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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used this before, little trub, what to check that again, good price
Paul Z on Oct 18, 2019
base malt
Patrick M on Sep 13, 2019
used this before, little trub, what to check that again, good price
Paul Z on Oct 18, 2019
cost/heard good things
Tim L on Oct 5, 2019
base malt
Patrick M on Sep 13, 2019
Looks good
Michael M on Sep 10, 2019
I read about it on Reddit, good price as well.
CASEY T on Sep 7, 2019
Split pale malt with xtra for lighter beer.
Giovanni M on Sep 6, 2019
Great price and I’ve used it before and it’s a solid 2-row grain.
Tim H on Aug 30, 2019
Excellent price and sounds promising!
Michael A. B on Aug 28, 2019
This is a great product to add to my New England IPA recipe.
Rory F on Aug 28, 2019
Price and want to see if I can use as go to base malt. Time will tell
John W on Aug 28, 2019
Great Price. Like the other malts as well!
Scott J on Aug 28, 2019
Heard good on this new malt
Adam Peppas on Jul 23, 2019
price and color
Norm B on Jul 23, 2019
I have Viking Pale and have made good beer with it. I would like a paper malt for some beers.
Stephen G on Jul 19, 2019
looking for a pale pilsner.
Lewis Hunter on Jul 19, 2019
Wanted to give it a try
Eric Bard on Jul 18, 2019
making an IPA and this price point is unbeatable with my situation
Ben Sawyers on Jul 13, 2019
cost/heard good things
Tim L on Oct 5, 2019
Looks good
Michael M on Sep 10, 2019
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
BEST ANSWER: Hi Joseph - Below the description on the items product page, there is a section labeled "Documents". The product information and typical analysis can be found within the document provided. If the requested information still cannot be found, we recommend reaching out to Viking directly to obtain the PPG and DP.

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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 month 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 month ago
Viking is clean, crisp and makes for a great beer!
July 23, 2019
3 months ago