Viking Pilsner Malt

Viking Pilsner Malt

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Viking Pils is a traditional European Pilsner malt with a delicate malt sweetness that gives your lagers that extra something special. Viking Pils is the perfect base for all lagers and essential for Pilsners, Helles, Marzen, Bock, Vienna Lager, etc. 
When your making light lagers most brewers want the pils base malt to provide a bit of maltiness. It can be the difference between boring beer and amazing beer. We have gotten great feedback from pro brewers and many have switched to Viking after trying it.  
We also have several craft breweries using this malt for the commercial production of light colored Pales, IPA's, and Hazys. When compared to our Viking Xtra Pale the flavor of the Pils malt is just a bit lighter. Some brewers love this for their really light colored ales that are bursting with hop flavors.    
Viking Malt is one of the largest malting companies in the world and the largest roaster of specialty malts. They are the main malt supplier to the famous Carlsberg brewery. Viking is not well known in the USA because they haven't had good US distribution. Because MoreBeer! and MoreBeer! Pro is directly importing thousands of tons of malt we are stoked to offer you Northern European malt quality from one of the best malting companies in the world at lower than domestic malt pricing. 
Viking Malt has 6 malthouses in areas where distinctive Nordic barley are sourced: in Halmstad, Sweden; Vordingborg, Denmark; Lahti, Finland; Panevezys, Lithuania and in Sierpc and Strzegom, Poland.  The advantage of northern European malt is lower protein levels, good kernel size, and less amount of pesticides used due to the cold winters. 

Malt Specification:

Moisture % - max. 5.0
Extract fine % dm - min. 80.0
Color °L - 1.7-2.0
Protein % dm - max. 11.5
Sol. nitrogen mg/100 g - 600–750
Free amino nitrogen mg/l - 130–170
Beta-glucan mg/l - max. 200
Friability % - min. 80
Diastatic power WK dm - min. 250
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BrandViking Malt
Lovibond0 - 100 L
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shipping is too much on 55lbs
Joe M on Nov 24, 2020
For use in a Helles
Daniel H on Nov 21, 2020
shipping is too much on 55lbs
Joe M on Nov 24, 2020
For use in a Helles
Daniel H on Nov 21, 2020
For use in a Helles
Daniel H on Nov 21, 2020
they claim no pesticides
James S on Nov 18, 2020
because a decent pilsner doesn't start with brewers malt
Ryan B on Nov 5, 2020
Viking is a cool name so I wanna try
good quality and price
Nick S on Oct 29, 2020
Making a Raspberry Wheat Beer
Rob L on Oct 28, 2020
Making a Raspberry Wheat Beer
Rob L on Oct 28, 2020
Douglas C on Oct 28, 2020
Trying a new more inexpensive malt that has free shipping
Rich P on Oct 26, 2020
Free shipping
James R on Oct 20, 2020
Christopher S on Oct 20, 2020
Clayton M on Oct 20, 2020
Great price , and I've used it before and made great beer.
Dustin on Oct 14, 2020
Vienna lager
Jose Angel A on Oct 13, 2020
Phil J on Oct 8, 2020
trying something new
Jimmy B on Oct 8, 2020
Adam M on Oct 1, 2020
Making a SMaSH wet hopped beer
Jason E on Sep 24, 2020
it makes beer
Steve T on Sep 18, 2020
It creates a very flavorful taste
Richard Le B on Sep 15, 2020
best value
Alex S on Sep 2, 2020
jeremy a on Aug 27, 2020
Seemed like a good starting point for BIAB
Dylan T S on Aug 27, 2020
I found Viking malt products to be high quality
Tyrone W on Aug 25, 2020
Matthew D on Aug 13, 2020
Im experimenting with this, cause other Viking Malts have been most satisfying
Dan Kuczmarski on Aug 11, 2020
Good price
Jacob H on Aug 7, 2020
Experimenting, combining this with Viking Golden for Maris Otter alternative
Lloyd M on Aug 4, 2020
Great malt at an economical price
Jonathan Gulliver on Jul 31, 2020
Base for many brews
Brian B on Jul 29, 2020
Seemed to go well with the Golden Ale malt
Lee B on Jul 28, 2020
Stocking my supply
Valued C on Jul 24, 2020
Pilsner malt for a kölsch
andrew T p on Jul 16, 2020
Description and price
Robert S on Jun 26, 2020
Description and price
Robert S on Jun 26, 2020
Nice base grain
steven w on Jun 22, 2020
My regular base malt for the styles I brew
Kevin Dyson on Jun 16, 2020
I make lagers
Christopher M on Jun 11, 2020
needed a lighter grain. viking 2 row comes out a bit darker
susan n on Jun 2, 2020
Need it
Matthew F on Jun 1, 2020
Specific recipe
Eric T on May 30, 2020
Makes a good Whiskey
michael r on May 26, 2020
never used pilsner malt
Will S on May 23, 2020
Brewing beer with different recipes
Michael C on May 21, 2020
Good price
Zach P on May 19, 2020
wanted to try
Timothy F on May 19, 2020
Michael P on May 19, 2020
Same as above
Allen S on May 18, 2020
For use in a Helles
Daniel H on Nov 21, 2020
they claim no pesticides
James S on Nov 18, 2020

