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2-Row Xtra Pale Malt - Viking Malt

2-Row Xtra Pale Malt - Viking Malt

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Description

1.9 °L - Viking Malt - 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 - 1.9
Protein % dm - max. 10.1
Kolbach Index % - 44.4
Beta-glucan in wort (mg/l) - 185
Friability % - 87
Glassy grains % - 0.4
 

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

Canada Malting - 2-Row GR642
Great Western Malting - Premium 2-Row GR300
Briess Malting - Brewers 2-Row GR301
Rahr Malting - 2-Row GR304

 

BrandViking Malt
Type2-Row Malt
OriginEurope
MilledNo
Lovibond Range0 - 5 L
Lovibond1.9
Community Q&A

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Seth G on Jun 10, 2022
nice base malt
Adam F on May 26, 2022
see above
Seth G on Jun 10, 2022
Using Kveik which is the viking of yeasts
Seth G on Jun 10, 2022
nice base malt
Adam F on May 26, 2022
My go to malt for IPA's, produces a nice yellowish color.
Craig G on Apr 16, 2022
Recommended, previously utilized, deemed "Good stuff".
Ralph H on Apr 6, 2022
Recommended, previously utilized, deemed "Good stuff".
Ralph H on Apr 6, 2022
recipe specially called for this malt and MoreBeer appears to be the only place that stocks this malt
Rasheeda S on Mar 18, 2022
In recipe
Richard D on Mar 9, 2022
I recipe
Richard D on Mar 9, 2022
Love the quality
Shaun J on Feb 15, 2022
blue moon clone
Thomas N on Feb 12, 2022
To brew beer
Matthew J on Jan 22, 2022
Dinosaurs
Sean B on Dec 27, 2021
I have had good results with Viking malts.
andrew on Nov 11, 2021
beer
Stephen G on Nov 6, 2021
beer
Stephen G on Nov 6, 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
Seth 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
michael torres on Jul 13, 2021
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
Using Kveik which is the viking of yeasts
Seth G on Jun 10, 2022
My go to malt for IPA's, produces a nice yellowish color.
Craig G on Apr 16, 2022
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
What is the diastatic power of this malt?
Sheldon Speicher on Nov 18, 2021
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
13 Reviews
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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
9 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Hit OG
Hit my OG, so good stuff
December 30, 2020
Purchased
1 year 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
over 2 years 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
over 2 years 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
Rated 5 out of 5
Great 2-row alternative
I used this twice to make a very hoppy pale ale. Only other malt addition was caramunich. Conversion is very good as others have noted. Finished beer was very good, so much so that I making this my house pale ale. Have also used other viking malts and have had good results with those as well. Nice price point, just order 2 sacks of Pale malt to compare to golden promise.
October 28, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago