Viking 2-Row Xtra Pale Malt

Viking 2-Row Xtra Pale Malt

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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
Lovibond0 - 100 L
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Great price
Brandon P on May 22, 2020
Standard 2 row
Anthony C on May 19, 2020
Great price
Brandon P on May 22, 2020
no comments yet ,first time to use this
JAIME D on May 21, 2020
Standard 2 row
Anthony C on May 19, 2020
Good Quality
Eric R on May 18, 2020
advised by sales
jason on May 14, 2020
Good malt
Joshua E on May 12, 2020
I want to brew some ipa I hope I got all the good stuff
Valued C on May 10, 2020
To complete free shipping and it’s a good price on base malt
Adam K on May 9, 2020
Interesting new Super Pale Malt
Nicholas M on May 2, 2020
To make beer with.
Gregory G on Apr 28, 2020
Recipe specific item
Ryland M on Apr 22, 2020
I've been using all of the Viking Malts and really like this one.
Gary Haygood on Apr 17, 2020
They were backordered on Pilsner malt.
Rygg Larsen on Mar 29, 2020
lightest malt checking out viking?
Alan G on Mar 24, 2020
seemed like a good idea at the time
John R on Mar 23, 2020
Never tried before.
Philip A Myers on Mar 21, 2020
Franz T on Mar 6, 2020
its lighter than normal 2-row
Elisha L on Mar 3, 2020
Great price
Kuumba S on Feb 28, 2020
HomeBrew Finds - Deal of the Day - Was considerably less that Rahr 2-Row at NB.
Sam P on Feb 1, 2020
Great price and I've been happy with their pale ale malt.
Ben G on Feb 1, 2020
Stephen R on Jan 30, 2020
regular base grain
David M on Jan 17, 2020
Jason F on Jan 14, 2020
Makes good beer
Michael Hoccom on Jan 9, 2020
great price
Speece C on Dec 2, 2019
great price
Speece C on Dec 2, 2019
I love this malt for hop forward APAs!
Scott J on Nov 28, 2019
To make wort
Jeremy N on Oct 30, 2019
It looked like a great value and had some good reviews
Tom W on Oct 26, 2019
The lighter kiln.
W A on Oct 26, 2019
Cream ale recipe
Colby Bullock on Oct 26, 2019
used this before, little trub, what to check that again, good price
Paul Z on Oct 18, 2019
cost/heard good things
Tim L on Oct 5, 2019
base malt
Patrick M on Sep 13, 2019
Looks good
Michael M on Sep 10, 2019
I read about it on Reddit, good price as well.
CASEY T on Sep 7, 2019
Split pale malt with xtra for lighter beer.
Giovanni M on Sep 6, 2019
Great price and I’ve used it before and it’s a solid 2-row grain.
Tim H on Aug 30, 2019
Excellent price and sounds promising!
Michael A. B on Aug 28, 2019
This is a great product to add to my New England IPA recipe.
Rory F on Aug 28, 2019
Price and want to see if I can use as go to base malt. Time will tell
John W on Aug 28, 2019
Great Price. Like the other malts as well!
Scott J on Aug 28, 2019
Heard good on this new malt
Adam Peppas on Jul 23, 2019
price and color
Norm B on Jul 23, 2019
I have Viking Pale and have made good beer with it. I would like a paper malt for some beers.
Stephen G on Jul 19, 2019
looking for a pale pilsner.
Lewis Hunter on Jul 19, 2019
Wanted to give it a try
Eric Bard on Jul 18, 2019
making an IPA and this price point is unbeatable with my situation
Ben Sawyers on Jul 13, 2019
no comments yet ,first time to use this
JAIME D on May 21, 2020
Good Quality
Eric R on May 18, 2020
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
BEST ANSWER: Hi Joseph - Below the description on the items product page, there is a section labeled "Documents". The product information and typical analysis can be found within the document provided. If the requested information still cannot be found, we recommend reaching out to Viking directly to obtain the PPG and DP.

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Great Base Malt
I've used the Viking on 4 Brews now and have not been disappointed in quality or production
February 11, 2020
8 months ago
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
8 months ago
Good pale malt
Used it in a recipe for a double IPA and in a saison recipe and it was great for both. Conversion was good in both recipes and the beers both taste great.
September 29, 2019
8 months ago
Good stuff
Just used this as a base malt and I really enjoyed it. For the price and flavor much better than standard 2 row. This was like a Pilsner malt with more sweetness.
September 12, 2019
8 months ago
Viking is clean, crisp and makes for a great beer!
July 23, 2019
10 months ago