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BESTMALZ® – for the best beer

Our malts are among the best in the world, offering everything breweries and brew masters desire.

We apply the highest standards in selecting our raw materials: barely and wheat
Custom production processes matched to the raw materials guarantees homogeneous malt
Reliable and timely delivery of our malt
Comprehensive consulting and services

BESTMALZ® – the specialists for malt and beer

ProductEBCCharasteristics
BEST Heidelberg2 - 2,9BEST Heidelberg is used especially for brewing beers extremely light in color. It forms an excellent "light" and enzyme-rich foundation for almost all beer styles.

Malt characteristics: low protein levels, high extract content, very light color and high enzymatic activity.
BEST Pilsen Malt3 - 4,9BEST Pilsen Malt gives beer a fresh and rounded taste. It is used for all types of beers based on basically barley malt. It forms an excellent “light” and enzyme-rich foundation for almost all beer styles.

Malt characteristics: low protein levels, high extract content, light color and high enzymatic activity. BEST Pilsen Malt is also available in organic quality.
BEST Pale Ale5 - 7BEST Pale Ale deepens the light “golden” color of top-fermented beers, creating a pleasant flavor. It forms an excellent enzyme-rich foundation for intensive colored beer-styles.

It is an excellent base malt for brewing many different styles of British pale ale as well as for brewing Kölsch beer.
BEST Vienna8 - 10BEST Vienna deepens the light and brilliant color of the beer and creates a pleasant, full-bodied and malty taste.

Selected malting barley is used to produce the malt and it is created according to a special malting process. This malt has a high enzymatic potential.
BEST Munich11 - 20BEST Munich intensifies the color of the beer. It emphasizes the malt aroma of dark beer in an exciting way. It forms an excellent enzyme-rich foundation for all color-intensive beer styles.

This malt is produced using a special malting process designed to bring out certain desirable qualities, such as high solubility.
BEST Munich Dark21 - 35BEST Munich Dark gives a pleasant full-bodied and malty flavor. The impact when using this darker malt is similar to BEST Munich: the color is even more intensified, the malt aroma is strengthened.

Enzyme richness of this malt offers opportunities for brewing strongly colored beers. The production process for this malt is similar to the lighter variant of our BEST Munich.
BEST Red X28 - 32BEST Red X® has been invented for brewing red-tinted beers. You can use BEST Red X® for up to 100% of your grain bill - no other malt is required. Offering exceptional reliability and optimal processability, BEST Red X® can be employed to brew consistently fiery beers with intense reddish hues.

Its full-bodied flavor and attractive, unique color coupled with easy handling in the brewery, make BEST Red X® the best choice for creating a broad range of new beers, such as red-tinted wheat beers.
BEST Melanoidin Light40 - 60BEST Melanoidin Light contains an appreciable amount ox dextrins and Maillard products, which emphasize the rich taste and flavor stability of the beer.

It gives the beer a fuller flavor and a slightly reddish color. The full-bodied nature of the beer is enhanced. It is produced according to a special kilning process.
BEST Melanoidin61 - 80BEST Melanoidin contains a particularly large amount of dextrins. It gives the beer a strong flavor and a reddish color. The full-bodied nature of the beer is enhanced.

It is produced according to a special kilning process. Without any problems can it be used in percentages of up to 50% despite its strongly coloring impact.
BEST Caramel Pils3 - 7BEST Caramel Pils optimizes the foam properties and the sweet full-bodied character of the beer. The malt character resembles that of BEST Pilsen Malt. After the germination is finished, the green malt is gently roasted with a special technique developed and optimized over many years by our BESTMALZ® malt masters.

This process is responsible for our unique BESTMALZ® Caramel aromas. As all our Caramel malts, this malt impresses with excellent processing characteristics and with a superior flavor
BEST Caramel Hell20 - 40BEST Caramel Hell reinforces the typical “caramely” malt aroma of the beer. It gives the beer a darker color and increases foam stability. In addition, it anhances the full-bodied creamy character of the beer.

After the germination is finished, the green malt is gently roasted using a special process. This creates the special caramel aroma. This malt is produced by our specifically developed germination and roasting technique. The malt has a unique honey tasting flavor and impresses with an elegant touch of sweetness. It has excellent processing characteristics. This malt has rich and superior flavors.
BEST Caramel Aromatic41 - 60BEST Caramel Aromatic will impart a distinct, almost exaggerated malt aroma and flavor to red lagers, amber lagers, dark lagers, German bocks and other beer styles, even at a rate as low as 10%.

As with all BEST caramel malts, this malt is of exceptional quality, both due to its excellent processing characteristics and its superior flavor.
BEST Caramel Amber61 - 80BEST Caramel Amber reinforces the typical “caramely” malt aroma of the beer. It gives the beer a darker color and increases foam stability. In addition, it enhances the full-bodied character of the beer.

After the germination is finished, the green malt is gently roasted using a special process. This produced the unique BESTMALZ® caramel aroma.
BEST Caramel Munich I81-100BEST Caramel Munich I brings out the full spectrum of caramel taste that nature has put in the kernel. Like our other caramels, this malt will darken your beer and stabilize its foam. Depending on grain bill composition nuts and almonds may be reflected. Like all our BESTMALZ® caramels, BEST Caramel Munich I to III are produced by using a unique germination and roasting technique.
Our malt masters have developed this gentle, but yet effective process in order to generate caramel tastes of different variations and degrees. As a result, all BEST Caramels have great processing features and are highly comfortable in their use.
BEST Caramel Munich II110 - 130BEST Caramel Munich II is our mid range Munich caramel: very "caramely", adding deep color, increasing foam stability. In addition, it enhances the full-bodied character of the beer with intensive nut flavors.

