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Malts & Grains

All our malts and grains are suitable for both full grain brewing and as an addition to a beer kit. Some grains must be mashed, others can be steeped. Refer to the description included with each grain. If your recipe calls for a specific brand and/or type of malt not listed here, please refer to the Brewing Grain Substitution Chart to find a suitable substitute.

Brew for Africa --- Crush My Grains ---
Brew for Africa --- Crush My Grains ---
Art. nr. B01281
Product Description
Order this option if you would like your brewing grains crushed. PLEASE NOTE: we cannot portion out or blend grains as per your recipes, and the entire amount of each type of malt ordered will be bagged and sent to you. You will need to weigh out the required amount of grains for each brew yourself.

Free crushing of grains is limited to orders of up to 15 kg. of grains per customer. For larger quantities a nominal crushing fee will be charged. No grains other than those bought at Brew for Africa will be crushed.

Also keep in mind that uncrushed malt has a decent shelf life when stored dry in a closed container, but crushed malt should ideally be used within a few days or frozen to extend its lifetime (for no more then three months).

Orders that include grains to be milled may take longer to process.
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Castel / Chateau Château Biscuit Malt 18-20°L (1kg)
Castel / Chateau Château Biscuit Malt 18-20°L (1kg)
Art. nr. B15292
Product Description
Biscuit malt is unique among malts. Along with the American Briess Victory® malt, for which it is an excellent replacement, this is the only base malt that can also be steeped in small quantities to lend a wonderful malty character to extract-based brews. Biscuit malt is a Belgian malt, so it is excellently suited to give many Belgian ales their typical character, but it also works brilliantly in many English and American ales. This lightly kilned malt is known for its lovely sweetish biscuit-like aroma and flavour, and after crystal malt this is perhaps the most frequently used speciality malt. Can be used as an excellent substitute for American Briess Victory® malt.
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Castel / Chateau Roasted Barley 410-450°L (1kg)
Castel / Chateau Roasted Barley 410-450°L (1kg)
Art. nr. B15050
Product Description
An intensely roasted unmalted barley that adds a dry, toasty bitterness, body and mouthfeel to dark beers (typically dry stouts). Use sparingly. This is a crystal malt which can be steeped and does not need mashing (but can be mashed along with other base malts).
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Castel / Chateau Roasted Barley 410-450°L (250g.)
Castel / Chateau Roasted Barley 410-450°L (250g.)
Art. nr. B15264
Product Description
An intensely roasted unmalted barley that adds a dry, toasty bitterness, body and mouthfeel to dark beers (typically dry stouts). Use sparingly. This is a crystal malt which can be steeped and does not need mashing (but can be mashed along with other base malts).
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SABM Black Patent Malt 500-600°L (1kg)
SABM Black Patent Malt 500-600°L (1kg)
Art. nr. B17041
Product Description
A deep, dark, fully roasted malt that, if used properly, can lend a very dark colour and intense toasted flavour to dark beer styles such as stouts and Schwarzbier, and can be used to limit the sweetness of other styles that contain a lot of crystal malt. Typically imparts a highly roasted flavor, as well as some bitterness and acidity, and gives deep contrast to a round malty beer. Use sparingly! If used in excess, black malt can lend a very sharp, acrid, burnt (sometimes even ashy) flavour with a harshness far beyond that of both chocolate malt and roasted barley. Can be either steeped, or mashed along with other malts. Can be used as a substitute for any black (patent) malt, including Carafa type III.
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SABM Black Patent Malt 500-600°L (250g.)
SABM Black Patent Malt 500-600°L (250g.)
Art. nr. B17265
Product Description
A deep, dark, fully roasted malt that, if used properly, can lend a very dark colour and intense toasted flavour to dark beer styles such as stouts and Schwarzbier, and can be used to limit the sweetness of other styles that contain a lot of crystal malt. Typically imparts a highly roasted flavor, as well as some bitterness and acidity, and gives deep contrast to a round malty beer. Use sparingly! If used in excess, black malt can lend a very sharp, acrid, burnt (sometimes even ashy) flavour with a harshness far beyond that of both chocolate malt and roasted barley. Can be either steeped, or mashed along with other malts. Can be used as a substitute for any black (patent) malt, including Carafa type III.
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SABM Pale Malt 1.5-2.5°L (1kg)
SABM Pale Malt 1.5-2.5°L (1kg)
Art. nr. B17048
Product Description
Pale malt forms the basis of just about any beer, and usually makes up the bulk of the grain bill. The name comes from the fact that pale lagers are the most common style of beer and this is the malt type most commonly used to produce them. Because it tends to be the most available malt, it is used for nearly every other style as well. Can be used as a substitute for any brand of pale malt. This is a base malt which must be mashed.
