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!
This is our English Pale Ale homebrew recipe but with a twist; the addition of Naked Oat Malt to lend body and texture. A late addition of Slovenia Aurora gives a floral and pine character to this very drinkable of oaty pale ales.
BATCH SIZE FERMENTER:
BATCH SIZE BOIL:
15.5 / 7.5
64°C / 147°F
21°C / 70°F
MASH LIQUOR VOL (LITRES):
LIQUOR / MASH RATIO:
2.7 : 1
WEST COAST PALE ALE
Start of boil
Oats give up soluble fibre to the beer giving a nice smooth finish and enhanced body.
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.
Crystal and Cara Malts are so named for the caramelisation and crystallization of the sugars present in the barley kernel. We take green malt from germination and by applying heat while maintaining the moisture content we are able to liquify the endosperm of the barley, transforming the starch into sugars. Heat is then applied and the caramelisation begins.
In the case of Crystal Malts, when the endosperm cools, sugar crystals are formed. When you cut across the grain the glassy sheen of crystalized sugar can be seen.
Each Crystal Malt imparts a clean, nutty, caramel-like sweetness to your beers. Extra Light Crystal gives a subtle caramel flavour.
Find out more about our Extra Light Crystal Malt here.
Crisp Naked Oat Malt has become a stalwart of the homebrew NEIPA recipe. We malt naturally naked oats to increase potential extract. Naked Oat Malt gives a lovely creaminess and mouthfeel in all styles of beer and is especially suited to juicy hop bombs and heavy beers. They also impart a toasted, biscuit aroma and palate.
Oats are high in β-glucan and for both brewing and baking uses Naked Oat Malt can contribute beta-glucans (soluble fibre) to add an extra property.
If run-off is a concern at higher addition rates, mix 50/50% with our Flaked Torrefied Oats.
Find out more about our Naked Oat Malt here.
© 2023 Crisp Malt
Website designed by Farrows