An often overlooked malt, Rye Malt has a unique spicy rye flavor for the production of great rye beer. Although brewing a traditional rye beer is exceptionally rewarding, try adding Rye Malt to light- and medium-colored and flavored beers for complexity. In addition, Rye Malt can help build flavor and develop complexity in many beer styles, all the way from medium flavored lagers to dark ales. We recommend you start light. Use in 5% increments until your desired flavor is achieved. Rye Malt is fully modified. It performs well in a single temperature infusion mash if used at less than 20% of total grist. Hulless and with a high beta glucan content, Rye Malt can result in a sticky mash and slow lautering. We recommend adding rice hulls when usage levels approach 20% and supplementing with a betaglucanase enzyme above 35% for manageable lautering. Sold per pound.
Flavor: Spicy rye
Color: Golden leaning toward orange hues
• 1-3% Adds dryness and a touch of spicy rye flavor and interest to many beer styles, from medium
flavored lagers to dark ales
• 5% Rye Pale Ales, Wheat and Smoked Beers
• 10-35% Roggenbier (German Rye Beer), American Rye Beer
Crushed Grains: Grains are crushed at a .035" gap by default. If you require a different gap, please let us know in your order comments.