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SABM Pale Malt 1.5-2.5°L (5kg)
SABM Pale Malt 1.5-2.5°L (5kg)
Art. nr. B17223
Product Description
Our regular pale malt, in a 5kg bulk bag.
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Simpsons Caramalt 11.8-16.3°L (1kg)
Simpsons Caramalt 11.8-16.3°L (1kg)
Art. nr. B22352
Product Description
Simpsons Caramalt is a premium English crystal malt. It has a sweet, chewy and heavenly character. It contributes golden-hued colours and rich flavour enrichment from its mild toffee notes in lagers and pale ales. Due to its low colour it is very versatile and can be used to enhance almost any beer style that needs a little sweetness. This is a crystal malt which can be steeped and does not need mashing (but can be mashed along with other base malts).
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Simpsons Crystal Dark Malt 94-107°L (1kg)
Simpsons Crystal Dark Malt 94-107°L (1kg)
Art. nr. B22355
Product Description
Simpsons Crystal Dark malt enters into the delicious realms of complex toffee and burnt sugar, but without the astringency of roasted malt. Roasted to exceptional uniformity in each batch, with each grain of malt perfectly crystallised. Suitable for a wide range of darker styles, ranging from amber and brown ales to sweet stouts and barley wines.
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Simpsons Crystal Extra Dark Malt 169-188°L (1kg)
Simpsons Crystal Extra Dark Malt 169-188°L (1kg)
Art. nr. B22356
Product Description
The beautiful rich colour of this expertly crafted dark malt and the exquisite dried fruit and burnt sugar flavours make this a unique and very special variety. Used in small amounts, Simpsons Crystal Extra Dark will help balance flavour and colour in dark English styles, whilst enhancing head retention. This is a crystal malt which can be steeped and does not need mashing (but can be mashed along with other base malts).
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Simpsons Crystal Light Malt 36-43°L (1kg)
Simpsons Crystal Light Malt 36-43°L (1kg)
Art. nr. B22353
Product Description
Simpsons Crystal Light brings mild caramel and toffee flavours to beers, whilst contributing a beautiful golden hue. Its clean, mild sweetness brings depth of flavour where extra body is required, without dominating the flavour profile of our beers or adding an overly toasted or roasted character. This is a crystal malt which can be steeped and does not need mashing (but can be mashed along with other base malts).
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Simpsons Crystal Medium Malt 63-72°L (1kg)
Simpsons Crystal Medium Malt 63-72°L (1kg)
Art. nr. B22354
Product Description
Caramel and toffee notes come to the forefront in Simpsons Crystal Medium. Expertly roasted to produce a crystal that adds stunning deep golden and red hues to the beer whilst imparting deeper caramel notes. This is a crystal malt which can be steeped and does not need mashing (but can be mashed along with other base malts).
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Simpsons Golden Promise Malt 2.2-3.0°L (1kg)
Simpsons Golden Promise Malt 2.2-3.0°L (1kg)
Art. nr. B22351
Product Description
This wonderful English malt is well balanced to complement assertive levels of hops, but also excellently suited for malt-forward styles or increasing the malt character of a beer without adding much colour. It retains mouthfeel even for low-gravity beers. It finishes clean yet malty and is a perfect base for many beer styles. This is a base malt which must be mashed.
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Simpsons Maris Otter Malt 2.2 -3.0°L (1kg)
Simpsons Maris Otter Malt 2.2 -3.0°L (1kg)
Art. nr. B22350
Product Description
British malts are unique in flavour and character, and Maris Otter malt stands out among them. The ‘Rolls Royce’ of malts for the traditional brewer, this legendary heritage variety is the base malt for traditional English beers. It produces a rich malty flavour and great beer clarity that no substitute malt can replicate. This is a base malt which must be mashed.
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Weyermann CaraAmber Malt 23.1-30.6°L (1kg)
Weyermann CaraAmber Malt 23.1-30.6°L (1kg)
Art. nr. B12226
Product Description
This light to medium crystal malt intensifies the aroma and color of darker beers, particularly German Alt, stouts, bocks and porters, but can also be a good ingredient for a variety of English and Belgian ales. This is a crystal malt which can be steeped and does not need mashing (but can be mashed along with other base malts).
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Weyermann CaraAroma (Dark Crystal) Malt 130-170°L (1kg)
Weyermann CaraAroma (Dark Crystal) Malt 130-170°L (1kg)
Art. nr. B12337
Product Description
A highly caramelized crystal malt, dark brown in color with a high colloidal content and a glassy exterior. The taste is malty, sweet, coffee-like with notes of aromatic roastiness. Well suited for a variety amber and dark ales, Dunkels, Bocks, stouts, porters, Belgian ales and many other styles.
