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Dark Roasted Malts

Experienced Briess roaster operators produce some of the darkest colored, richest flavored malts for your brewing flexibility and creativity.

The intense cocoa, rich roasted coffee and roasted flavors are a necessity for Porters and Stouts. Use in smaller quantities for a touch of flavor or color adjustment in all beer styles. Or replace debittered black malt with Blackprinz® Malt or Midnight Wheat Malt. It's husk that develops bitter notes during roasting, which means that debittered black malts will contribute a certain amount of bitter, astringent or dry flavors or aftertaste to beer. Blackprinz® and Midnight Wheat Malts are made from grains with no husk so they contribute deep rich browns to black tones with subtle, smooth flavor and no bitterness or astringency.

Black Malt

Dry roasted, sharp to neutral

This malt is often used to provide color without overpowering flavor that is characteristic of European-style dark beers. It may be used with or without Roasted Barley to brew a Stout with more color and less intense Roasted Barley flavor notes, and it may be used with Chocolate Malt to produce a Porter with less pronounced chocolate flavor notes.

500
SRM
6%
Moisture
Usage Levels / Beer Styles
1-3% All styles for color with little or no flavor
1-10% Porter and Stout

Black Malted Barley Flour

Dry roasted, sharp to neutral

This malted barley flour is often used to provide color without overpowering flavor that is characteristic of European-style dark beers. It produces dark-colored beer with little impact on foam color. Use when dark beer with light head is desired. It may be used with or without Roasted Barley to brew a Stout with more color and less intense Roasted Barley flavor notes, and it may be used with Chocolate Malt to produce a Porter with less pronounced chocolate flavor notes.

500
SRM
6%
Moisture
Usage Levels / Beer Styles
1-3% All styles for color with little or no flavor
1-10% Porter and Stout

Blackprinz® Malt

Subtle, smooth, no bitter, astringent, dry flavors or aftertaste, very delicate, clean flavor, mild roasted malty flavor

Produced from hulless barley and functions as a 1:1 replacement to debittered Black Malt, but with smoother flavor. It contributes the same color characteristics as Black Malt but without the bitter, astringent, dry flavors or aftertaste. Use in Black IPAs, Black Lagers, Black Ales, Schwarzbiers and other beers for deep, rich color with only hints of subtle roasted flavor, and for color adjustment in any beer style.

500
SRM
6%
Moisture
Usage Levels / Beer Styles
1-2% Minor color adjustment with little to no flavor impact in lighter colored lagers and ales
2-5% Adds color with subtle, smooth flavor
5-10% Use in larger quantities for color plus mild roasted malty flavor

Chocolate Malt

Rich roasted coffee, cocoa

The chocolate flavor of this malt is complementary when used in higher percentages. It can be used in all beer styles for color adjustment.

350
SRM
5.5%
Moisture
Usage Levels / Beer Styles
1-10% Porters, Stouts, Brown Ales, Dunkel, and other dark beers

Dark Chocolate Malt

Rich smooth coffee

The chocolate flavor of this malt is complementary when used in higher percentages. It can be used in all beer styles for color adjustment.

430
SRM
5.5%
Moisture
Usage Levels / Beer Styles
1-10% Porters, Stouts, Brown Ales, Dunkel, and other dark beers

Midnight Wheat Malt

Subtle, smooth, no bitter, astringent, dry flavors or aftertaste, starts slightly sweet, hints of roasted flavor

It contributes the same color characteristics as Black Malt but without the bitter, astringent, dry flavors or aftertaste. It finishes exceptionally clean and is the smoothest source of black color of any malt. It is excellent in Black IPAs, Schwarzbiers, other dark ales and lagers, and for color adjustment in any beer style.

550
SRM
6.5%
Moisture
Usage Levels / Beer Styles
1-2% Minor color adjustment with little to no flavor impact in lighter colored lagers and ales
2-5% Adds color with subtle, very smooth flavor
5-7% Use in larger quantities for color plus hints of smooth roasted flavor

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