4.6 / 5.0
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Results in beers with great head formation and lacing
I have brewed two beers thus far using Viking Pilsner. One as 100% grist, the other 50%. Both exhibited the nicest head I have ever gotten on a beer. The resulting head was very white, dense, and rocky and persisted practically until the glass was empty. The flavor is best described as crisp. My efficiency fell somewhat short of expected for both, but not by enough to be problematic. All in all, a worthwhile pilsner to try. I plan on experimenting subbing in a few pounds into future beers with other base malts to see if I can get the nice head. Presently using carafoam with good results for this purpose.
August 20, 2020
1 year ago
Great Malt at a Great Price
I bought a sack of this malt almost 8 months ago and I love it. It’s got that great classic light crackery biscuity malty flavor that i crave in a Pilsner. The conversion is up there with the rest and the color is great. I literally just twist the grain bag it comes in to store it and 8 months later and the last Kölsch style I made was amazing. Having this sack of grain makes me confident in the beer I make and I’m happy I bought it. I highly recommend this grain and I’m excited to try other products from Viking. Cheers fellow brewers!!!
July 7, 2020
Good product
Comes dry, crushed and gives the expected flavor. Would buy again.
June 3, 2020
6 months ago
Works well for lagers and I use about 20% in IPA's too. Large kernels mill differently though. Great price.
May 24, 2020
over 2 years ago
Just a great value Pilsner malt. NIce one MoreBeer!
May 14, 2020
7 months ago
Be wary of crushed grain quality
Really disappointed. Ordered grains crushed, most of what I received were hulls. Very little of the precious starchy center. Resulted in an OG that was 15 points below target. Waste of my time.
May 12, 2020
7 months ago
Response from MoreFlavor
We apologize for the bad experience you've had with this malt. This is a newer product and we appreciate your honest feedback so we can help you and all our other customers to get what you need. We are dedicated to providing the best support and products that we can. We are happy to work with you to find a solution to the issue, be it a replacement, refund, or exchange. If you haven't been in contact with our CS team yet please give us a call at 1-800-600-0033 or email in to info@moreflavor.com. We are always here to help. Cheers!
May 27, 2020
Malcolm MB
My go to base malt for EVERYTHING.
April 30, 2020
1 year ago
Good European Pilsner Malt
I have been using it instead of Belgian and German Pilsner since it was made available from More Beer.
April 28, 2020
7 months ago
Great Low Cost Base Malt
Great low cost base malt. A little darker than expected, but yielded great results. Try it, you'll like it!
April 8, 2020
8 months ago
Malting my beer up! Great selections!
Planer malt was delivered in just a few days as promised, which was a pleasant surprise.
I'm moving from beer kits to trying my own recipes with local hops. The other malts I've used so far added rich flavors to my beer. Thumbs up from this beer maker.
February 6, 2020
10 months ago