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Weyermann Carahell (Light Crystal) Malt 8.1-11.8°L (1kg)
Weyermann Carahell (Light Crystal) Malt 8.1-11.8°L (1kg)
Art. nr. B12224
Product Description
Crystal malt is essentially pale malt which has undergone a heating and "stewing" process to convert some of the starches into sugars inside the kernel, which are then caramelized into longer chains that are not converted into simple sugars during mashing. This results in a more malty, caramel-sweet, fuller tasting beer. Light Crystal malt can add sweetness, fullness and roundness the the flavour of any beer style. This is a crystal malt which can be steeped and does not need mashing (but can be mashed along with other base malts). Can be used as a substitute for Briess Crystal 10 malt, Muntons Carapils, Fawcett Caramalt, Castel Cara-Blonde, Baird Carastan, and similar malts.
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Weyermann Caramunich Type I Malt 30.6-38.1°L (1kg)
Weyermann Caramunich Type I Malt 30.6-38.1°L (1kg)
Art. nr. B12227
Product Description
This light to medium crystal malt (not to be confused with the Munich base malt) has a deep gold to pale copper colour. It adds a sweet malty flavor and aroma to a variety of beer styles. This is a crystal malt which can be steeped and does not need mashing (but can be mashed along with other base malts). Can be used as a substitute for Crystal 30 malt.
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Weyermann Caramunich Type II Malt 41.8-49.3°L (1kg)
Weyermann Caramunich Type II Malt 41.8-49.3°L (1kg)
Art. nr. B12228
Product Description
This medium crystal malt (not to be confused with the Munich base malt, with which it has nothing to do) is one of the most popular crystal malts. It has a deep colour and adds a mild toasty and sweet flavour to a variety of beer styles. This is a crystal malt which can be steeped and does not need mashing (but can be mashed along with other base malts). Can be used as a substitute for Briess Crystal 40 malt, Dingemans Caramalt 45, Fawcett 40-50 Crystal malt, medium caramel malt and similar malts.
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Weyermann Caramunich Type III Malt 53.1-60.6°L (1kg)
Weyermann Caramunich Type III Malt 53.1-60.6°L (1kg)
Art. nr. B12229
Product Description
This medium crystal malt is one of the most commonly used caramel and crystal malts. Not to be confused with the Munich base malt, with which it has nothing to do. It adds a measurable sweetness and caramel flavor to a variety of beer styles. Well suited for many English, Belgian and American style milds, porters, stouts and bitters, and is often used in small quantities to adjust the flavour and colour balance of just about any type of beer. This is a crystal malt which can be steeped and does not need mashing (but can be mashed along with other base malts). Can be used as a substitute for Briess Crystal 60, Medium Crystal malt, Fawcett Dark Crystal type 1, Medium Caramel malt and Caramel Munich.
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Weyermann Carapils (Dextrin) Malt 1.7-2.4°L (1kg)
Weyermann Carapils (Dextrin) Malt 1.7-2.4°L (1kg)
Art. nr. B12042
Product Description
Dextrin malt gives a fuller body and mouthfeel to light beer styles (e.g. Pilsner, lager or Bock) and significantly improves head formation and retention. Use in small quantities (typically 3-5%), as it can cause a cloying, sugary sweetness if used in excess. This is a crystal malt which can be steeped and does not need mashing (but can be mashed along with other base malts). However, when steeped this malt may introduce unconverted starches in the wort. Most of these may disappear during boiling, but your mileage may vary. Replaces (and improves on) the older CaraFoam malt, and can be used at a substitute for any dextrin malt including Briess Dextrine.
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Weyermann Carared Malt 15.6-19.2°L (1kg)
Weyermann Carared Malt 15.6-19.2°L (1kg)
Art. nr. B12225
Product Description
Carared is a light dark crystal malt, for any beer in which a reddish color is desired, such as Scottish Ales, Belgian ales, a variety of English ales, and Bocks. It also provides a full body and a nice, malty aroma to the beer. This is a crystal malt which can be steeped and does not need mashing (but can be mashed along with other base malts). May be used as a subsitute for Briess Crystal 20, Castel Cara-ruby or Castel Biscuit malt, and Cara-vienne.
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Weyermann Chocolate Malt (Carafa II)  413-450°L (1kg)
Weyermann Chocolate Malt (Carafa II) 413-450°L (1kg)
Art. nr. B12043
Product Description
A deep dark-brown, roasted malt that adds a distinct bitter-sweet "chocolate" flavour with nutty and toasty notes to the brew. Less bitter, less toasty and slightly less dark than black malt. Use sparingly for brown ales, and more extensively for porters and stouts. Add to pale malt according to recipe. This is a crystal malt which can be steeped and does not need mashing (but can be mashed along with other base malts). Can be used as a substitute for any chocolate malt, as well as for Carafa II.
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Weyermann Chocolate Malt (Carafa II)  413-450°L (250g.)
Weyermann Chocolate Malt (Carafa II) 413-450°L (250g.)
