Pearled Black Malt - Viking Malt

Pearled Black Malt - Viking Malt

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300-450 °L - Viking Malt - Viking Pearled Black Malt is produced by roasting pearled pilsner malt. Barley husk is removed by pearling before malting and roasting. Malt has bitterness due to pearling and nice dark coffee color and aroma. Malt has no amylolytic activity and the amount of fermentable extract is low. The flavor of Black Pearled Malt is harsh but less bitter than that of black malt or roasted barley. Burnt and smoky flavors are strong.

Pearled Black Malt is used in dark beers like stouts and porters, mainly for its strong coloring ability. Normally portions of 1–2% give a remarkable increase in color without significant change in flavor. By raising the percentage of Pearled Black Malt in malt bill the changes in taste can be found quickly, but slower than for typical Black Malt. Dosage rates more than 10% are rare.

In 2016 Viking Malt and Danish Malting Group joined forces to better serve their customers. Now the new Viking Malt is the leading malting company in Northern Europe and supply raw materials and services to the global brewing, distilling and food industries. Viking Malt has 6 malthouses in areas where our distinctive Nordic barley is sourced: in Halmstad, Sweden; Vordingborg, Denmark; Lahti, Finland; Panevezys, Lithuania and in Sierpc and Strzegom, Poland. The annual malting capacity is close to 600 kilotons.

Malt Specification:

Moisture % - max. 5.0
Extract fine % dm - min. 65.0
Color °L - 300-450
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Recipe requirement
Robert F S on Jan 1, 2022
Recipe requirement
Robert F S on Jan 1, 2022
Using it for a porter.
Giovanni M on Sep 6, 2019
Using it for a porter.
Giovanni M on Sep 6, 2019
Is this similar to Patagonia Perla negra malt?
Chris Lawrence on Jun 25, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Chris - Indeed the malts are similar, but we highly recommend Viking.

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Good substitute for Carafa and less expensive!
Slightly more roasted character in doses 10% or more, than Weyermann carafa. I use it mainly in the 2-5% range, good coloring without roast. Over 10% gives a very pleasant roast for Stout/Porter. I can't say enough about Viking malt, great bargain and excellent quality.
July 7, 2021
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