The craft beer trend has breathed new life into malt: Special beers demand a corresponding malt. But in fact, special malts have always been around. So what is new about this latest trend? What makes a special or craft malt stand out? Basically, pale base malts like Pilsen or light-colored wheat malts are the real [...]
What makes a good malt? Whatever type of malt we are creating or refining – whether it is a standard, special or craft malt – we at BESTMALZ rely on a magical blend of four elements that have to harmonize! And here are the four elements we are talking about: Color Sensory properties Ingredients Processability [...]
Homebrewing is all the rage: Following the increasing popularity of craft beer, the homebrewing wave has now spilled over to Germany. However, unlike in English-speaking countries, where brewing kits and the necessary equipment and ingredients have been available in larger supermarkets for years, homebrewers in Germany have to rely on special providers or online shops. [...]
End of March, the Braugersten-Gemeinschaft e. V. (German Malting Barley Association) has compiled an overview of summer barley plantings expected for the cultivation year 2017. Temperatures in the winter of 2016/2017 were 0.7 °C (approx. 1.3 °F) above the long-term average, while aggregate rainfall was about one third below that. Especially in the south of [...]
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A good beer takes time to mature – and the same applies to malt. This is why BESTMALZ® has committed itself to slow malting. But what does that mean exactly? The elaborate malting process consists of cleaning, steeping, germinating and kiln-drying. The germination time triggered by steeping has a decisive influence on the quality of [...]
What would Christmas be without the scent of freshly baked cookies? But what beverage goes best with gingerbread, cookies and Christmas cake? The classic choice is coffee and tea, or at the most a glass of mulled wine at the Christmas market. In the English-speaking world, cookies can also be dunked in milk. But whatever [...]
The jury of ten beer sommeliers at this year’s BestBrewChallenge were faced with a hard task: to choose the best out of a total of 39 submitted beers. The drinks were judged on their color, taste, and the quality of the foam, among others. In the end, the coveted top places were awarded to three [...]