Art. nr. B12263
Product Description
A deep dark-brown, roasted malt that adds a distinct bitter-sweet "chocolate" flavour with nutty and toasty notes to the brew. Less bitter, less toasty and slightly less dark than black malt. Use sparingly for brown ales, and more extensively for porters and stouts. Add to pale malt according to recipe. This is a crystal malt which can be steeped and does not need mashing (but can be mashed along with other base malts). Can be used as a substitute for any chocolate malt, as well as for Carafa II.
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Weyermann Melanoidin Malt 23-31°L (a.k.a. Aromatic Malt) (1kg)
Weyermann Melanoidin Malt 23-31°L (a.k.a. Aromatic Malt) (1kg)
Art. nr. B12046
Product Description
A very aromatic malt, with intense malty flavour. Known as aromatic malt in foreign brewing recipes. Gives fullness and roundness to the beer colour, improves flavour stability and gives beer a fuller body. Use in amber and dark ales, and in red coloured beers like Scottish ales, amber ales, red ales, and Irish ales. Use up to a maximum of 20% of the entire grain bill. This is a base malt which must be mashed. Can be used as a substitute for Pauls and Fawcett Amber malt.
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Weyermann Munich Type II Malt 8.1-9.9°L (1kg)
Weyermann Munich Type II Malt 8.1-9.9°L (1kg)
Art. nr. B12047
Product Description
A rich, golden malt that provides a modest colour increase toward a nice, golden-orange tint. Adds a pronounced grainy, malty flavour to many beer styles without affecting the foam stability and body. Also used in small quantities in combination with Pilsener malt to produce light coloured beers, improving the malty flavour and giving the beer a richer colour. Enhances the taste of character beers. Used in pale ales and in amber, brown, strong and dark beers in quantities up to 60% of the total grain bill. Can be used as a substitute for any brand of Munich Malt. This is a base malt with a relatively low diastatic power which must be mashed in combination with other malts.
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Weyermann Pale Ale Malt 2.6-3.4°L (1kg)
Weyermann Pale Ale Malt 2.6-3.4°L (1kg)
Art. nr. B12222
Product Description
Pale Ale malt, not to be confused with regular pale malt, is an excellent basis for a variety of ales, especially British styles. A little darker than regular pale malt, it has a slightly fuller, nuttier and maltier taste, which lends great character to pale and brown ales, porters and similar styles. This is a base malt which must be mashed.
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Weyermann Pilsener Malt 1.4-1.6°L (1kg)
Weyermann Pilsener Malt 1.4-1.6°L (1kg)
Art. nr. B12049
Product Description
Pilsner malt has a more prounounced, sweetish-malty flavour than pale malt, and is usually a bit lighter in colour. It can be used as a base malt or combined with pale and other malts for pilsners and lagers, and is often an ingredient of many European beers, especially German and Belgian styles. This malt can be used as a substitute for any brand of Pilsener malt, as well as for Bries 2-row pale malt, Muntons lager malt, and Fawcett lager malt. This is a base malt which must be mashed.
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Weyermann Special W Dark Crystal Malt 105-120°L (1kg)
Weyermann Special W Dark Crystal Malt 105-120°L (1kg)
Art. nr. B12152
Product Description
This crystal malt is roasted to a dark finish without having the "toasty" bitterness characteristic of chocolate or black malts. Excellently suited for dark ales, porters and stouts. This is a crystal malt which can be steeped and does not need mashing (but can be mashed along with other base malts). Can be used as a good substitute for Dingemans or Castle/Chateau Special B (optionally with a pinch of biscuit malt), Baird's Dark Crystal malt, as well as for Caraaroma malt (although it is a little lighter in colour).
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Weyermann Vienna Malt 3.2-3.9°L (1kg)
Weyermann Vienna Malt 3.2-3.9°L (1kg)
Art. nr. B12051
Product Description
Vienna malt imparts a richer flavour of malt and grain than pale malt, and adds subtle aromas of caramel and toffee. Vienna malt gives a deeper golden colour to the beer and increases body and fullness. Used in all beer styles, especially Vienna lager but also in a variety of English and Belgian ales, to enhance colour and aroma. Can make up to 100% of the total grain bill. Can be used as a substitute for Briess Ashburne malt, Muntons Mild Ale malt, and any other brand of Vienna malt. This is a base malt which must be mashed.
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Weyermann Wheat Malt 1.7-2.4°L (1kg)
Weyermann Wheat Malt 1.7-2.4°L (1kg)
Art. nr. B12052
Product Description
Produces and enhances the typical taste of wheat beers. Wheat malt is essential in making wheat beers such as German Weiss and Belgian Wit. It is also added to barley malt based beers (typically in quantities of 3-5%) to provide the protein that gives the beer a fuller mouthfeel and enhanced head stability. Adds smoothness to British ales. This is a base malt with a lower diastatic power which must be mashed in combination with other malts.
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