Special Roasted Malt - Briess Malting

Special Roasted Malt - Briess Malting

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30 °L - Briess Malting - Special Roast malt is know for its intense biscuit like flavors that have been described as tasting like bran flakes and Sourdough bread. Similar to Victory Malt, which color is 28 Lovibund, Special Roast is even more intense and with a darker color that registers at 30 degrees on the Lovibund scale. 

Use it at around 10% of your recipe to get the signature Sourdough flavor that many brewers appreciate in ambers, browns, porters and stouts. Use a smaller percentage to add the bran/biscuit complexity to IPA's, Marzen/Octoberfests, or any other style where you want to add some unique flavors and layered depth. 

This malt is drum roasted and is included is the category of malts called Biscuit Malts. 

See attached Document for Typical Malt Analysis



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Recipe specified it
Joseph C on Feb 22, 2023
English ESB
Jim M on Jul 28, 2022
Recipe specified it
Joseph C on Feb 22, 2023
Porter Recipe
Scott Patrick J on Oct 25, 2022
English ESB
Jim M on Jul 28, 2022
Matthew J on Jul 8, 2022
Going for biscuit and bready
W D on Jun 23, 2022
new recipe
jim f on Apr 4, 2022
Joseph N on Feb 15, 2022
Michelle G on Dec 10, 2021
For a cal common
Kevin B on Oct 15, 2021
Good for porters
Thomas M on Aug 21, 2021
British ales
Curtis A on Jun 2, 2021
Great malt.
Jules L on Nov 28, 2020
The recipe said to use this
Walter j on Nov 25, 2020
harvest moon pumpkin beer
john r on Nov 23, 2020
Recipe style 11b
Andrew M on Nov 20, 2020
Specialty Holiday Brown Ale recipe
Todd D on Nov 19, 2020
Winter Warmer
Aaron P on Nov 11, 2020
I ordered this because my LHBS doesn't have any.
John C on Nov 9, 2020
good quality and price
Nick S on Oct 29, 2020
For fullness and subtle dark fruit notes.
Jan DiVincenzo on Sep 29, 2020
to make an esb
matt y on Sep 12, 2020
Brown ale ingredient
Jon A on Sep 11, 2020
Needed me some biscuit flavor
Daniel C on Jun 4, 2020
It is special and dark!
Dave Clarke on May 20, 2020
Brew a Cal Common
Greg N on May 19, 2020
J on May 8, 2020
Planned recipe ingredient
Joseph H on Apr 21, 2020
Stocking up
Adam on Apr 18, 2020
I want to make a Dark Mild.
Antonio Logan on Apr 16, 2020
Making a Dark Mild
Kenneth G on Mar 7, 2020
Because we are making beer.
Donald Hudecek on Feb 25, 2020
So yummy
Derek B on Dec 31, 2019
past experience
Mark P on Nov 22, 2019
I don't have a brew shop close by so I want a varity on hand for the winter brew season
Scott H on Nov 20, 2019
stout and amber
wayne mcgowan on Aug 28, 2019
I am making a Maerzen for Oktoberfest
Will S on Aug 28, 2019
Iain I on Aug 28, 2019
Dogfish head punkin ale clone receipe
Michael R on Aug 28, 2019
This malt can’t be mimicked easily
Kenneth Graley on Jun 13, 2019
In my area there is no specual Roast malt
Valued C on Apr 30, 2019
Goes well in Stouts
wayne mcgowan on Mar 13, 2019
same as above
Joseph C on Feb 25, 2019
Part of my oatmeal stout recipe
Adam on Feb 20, 2019
Using in a black IPA
Jeff W on Jan 28, 2019
Brewing an Amber Ale (Color)
Galen Yanofsky on Jan 11, 2019
Per recipe
Jordan R on Nov 17, 2018
Latest Brew.
J Michael E on Jul 13, 2018
Character but not to dark (for an ESB)
Michael Blair H on Jul 12, 2018
To use in a Porter.
Lester House on May 21, 2018
To add a nutty flavor to an english ale
Kenton C on Apr 20, 2018
Porter Recipe
Scott Patrick J on Oct 25, 2022
Matthew J on Jul 8, 2022

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Rated 5 out of 5
Superb Flavor, Appetizing Color
I use this in a pale ale recipe, at 0.5 pounds per 6.0 pounds of base malt. It adds appetizing color and excellent rich, smooth, nutty flavor.
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Added Apr 14, 2020
April 14, 2020
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
nice toasty addition for a brown
adds a bit more sweetness than I expected, but overall great and mild toast/roast quality. I like this one WAY better than english brown malt for my brown ales.
September 15, 2018
over 6 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Tons of Bready Flavor
A half pound will lend plenty of biscuit, toasty, and bready flavors to your beer. Also has an interesting tangy character to it. Plays well with other darker malts.
June 11, 2013