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Pilsner Malt - Viking Malt

Pilsner Malt - Viking Malt

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1.7-2.0 °L - Viking Malt -  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
 
See the Documents tab below for Product Information and Typical Analysis.
 

If this malt is currently out of stock or you'd like to try out a different maltster, please see the substitution chart below.

Briess Malting - Pilsen GR311
Rahr Malting - North Star Pils™ GR313
Canada Malting - Superior Pilsen GR671
Great Western Malting - Superior Pils GR309
Weyermann® Specialty Malts - German Pilsner GR310
Weyermann® Specialty Malts - Bohemian Pilsner GR347
Dingemans Malting - Belgian Pilsner GR340
BestMalz - Pilsen GR414
Admiral Maltings - Admiral Pils GR710

 

 

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Forbidden Black Lager by Clawhammer Supply
Matthew D B on Aug 31, 2022
Tasty and versatile craft pilsner malt
Brian C on Jul 29, 2022
Forbidden Black Lager by Clawhammer Supply
Matthew D B on Aug 31, 2022
Forbidden Black Lager by Clawhammer Supply
Matthew D B on Aug 31, 2022
Tasty and versatile craft pilsner malt
Brian C on Jul 29, 2022
This is my house pilsner malt
Lester House on Jul 28, 2022
Free Beer Friday promo
Nathan A Zorich on Jul 18, 2022
It's European Pilsner, need I say more?
David C on Jul 11, 2022
for some pilsners
Dan C on Jul 10, 2022
Need the grain for my fall brewing
Rostislav Hruby on Jul 8, 2022
Need it for a recipe
Michael A on Jun 15, 2022
Great product greater price
Bradley R on Jun 13, 2022
going to make some beer
Sam Robinson on May 30, 2022
Czech Dark Lager
Barry A on May 13, 2022
Viking malts are now my favorite European malt types. Good price, good quality.
Michael Benoit on Apr 19, 2022
Using this one to make a Belgian Strong Ale
Robin B on Apr 6, 2022
Never tried
John K. on Apr 6, 2022
making a sour
Steve L on Apr 4, 2022
Used in my Saison recipes
Christopher M on Mar 31, 2022
need base malt
Barry K on Mar 30, 2022
Price
Ronald S on Mar 16, 2022
Affordable
Shannon Bray on Mar 5, 2022
This is my go to Pilsner malt
Lester House on Feb 25, 2022
I like smoking this stuff
Benedict V on Feb 22, 2022
Recommended by friend
Gregory F P on Feb 17, 2022
Previous use
Mark E on Jan 22, 2022
Making a Pilsner
Paul J on Jan 22, 2022
Base malt
Terrence G on Jan 22, 2022
to make beer with
Jared K on Dec 30, 2021
My go-to grain for doppelbock
Lloyd Martin on Dec 23, 2021
Lager
Yordan A on Nov 23, 2021
use it regularly
SHANE W on Nov 18, 2021
good malt
JAMES V on Nov 17, 2021
Cost
Michael Gann on Nov 11, 2021
To make beer
Ernie S on Nov 8, 2021
Quality and Cost
IVAN NAZARIO on Nov 8, 2021
This is my go to Pilsner malt
Lester House on Nov 5, 2021
good stuff
Timothy P on Nov 3, 2021
Helles, Pilsner & Belgian styles
Greer W on Nov 2, 2021
recipe
Arnie L on Oct 15, 2021
Known quantity
Vitol Wiacek on Oct 8, 2021
Low Price, Good Rating
Thomas B on Oct 8, 2021
Price was right.
Alex B on Sep 23, 2021
part of a recipe
Brian O on Sep 14, 2021
brewing lagers and other lighter beers
Anthony W. G on Sep 10, 2021
Good product, great price
andrew on Aug 24, 2021
price
Mitch A on Aug 24, 2021
brewing a Malt beverage
Robert S on Aug 24, 2021
Good product great price
Rob L on Aug 21, 2021
low cost base malt in bulk
William M on Aug 20, 2021
Helles
Ethan C on Aug 18, 2021
Low on PIlsner
Cody E S on Aug 18, 2021
Forbidden Black Lager by Clawhammer Supply
Matthew D B on Aug 31, 2022
This is my house pilsner malt
Lester House on Jul 28, 2022
Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
27 Reviews
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Rated 3 out of 5
Adequate for average beers
This is a decent Pilsner malt, but lacks the great flavor of Weyermann or Ireks. Perfectly adequate for beers where you don’t need a crisp field-fresh malt flavor. It’s cost is favorable for use in such beers.
October 4, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Pilsner Malt
I brewed an enjoyable lager with this malt
September 13, 2021
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great buy. I highly recommend.
August 26, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good stuff… processed in Poland… Viking pils + lubelski hops = polish lager
August 21, 2021
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Makes a very good beer
June 26, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Viking Pilsner
Great value, great tasting, well modified.
May 12, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great malt
Used in a golden ale and turned out great.
April 29, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good stuff
Works for me. Tasty stuff.
January 30, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Worked good for me.
Good grind and it gave me good gravity points. I will buy it again and think it is worth trying and recommend.
January 19, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
Purchased
over 3 years ago