Great Western Malting Products

Great Western Malting produces a wide range of high quality products at both our Vancouver, WA and Pocatello, ID plants.  All bulk malts are produced from quality assured Western grown US barley.  With our experienced barley field staff and established barley contracting programs in five states, our diverse barley origination capabilities help to ensure a stable supply of high quality barley.

From our malt plants in Vancouver, WA, and Pocatello, ID, Great Western Malting produces malt for leading brewers and distillers and a number of export markets. Our customers include craft brewers and distillers, as well as large national and international brewers.

Great Western Malting malt plants have the capability to load railcars, trucks and oceangoing containers. From our malting plants and rail transload facilities in California, Arizona and Texas, we can service brewers and distillers all over the western United States.

Base Malts

Premium 2 row malt

Our most popular base malt, perfect for all beer styles, especially American ales and lagers. Emphasis on moderate protein barley to produce moderate enzyme levels. Produces a very clean, smooth finish, our Premium 2-Row Malt is ideal for all-malt beers and for mashes containing moderate levels of adjunct.

Measurement ASBC
Lovibond °L 2
Moisture (%) 4
Protein  (ppm) 11.5
Extract (measurement 0.2mm) FG Dry Min (%) 81
DP Min (U/ml) 135
S/T Ratio (%) 44

SDS Great Western Malting Premium 2 Row Malt.pdf


Northwest Pale Ale Malt

A slightly darker base malt than our Premium 2-Row, our Northwest Pale Ale Malt is produced with a kilning regimen based closely on traditional British Pale Ale malting practices. Emphasis on low protein barley to provide higher extract levels. Contributes a malty complexity to beer flavor and aroma. Excellent in American Pale Ales and American versions of British beer styles.

Measurement ASBC
Lovibond °L 3
Moisture (%) 4
Protein  (ppm) 11.5
Extract (measurement 0.2mm) FG Dry Min (%) 81
DP Min (U/ml) 135
S/T Ratio (%) 44

SDS Great Western Malting Northwest Pale Ale Malt.pdf

Superior Pilsen

Very pale, well modified, base 2 row malt.  Perfect for brewing malty light-colored lagers, ales and beers where a crisp, clean finish is desired.  Emphasis on low protein barley.  

Measurement ASBC
Lovibond °L 1.6
Moisture (%) 4
Protein  (ppm) 10.7
Extract (measurement 0.2mm) FG Dry Min (%) 81
DP Min (U/ml) 135
S/T Ratio (%) 44

SDS Great Western Malting Superior Pilsen Malt.pdf

Washington State Select 2 row malt

100% Washington grown barley, ID preserved.  Great base malt for all beers. Moderate protein and enzyme levels with a very clean, smooth finish.

Measurement ASBC
Lovibond °L 2
Moisture (%) 4
Protein  (ppm) 11.5
Extract (measurement 0.2mm) FG Dry Min (%) 81
DP Min (U/ml) 135
S/T Ratio (%) 44

SDS Great Western Malting Washington Select 2 Row Malt.pdf

California State Select 2 row malt

100% California grown barley, ID preserved.  Great base malt for all beers.  Moderate protein and enzyme levels with a very clean, smooth finish.\

Measurement  ASBC 
Lovibond °L  2
Moisture (%)  4
Protein (ppm)  11.5                                    
Extract (measurement 0.2mm) FG Dry Min (%)                                                                                                                                                                                                                             81
DP Min (U/ml)  135
S/T Ratio (%)  44

 

SDS Great Western Malting California State Select 2 Row Malt.pdf

 

Specialty Malts

Munich Malt

Produced in the traditional European manner of 'stewing' germination then kilning at high temperatures.  Emphasis on higher-protein 2-Row barleys, to achieve high levels of protein solubilization and color formation. Munich Malt can be used as a base malt for bock beer and doppelbock. Used in smaller quantities in Dunkel Lagers, IPAs, Ambers, and wherever increased malt flavor and aromas are desired, but without introducing caramel/crystal flavors. Can be used at 20%-70% percent of the grist.

Measurement ASBC
Lovibond °L 10
Moisture (%) 4.4
Protein (ppm) 12
Extract (measurement 0.2mm) FG Dry Min (%) 80
DP Min (U/ml) 75
S/T Ratio (%) 47

SDS Great Western Malting Munich Malt.pdf

Vienna Malt

Produced from full steeping and germination with a higher kilning temperature to achieve color. Vienna malt can be used as a base malt to give increased malt aroma and flavor. Traditionally used in Vienna Lager and Märzens. Excellent in IPA and American Wheat Ale, where a golden maltiness is desired but crystal sweetness is not. Normally used at 10%-15% of the grist.

