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1277 North Charlotte Street Pottstown PA 19464                            (610) 327-1450 
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                       Let us know your needs. We have access to bulk grains from: Best Malz, Bairds, Rahr, Crisp,Weyerman, Great Western, Gambrinus, Franco-Belges, Briess, Thomas Fawcett, and Dingemanns

                Orders are placed on Sunday evenings for same week delivery; no minimum necessary for bulk orders

Briess (American) - four generations have been producing an extensive spectrum of quality malts since 1876

  • 2 Row - mild, malty base grain; slightly higher yield and lower protein than  6 row
  • Black - dry roasted/sharp to neutral; use in small quantities in dark beers
  • Cara Wheat - using wheat instead of barley, this malt produces a caramel roasty flavor, moderately sweet; great for darker wheat-based beers (Dunkelweizen, Schwartzbier)
  • Caramel/Crystal 10L - candylike sweetness, mild caramel, contributes golden hues
  • Caramel/Crystal 20L - sweet, mild caramel flavor with golden color
  • Caramel/Crystal 40L - sweet caramel flavor contributes a light red color
  • Caramel/Crystal 60L - pronounced caramel flavor, contributes a deep golden to red color
  • Caramel/Crystal 80L - sweet caramel, slight burnt sugar, raisiny with deeper red color
  • Caramel/Crystal 120L - burnt sugar, raisiny prune flavor with deep red color
  • Carapils - balances body without adding color or flavor
  • Chocolate - rich roasted coffee/cocoa flavor
  • Munich - robust malty flavor with golden hues
  • Pale Ale 2 row - slightly darker than regular 2 row; warm & malty
  • Pilsen - produces pale colored beer with a clean delicately malty, sweet character
  • Red Wheat - creamy, sweet and malty; use for head retention
  • Roasted Barley - produces a red/deep brown color with coffee flavor
  • Rye - spicy; use in 5% increments adding rice hulls if using more than 20%
  • Smoked - using cherry wood, this malt produces a smooth, intense smokey flavor
  • Special Roast - toasty, tangy biscuit-like flavor with deep golden/brown color
  • Victory - nutty, toasty biscuit aroma & flavor; provides a deep golden/brown color
  • Vienna - increased malty flavor balances high-hopped full bodied beers
  • White Wheat - sweet malty floury taste; produces a deep golden/brown color

Thomas Fawcett and Sons LTD (West Yorkshire, England)

  • Maris Otter- (2.3-3.0 °L) - Favorite of English brewers, this floor malted Maris Otter is rich, slightly nutty and is recommended for any English beer style
  • Pale Chocolate Malt- (185-250°L) - Less highly roasted than the regular chocolate malt, this will add dark brown color and mild chocolate/coffee flavor to Dark Milds, Stouts and Porters

Dingemans (Belgian)

  • Aromatic  (17° - 21° L) mildly kilned malt that will add a strong malt aroma and deep color when used as a specialty malt. This malt can make up to 100% of the grain bill, but it is fairly low in surplus diastatic enzymes
  • Biscuit  (18° - 27° L) this toasted malt will provide a warm bread or biscuit flavor and aroma and will lend a garnet-brown color
  • Debittered Black (500° - 600° L) using an exclusive evaporative process, Dingemans De-Bittered Black Malt will contribute the same color characteristics as Black malt with a less astringent flavor
  • Pilsen (1.4° - 1.8° L) light in color & low in protein, this malt is well modified & easily mashed with a single-temperature infusion
  • Special B (140° - 155° L) the darkest of the Belgian crystal malts, imparts a heavy caramel taste & is often credited with the raisin-like flavors of some Belgian Abbey ales. Larger percentages (greater than 5%) contributes a dark brown-black color & fuller body


Flaked Barley - produces lighter color in the final beer without lowering the gravity

Flaked Maize -  popular in the pre-prohibition pilsners, adds subtle sweetness

Flaked Oats - used in Oatmeal Stouts

Flaked Wheat - contributes less color than wheat malt & increases foam and head retention

Flaked Rice - provides more fermentables with out increasing body and flavor

Flaked Rye - adds a crisp & slightly spicy character