Viking 2-Row Xtra Pale Malt

Viking 2-Row Xtra Pale Malt

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Xtra Pale is a modern 2-row base malt designed for very light-colored ales.  While it works great as the base malt for any ale, it is particularly perfect for today’s extra light colored pale ales and IPAs.  

Xtra pale is germinated like a pale malt to have a high degree of modification for easy brew house conversion. However, it is then uniquely Kilned like a pilsner malt for a very light color in the 1.7 to 1.9 Lovibond range. The result is a malt that easily and quickly converts like a true pale ale malt, but is as light or lighter than most Pilsner malts.
Morebeer! Pro worked with Viking to design this malt based on numerous customer requests. Unique light-colored barley varietals were chosen and the germination and kilning processes were selected to get the best of both worlds.  Compared to other 2-row base malts on the market that were originally designed for big breweries, and are neither true Pilsner or true Pale Malts, Xtra Pale was specifically designed for light, craft-brewed ales.

Malt Specification:

Moisture % - max. 4.5
Extract fine % dm - min. 81.3
Color °L - 1.7 - 1.9
Protein % dm - max. 10.1
Kolbach Index % - 44.4
Beta-glucan in wort (mg/l) - 185
Friability % - 87
Glassy grains % - 0.4


BrandViking Malt
Lovibond0 - 100 L
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shipping is too much on 55lbs
Joe M on Nov 24, 2020
they claim no pesticides
James S on Nov 18, 2020
shipping is too much on 55lbs
Joe M on Nov 24, 2020
Daniel F on Nov 23, 2020
they claim no pesticides
James S on Nov 18, 2020
Great reviews
Kevin B on Nov 13, 2020
Great for making a white stout.
cathy f on Nov 12, 2020
Todd Ratcliff on Nov 6, 2020
because I never used it before
Ryan B on Nov 5, 2020
Nice malt, working well in my brews
Rob C on Oct 13, 2020
For white stout
Dean K on Oct 2, 2020
For white stout
Dean K on Oct 2, 2020
need base malt
maxwell blakely on Sep 28, 2020
Viking sounds like a new and exiting base malt
David L on Sep 17, 2020
Love it
Mike. S on Sep 14, 2020
Wanted to compare to Viking Pale Ale and Pilsner
Jonathan H on Sep 7, 2020
for making beer light in color
Elisha L on Sep 2, 2020
Have used before, good quality for the price.
Stephen Cornes on Sep 2, 2020
Going to compare with other pale 2-row malt with the ASBC hot steep method.
Jon Davison on Aug 26, 2020
Great value, clean taste
Martin S on Jul 13, 2020
Nice light colored grain
Philip A Myers on Jul 9, 2020
trying a new base malt
Colin C on Jul 7, 2020
Great tasting malt
Peter M on Jul 4, 2020
To match other brews
Richard B on Jul 3, 2020
To match other brews
Richard B on Jul 3, 2020
Lauren C on Jun 24, 2020
Light color and US profile - perfect for a Pliny clone
Michael H on Jun 18, 2020
Biking has been good for me and prices are great
Tim H on Jun 13, 2020
Matt S on Jun 12, 2020
I want a very light color in a summer farmhouse ale
David B on Jun 12, 2020
Good Price and shold work just fine.
Sam Robinson on Jun 4, 2020
for a base
Neil D on Jun 4, 2020
Bruce G on Jun 3, 2020
Blond ale
Chuckles on May 30, 2020
Blond ale
Chuckles on May 30, 2020
Blond ale
Chuckles on May 30, 2020
Price and quality.
Jason A on May 30, 2020
Quality malt
Anthony G on May 30, 2020
Great price
Brandon P on May 22, 2020
no comments yet ,first time to use this
JAIME D on May 21, 2020
Standard 2 row
Anthony C on May 19, 2020
wanted to try
Timothy F on May 19, 2020
Good Quality
Eric R on May 18, 2020
Want to try a lighter beer than my usual heavy DIPAs, first time ordering this malt
Trevor C on May 14, 2020
advised by sales
jason on May 14, 2020
Wanted to try new malt.
Gwen L on May 12, 2020
Good malt
Joshua E on May 12, 2020
I want to brew some ipa I hope I got all the good stuff
Valued C on May 10, 2020
To complete free shipping and it’s a good price on base malt
Adam K on May 9, 2020
Interesting new Super Pale Malt
Nicholas M on May 2, 2020
To make beer with.
Gregory G on Apr 28, 2020
Recipe specific item
Ryland M on Apr 22, 2020
Daniel F on Nov 23, 2020
Great reviews
Kevin B on Nov 13, 2020
Whats the PPG and DP of this malt? trying to formulate a recipe but cannot find adequate info online. Thank you!!!
joseph drescher on Jul 15, 2019

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Excellent Base Malt
Used this for an IPA a while back and it has turned out amazing. I will be ordering this malt again for sure.
November 7, 2020
2 months ago
Low Efficiencty
I have brewed 4 batches with this malt and have yet to hit a normal efficiency. Needless to say it has been frustrating. I did some homework on the Diastatic power and it is an obscurity to the consumer and have seen it state that it has a minimum of 80. Breiss 2 row is 140. Based on those two numbers logic says their malts just are not yielding the efficiency the average homebrewer is used to seeing. The taste was good and I really gave it a shot, but I'm going back to reliability.
November 6, 2020
4 months ago
Great Base Malt
I bought 20 pounds and I've been using this as my base malt for all of my brews over the last few months and all have come out great.
September 1, 2020
9 months ago
A very nice base Malt
The Viking malt was highly fermentable it finished faster in the primary fermenter then the same recipe with American Malt. As it came out from what dryer in the future I am using a little dextrin malt with it's about 20%.
August 3, 2020
5 months ago
my go to grains
I use this as my base malt, it's sturdy, malty and consistent with it's flavor and color. This malt works great for IPA's and lighter hop forward beers.
June 13, 2020
1 year ago
Great Base Malt
I've used the Viking on 4 Brews now and have not been disappointed in quality or production
February 11, 2020
1 year ago
Great 2-row alternative
I used this twice to make a very hoppy pale ale. Only other malt addition was caramunich. Conversion is very good as others have noted. Finished beer was very good, so much so that I making this my house pale ale. Have also used other viking malts and have had good results with those as well. Nice price point, just order 2 sacks of Pale malt to compare to golden promise.
October 28, 2019
1 year ago
Good pale malt
Used it in a recipe for a double IPA and in a saison recipe and it was great for both. Conversion was good in both recipes and the beers both taste great.
September 29, 2019
1 year ago
Good stuff
Just used this as a base malt and I really enjoyed it. For the price and flavor much better than standard 2 row. This was like a Pilsner malt with more sweetness.
September 12, 2019
1 year ago
Viking is clean, crisp and makes for a great beer!
July 23, 2019
1 year ago