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Specialty Malts

Joe White Maltings™ Crystal Malt

Crystal malts contribute to the flavour, colour, head-retention and storage capabilities of beer. They are made from fully germinated barley. Starch is gelatinised into sugars during the roasting process, resulting in a crystalline endosperm, hence the name “crystal”, which gives its distinctive sweet flavour.

We offer crystal malts in a range of different colours, from a light honey shade to darker brown colours, as well as flavour profiles (from sweet to dry). They can be used in any type of beer, from golden lagers to darker ales.

Our Caramalt is the lightest of the crystal malts, with its brilliant golden colour and full caramel flavour. It is made from green malt, but is roasted at lower temperatures and for a shorter time than typical crystal malt.

Dark crystal is at the other end of the flavour and colour spectrum, having a burnt toffee character and darker colour. Our light crystal and crystal malts provide further opportunities to capture the different colour and flavour profiles of crystal malt.

Joe White Maltings™ Roasted Malt

Roasted malts are made from pale malts that have already been through the complete malting process of steeping, germination and kilning. Consequently, they impart a slightly smoother flavour than roasted barley.

The length and temperature of the roasting process will affect the colour and flavour profile. Roasted products range from amber malt, with a biscuity flavour and a subtle ochre colour, to black malts, which are almost black in colour and have an almost bitter, dry taste.

Both crystal and roasted malts are made with two-row malting barley grown and malted in Southeastern Australia.

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