BEST Caramel Munich I to III are produced by using a unique germination and roasting technique. Our malt masters have developed this gentle but yet effective process in order to generate caramel tastes of different variations and degrees. All our BEST Caramels have unique processing features and are highly comfortable in their use.
BEST Caramel Munich III131 - 200BEST Caramel Munich III (crystal malt) intensifies the beer color and malty aroma of dark caramels and dried fruits. It gives the beer a significantly darker color and increases foam stability. In addition, it enhances the full-bodied character of the beer with flavor of intensive roasted almond.

BEST Caramel Munich I to III are produced by using a unique germination and roasting technique. Our malt masters have developed this gentle but yet effective process in order to generate caramel tastes of different variations and degrees. Brew masters love this dark malt for its unique features.
BEST Special X®300 - 400BEST Special X® imparts to beer – depending on the amount in the grist – a smooth roasty flavor reminiscent of raisins or dried fruit. The beer possesses a chestnut to dark hue (depending on rate) and an aromatic and harmonious full-bodied character. The malt does not, however, introduce bitter roasted flavors but rather brings a mild smoothness to beer without any of the astringent qualities associated with other dark malts.

BEST Special X® is a cool and "crafty" malt-product. Any craft-brewer should try-out this malt in his or her creations and impress with a rich mix of flavors.
BEST Chocolate800 - 1000BEST Chocolate gives the beer an even darker color - like dark chocolate. It adds fine nuances of chocolate, nut, or coffee aromas. Dosages up to 10% are possible without any bitter pyrazine flavor.

The color of the foam will not be affected but foam stability will be improved. The malt is produced from green or kiln-dried malt in a gentle roasting process.
BEST Black Malt1100-1200BEST Black Malt (roasted malt) gives the beer greater depth of colour and adds fine nuances of chocolate or coffee aromas. The malt flavor is also emphasized. The malt is produced from green or kiln-dried malt which is roasted using a smooth and gentle technology. While roasting can result in undesirable pyrazine tastes, our BESTMALZ® roasting technology applies the heat in a state-of-the-art fashion.

Evenly roasted malt kernels with optimal processing features are the outcomes of this advanced and technique fine tuned by our experienced malt masters.
BEST Black Malt eXtra1300 - 1500BEST Black Malt eXtra (roasted malt) gives the beer extremely deep colors and intensive roasted bread, dark chocolate or coffee notes. The malt flavor is also emphasized.

Similar to somewhat lighter BEST Black Malt, the eXtra version is also produced from green or kiln-dried malt which is roasted using a smooth and gentle technology. While roasting can result in undesirable pyrazine tastes, our BESTMALZ® roasting technology applies the heat in a state-of-the-art fashion. This malt is as black as great malt can be. It will enrich your brew with a wild spectrum of tastes.
BEST Wheat Malt3,5 - 6BEST Wheat Malt emphasizes the effervescent freshness and the typical top-fermented flavor of wheat beer.

It is produced from high quality brewing wheat. Malting processes adapted to the raw material highlight the particular qualities of this malt.
BEST Wheat Malt Dark16 - 20BEST Wheat Malt Dark emphasizes the effervescent freshness and the typical top-fermented flavor of wheat beer. Very much like our brighter version of BEST Wheat Malt does. This malt, however, adds color and intensifies the aroma.

It is produced from high quality brewing wheat. Malting processes adapted to the raw material highlight the particular qualities of this malt.
BEST Chit Malt2 - 3BEST Chit Malt is used for balancing the characteristics of strongly sulubilized malt. When using this malt, foam formation is promoted and foam stability increased.

The malt is produced from the same two-rowed spring barley as used for all other BESTMALZ® malt-types.
BEST Smoked3 - 8BEST Smoked gives beer a typical smoky flavor similar to that in smoked ham. The quantity used will influence the intensity of the of the beech wood or whisky flavor.

This malt can not only be used for beer, but also for distillate production. It has high enzymatic activity.
BEST Peated3 - 8BEST Peated is smoked over a peat fire using the best available peat. The smoke imparts a strong smoky, phenolic flavor which is reflected in the malt aroma.

Brewers can use up to 100% in the grain bill. Depending on the composition and intensity in the grain bill this malt will generate flavors from light to intense peat and earthy tastes. Great not only for beers but also for distillates.
BEST Acidulated Malt3 - 6BEST Acidulated Malt reduces the pH of the mash. This results in improved enzyme activity of the mash, greater yield and flavor stability as well as a lighter color and a balanced aroma in the finished beer. It also represents an interesting alternative for breweries that have no mash acidification.
BEST Spelt Malt3,5 - 6BEST Spelt Malt is used for producing full-bodied, top-fermented beers. Spelt is an ancient grain and is known to possess a number of health benefits. For this reason, spelt was the favorite grain of the medieval pioneers of today´s health movement. Germen nun, Hildegard von Bingen, born in the year 1098 is famous for using spelt in her recipes. Likewise, spelt beer, is considered highly digestible and conducive to good health. This malt improves foam stability. It can also have other positive effects in the brewing process.
BEST Organic Pilsen3 - 4,9BEST Organic Pilsen gives beer a fresh and rounded taste. It can be used for all types of light beer. It also forms an excellent "light" and enzyme-rich foundation for almost all beer styles.

Malt characteristics: low protein levels, high extract content, light color and high enzymatic activity.
BEST Roasted Barley1200 - 1400BEST Roasted Barley imparts a characteristic deep dark color to beer. Depending on the amount used in the grain bill, the flavor profile can exhibit intense roasty notes and bitterness reminiscent of black coffee or Italian espresso. The foam stability of the beer is also improved.