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2-Row Xtra Pale Malt - Viking Malt

2-Row Xtra Pale Malt - Viking Malt

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Description

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
TypeBase
OriginEurope
MilledNo
Lovibond0 - 100 L
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price plus previous use
seth p on Oct 19, 2021
For my next home brew
Chad Andersen on Oct 12, 2021
price plus previous use
seth p on Oct 19, 2021
Recipe
Scott A on Oct 19, 2021
For my next home brew
Chad Andersen on Oct 12, 2021
Known quantity
Vitol Wiacek on Oct 8, 2021
I need 2 row pale malt
John H on Oct 8, 2021
Need more malt!
Tony N on Oct 1, 2021
For a recipe
Ryan E on Sep 29, 2021
to lighten abase
Arnold F on Sep 24, 2021
Price was right.
Alex B on Sep 23, 2021
Good experience
Jason L on Sep 22, 2021
Beer
Conrad R on Sep 18, 2021
Grain re-up
Chris C on Sep 14, 2021
Price
Brandon C on Sep 10, 2021
Good reviews
Valued C on Aug 30, 2021
Best price, have had good results when I have used in the past.
Dan on Aug 11, 2021
Affordable and high quality base malt
Riley M Van Wyk on Aug 4, 2021
Cost effective
Erin C on Jul 19, 2021
Because you won't affordably ship to Hawaii and I can fit this in a checked bag while visiting the mainland
Derek H on Jul 13, 2021
Because you won't affordably ship to Hawaii and I can fit this in a checked bag while visiting the mainland
Derek H on Jul 13, 2021
Good price
It's a very good base malt
Rocky C on Jul 13, 2021
good all around grain
Josh L on Jun 17, 2021
I use it for my IPA
Daniel Collins on Jun 10, 2021
I use it for my IPA
Daniel Collins on Jun 10, 2021
I use it for my IPA
Daniel Collins on Jun 10, 2021
It's yummy!
Brian C on May 29, 2021
Use in almost every batch
Matthew J on May 18, 2021
Price
Rocky C on May 11, 2021
Viking is great
Aaron K on May 8, 2021
price
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
Value
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
price
rick s on Mar 10, 2021
I like light colored beer
Brian N on Mar 10, 2021
Price
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
Recipe
Scott A on Oct 19, 2021
Known quantity
Vitol Wiacek on Oct 8, 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 Foster on Dec 6, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I've never detected DMS using this malt, and I use an all in one electric system, so my boil is very tame.
Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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Rated 5 out of 5
No wonder the beer turns out so delicious
This Viking 2-Row is so sweet and crunchy and delicious I could eat it as a snack. Yes - it's that good! Lends a slight sweetness to the wort. I'm using it in a chocolate milk stout. I highly recommend it!
September 29, 2021
Purchased
1 month ago
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
Purchased
6 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Hit OG
Hit my OG, so good stuff
December 30, 2020
Purchased
10 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
Purchased
over 2 years 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
Purchased
1 year 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
Purchased
1 year 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
Purchased
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
Purchased
1 year 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
Purchased
over 2 years 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
Purchased
over 2 years ago