Rich malt flavour, ideal for bitters. Boosts the beers’ natural body and results in a more rounded, mellow note to the final brew.
What is malt extract?
Malt extract literally is an extract of malt. The mashing has already happened. When brewing beer with malt extract, there is no need to do the mashing yourself; simply boiling the wort suffices. This way of brewing occurs by many homebrewers in America; the so-called mini mash or partial mash method. However, do take into account that 1 kilo of barley malt does not contain the same amount of sugar as 1 kilo malt extract:
- 1 kg malt extract powder = 1.60 kg malt
- 1 kg barley malt = 0.62 kg malt extract powder
- 1 kg liquid malt extract = 0.80 kg malt extract powder
- 1 kg liquid malt extract = 1.30 kg malt
Hint: Use of malt extract as a yeast starter