Base Malts

Base malts from a variety of regions and malt houses are categorized here.

Base malts form the foundation for nearly every beer style. Their main function is to provide fermentable sugar (which is extracted during the mashing process). Therefore the flavor profiles tend to range from “light cereal/bready” to honey & graham cracker, to more toasty. Mileage varies, and no two malting companies make the exact product, giving us brewers a lot of variation and control.

Most base malts can be substituted with each other, and this is a great way to experiment.  We recommend making slow changes to your recipe. You can start by subbing out 10-50% of your base malt for another.

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