2-Row Xtra Pale Malt - Viking Malt

2-Row Xtra Pale Malt - Viking 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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Use in almost every batch
Matthew J on May 18, 2021
Viking is great
Aaron K on May 8, 2021
Use in almost every batch
Matthew J on May 18, 2021
Rocky C on May 11, 2021
Viking is great
Aaron K on May 8, 2021
Joel A on May 7, 2021
Mexican lager
Michael F on Apr 28, 2021
Home brewing a Brown Ale
Beth R on Apr 28, 2021
Home brewing a Brown Ale
Beth R on Apr 28, 2021
birthday gift requested by boyfriend
Tracy P on Apr 24, 2021
Perfect base malt to keep on hand
John H on Apr 23, 2021
Gary K on Apr 22, 2021
Less expensive
Mike S on Mar 30, 2021
Great price for a clean 2 row
Valued C on Mar 18, 2021
Never used it
Carl P on Mar 11, 2021
rick s on Mar 10, 2021
I like light colored beer
Brian N on Mar 10, 2021
Alton S on Mar 5, 2021
Recipe Called for IT
Bryan M on Mar 2, 2021
Recipe Called for IT
Bryan M on Mar 2, 2021
It's my favorite base malt
Ben S on Mar 2, 2021
I am part Finnish
Robbie Gilmore J on Feb 25, 2021
Great product and produces great beers.
Jules L on Feb 18, 2021
Excellent value for base malt
Cindy C on Feb 15, 2021
2-row pale was not available in PA.
Thomas Gariety on Jan 15, 2021
Recipe ingredient
Mark E on Dec 17, 2020
Love this stuff...use it most of the time but especially for Vacant Gesture ale.
JC on Dec 14, 2020
To keep color lighter in an IPA
daniel k on Dec 10, 2020
great base malt!
maxwell blakely on Dec 9, 2020
Smash beer with lemon drop and kveik
Racham B P on Dec 7, 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
Rocky C on May 11, 2021
Joel A on May 7, 2021
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
How does the DMS (SMM) level of this malt compare to a traditional pilsner malt at the same lovibond?
Jeff_ on Dec 6, 2020
BEST ANSWER: If you are asking about dimethyl sulfide, I have not experienced that with this malt. I use this malty as base for almost all of my brews. The DMS I have experienced is usually a result of fermentation and yeast. I really like the flavor and conversion of this malt.

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Rated 5 out of 5
Aroma is great
It’s a good pale malt with a great aroma during the brew. (Beer not fermwnted yet so can’t speak for flavour.)
April 29, 2021
1 month ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Hit OG
Hit my OG, so good stuff
December 30, 2020
5 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
My "go to malt" for most brewdays!
No issues, no off flavors, very low price. Sometimes I notice a few sticks and stuff that shouldn't be there, but it is grain and I am not buying it in 55 lb sacks...so it's been repacked. No worries, those things float during mash in. The grain reliably gives me great taste and hits the numbers. Recommend.
December 27, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
7 months ago
Rated 2 out of 5
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
10 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
11 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
Rated 5 out of 5
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
Rated 5 out of 5
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