Measurement ASBC
Lovibond °L 4
Moisture (%) 4.4
Protein (ppm) 12
Extract (measurement 0.2mm) FG Dry Min (%) 81
DP Min (U/ml) 120
S/T Ratio (%) 47

SDS Great Western Malting Vienna Malt.pdf

Wheat Malt

Produced from Western US white wheat. Fully modified and kilned for rich flavor and to enhance malty character. Perfect for brewing American Wheat Beers or traditional German Weissbiers. Our Wheat Malt has enzyme levels similar to our 2-Row malt, and can aid in converting raw wheat or other unmalted fermentables. A small amount of Wheat Malt can significantly enhance foam development and head retention.

Measurement ASBC
Lovibond °L 4
Moisture (%) 5
Protein (ppm) 12.5
Extract (measurement 0.2mm) FG Dry Min (%) 85
DP Min (U/ml) 165
S/T Ratio (%) 50

SDS Great Western Malting Wheat Malt.pdf

Melanoidin

Light brown biscuit –toast aromatic malt. This flavorful non-crystallized malt contributes mouthfeel and malt complexity to amber-colored and darker beers.

Measurement ASBC
Lovibond °L 30
Moisture (%) 4.4
Protein (ppm) 12
Extract (measurement 0.2mm) FG Dry Min (%) N/A
DP Min (U/ml) N/A
S/T Ratio (%) N/A

SDS Great Western Malting Melanoidin Malt.pdf

Dextrapils

Generally used in light colored beers where crystal malt is not appropriate. Adds foam, head retention, body and mouthfeel. Contributes very little flavor or color.

Measurement                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ASBC                                  
Lovibond °L  1.5
Moisture (%)  5
Protein (ppm)  12.5
Extract (measurement 0.2mm) FG Dry Min (%)  74
DP Min (U/ml)   N/A
S/T Ratio (%)   N/A

SDS Great Western Malting DextraPils Malt.pdf

 

Roasted Malts

Manufactured from green malt in small batches of 28-40 Metric Tonnes.  The green malt is well modified but not over modified. The charge of green malt is fed into a rotating metal roasting cylinder, which is heated so that the temperature of the green malt is about 55 - 65°C (140 – 160 F). Water is then removed from the grain and the product temperature raised to 120° - 160°C (270-350F).  By varying the time and temperature of the various stages a different color range is produced.  Used to give color and flavor in beer. Crystal malts have a distinctive toffee flavor, which becomes more intense as color is increased, and at the higher end of the color range burnt or roasted malt flavors may begin to appear.  Typically used at about 5% of the grist to give characteristic color and flavor.

Color ranges currently available are:

Product                                                   Lovibond     Color and Flavor Characteristics                                                                                                                                                                                                  
 C15 15 light golden color and a subtle sweet, malty, mild caramel flavor. 
 C30 30 light copper color and a moderately sweet, malty, mild caramel flavor. 
 C40 40 light amber-reddish color and a medium sweet, malty, caramel flavor. 
 C60 60 reddish-amber color and pronounced toffee and caramel flavors
 C75 75 deep red color and a complex strong caramel and dark-toffee flavor. 
 C120 120 dark, red-brown color and an intense toffee-caramel flavor 
 C150 120 very dark color and an intense caramel and slightly burnt-toffee flavor 
 Crystal Wheat 45-50  

SDS Great Western Malting Crystal 15 Malt.pdf

SDS Great Western Malting Crystal 30 Malt.pdf

SDS Great Western Malting Crystal 40 Malt.pdf

SDS Great Western Malting Crystal 60 Malt.pdf

SDS Great Western Malting Crystal 75 Malt.pdf

SDS Great Western Malting Crystal 120 Malt.pdf

SDS Great Western Malting Crystal 150 Malt.pdf

SDS Great Western Malting Cyrstal Wheat.pdf

 

Organic Malts

Great Western's Vancouver, WA, plant is certified as an Organic Food Processor by the Washington State Department of Agriculture in accordance with Title 7 CFR Part 205 of the National Organic Program (NOP).

The flavor and performance characteristics of the organic malts are similar in all regards to their nonorganic counterparts, as described earlier.

The following USDA-certified organic malts are available in bulk, directly from Vancouver, WA:

  • Organic 2-Row
  • Organic Munich
  • Organic Crystal 15
  • Organic Crystal 40
  • Organic Crystal 60
  • Organic Wheat Malt

SDS Great Western Malting Organic Premium 2 Row Malt.pdf

SDS Great Western Malting Organic Munich Malt.pdf

SDS Great Western Malting Organic Crystal 15 Malt.pdf

SDS Great Western Malting Organic Crystal 40 Malt.pdf

SDS Great Western Malting Organic Crystal 60 Malt.pdf

SDS Great Western Malting Organic Wheat Malt.pdf

 



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