Maris Otter Finest Ale Malt

Specially selected low protein Maris Otter is malted to produce a characterful and flavoursome malt. The principal ingredient in premium cask and UK style ales, this malt provides a sweet, bready and rich flavour to the beer that only Maris Otter can. 

This is one of our finest two-row winter barley ale malts that is produced utilising one of the UK’s oldest brewing varieties to meet the niche requirements of a growing number of dedicated craft brewers who choose Maris Otter® malt as the base of many of the great traditional British-style beers they produce.

This malt is produced from the cream of the Maris Otter® crop, selecting some of the lowest protein barley grown by farmers keen to support the traditions of the variety. This then allows our master maltsters to produce a very traditional low protein malt, which is packed with character and flavour. Replicating the original style of Maris Otter® malts that our maltsters would have produced 50 years ago when the variety was first grown, harnessing purely the farmer’s skill and knowledge of his land.

Malt Analysis

Moisture: 4.0% max

Extract (0.7/0.2mm), dry: 310 LDK min

Colour (EBC/SRM Units): 4.0 – 6.0 °EBC

Total Nitrogen/Protein, dry: 1.55% max
SNR / KI/ ST Ratio: 36.0 – 42.0

Diastatic Power: 50 IoB min

Moisture: 4.0% max

Extract (0.7/0.2mm), dry: 82.0% min

Colour (EBC/SRM Units): 5.0 – 7.0 °EBC

Total Nitrogen/Protein, dry: 1.55% max
SNR / KI/ ST Ratio: 40.0 – 45.0

Diastatic Power: 165 WK min

Moisture: 4.0% max

Extract (0.7/0.2mm), dry: 82.0% min

Colour (EBC/SRM Units): 2.0 – 3.0 °SRM

Total Nitrogen/Protein, dry: 9.7% max
SNR / KI/ ST Ratio: 40.0 – 45.0

Diastatic Power: 55 °L min

Malt details

Suggested Use: Best Ale type beers

Flavour profile: Imparts sweet, complex biscuit type notes to Best Ale type beers

Inclusion rate: Up to 100%

Order options: 1 tonne tote, 500kg tote, 25kg bags

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The 1823 Heritage Collection Maris Otter Finest Ale Malt