsters. Find out more about our different processes here.
Our team of maltsters and brewers have put together a number of different technical materials, from recipes to blog posts on conditioning, to assist you in your brewery or distillery. Find out more here in this section.
There is nothing more we love than talking to brewers and distillers so if you have any questions, or would like to arrange a call with a member of our team, please feel free to get in touch – we would love to hear from you!
Our homebrew version of the classic Oatmeal Stout recipe is heavy on the torrefied oats with a 10% addition lending in the beer a smooth slickness. The Brown, Crystal and Black Malts give a full roasted and chocolate flavour to the stout and the medium mash temperature leads to a moderate fullness in the end.
BATCH SIZE FERMENTER:
BATCH SIZE BOIL:
50 / 25
65°C / 149°F
21°C / 70°F
MASH LIQUOR VOL (LITRES):
LIQUOR / MASH RATIO:
2.7 : 1
FLAKED TORREFIED OATS
Start of boil
Use brewing salts to get a chloride:sulphate ratio of 2:1 for this beer.
Our Best Ale Malt is the workhorse of many a brewery and is at home in a variety of beer styles. The 2-row winter barley varieties that go into our Best Ale have been planted in the light, sandy soils of North Norfolk. We source the lowest nitrogen barley from our farmers.
During malting, high cast moistures and a balance of optimal germination time and temperature results in an even, well modified malt with a rich colour and balanced sweet, malt flavour which is ideally suited to ale brewing.
Find out more about our Best Ale Malt here.
Dark Crystal Malt has the highest degree of caramelisation. The flavours are now transformed into sultanas, raisins, plums and dark, dried fruits. By now the sugars are actually being broken down by chemical processes and so the residual sweetness that the other Crystal Malts impart are being replaced by an increase in bitter flavours.
Crystal Malt sugars are non-fermentable so add a level of dextrin sugars that are preserved through to the final beer.
Find out more about our Dark Crystal Malt here.
The darkest of our roasted malts. When you need an intensely dark colour for stouts and porters this is an excellent malt to use. Despite its reputation as a highly astringent malt, nothing could be further from the truth. This malt brings with it a roasted character with some bitterness and astringency, but also flavours of currants and berries.
This malt can also be used for the colour adjustment of pale beers either in the mash or by sprinkling on top of the mash at the sparge stage, to impart a ruby hue.
Find out more about Black Malt here.
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