Pilsner Malt - Viking Malt

Pilsner Malt - Viking Malt

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2 °L - Viking Pils is a traditional European Pilsner malt with a delicate malt sweetness that gives your lagers that extra something special. Viking Pils is the perfect base for all lagers and essential for Pilsners, Helles, Marzen, Bock, Vienna Lager, etc. 

When your making light lagers most brewers want the pils base malt to provide a bit of maltiness. It can be the difference between boring beer and amazing beer. We have gotten great feedback from pro brewers and many have switched to Viking after trying it.  
We also have several craft breweries using this malt for the commercial production of light colored Pales, IPA's, and Hazys. When compared to our Viking Xtra Pale the flavor of the Pils malt is just a bit lighter. Some brewers love this for their really light colored ales that are bursting with hop flavors.    
Viking Malt is one of the largest malting companies in the world and the largest roaster of specialty malts. They are the main malt supplier to the famous Carlsberg brewery. Viking is not well known in the USA because they haven't had good US distribution. Because MoreBeer! and MoreBeer! Pro is directly importing thousands of tons of malt we are stoked to offer you Northern European malt quality from one of the best malting companies in the world at lower than domestic malt pricing. 
Viking Malt has 6 malthouses in areas where distinctive Nordic barley are sourced: in Halmstad, Sweden; Vordingborg, Denmark; Lahti, Finland; Panevezys, Lithuania and in Sierpc and Strzegom, Poland.  The advantage of northern European malt is lower protein levels, good kernel size, and less amount of pesticides used due to the cold winters. 

Malt Specification:

Moisture % - max. 5.0
Extract fine % dm - min. 80.0
Color °L - 1.7-2.0
Protein % dm - max. 11.5
Sol. nitrogen mg/100 g - 600–750
Free amino nitrogen mg/l - 130–170
Beta-glucan mg/l - max. 200
Friability % - min. 80
Diastatic power WK dm - min. 250
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BrandViking Malt
Lovibond Range2 L
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Previous use
Mark E on Jan 22, 2022
Base malt
Terrence G on Jan 22, 2022
Previous use
Mark E on Jan 22, 2022
Making a Pilsner
Paul J on Jan 22, 2022
Base malt
Terrence G on Jan 22, 2022
to make beer with
Jared K on Dec 30, 2021
My go-to grain for doppelbock
Lloyd Martin on Dec 23, 2021
Yordan A on Nov 23, 2021
use it regularly
SHANE W on Nov 18, 2021
good malt
JAMES V on Nov 17, 2021
Michael Gann on Nov 11, 2021
To make beer
Ernie S on Nov 8, 2021
Quality and Cost
IVAN NAZARIO on Nov 8, 2021
This is my go to Pilsner malt
Lester House on Nov 5, 2021
good stuff
Timothy P on Nov 3, 2021
Helles, Pilsner & Belgian styles
Greer W on Nov 2, 2021
Arnie L on Oct 15, 2021
Known quantity
Vitol Wiacek on Oct 8, 2021
Low Price, Good Rating
Thomas B on Oct 8, 2021
Price was right.
Alex B on Sep 23, 2021
part of a recipe
Brian O on Sep 14, 2021
brewing lagers and other lighter beers
Anthony W. G on Sep 10, 2021
Good product, great price
andrew on Aug 24, 2021
Mitch A on Aug 24, 2021
brewing a Malt beverage
Robert S on Aug 24, 2021
Good product great price
Rob L on Aug 21, 2021
low cost base malt in bulk
William M on Aug 20, 2021
Ethan C on Aug 18, 2021
Low on PIlsner
Cody S on Aug 18, 2021
Kendall M on Aug 17, 2021
Recipe base malt.
Stephen L on Aug 17, 2021
Tried and true
Chuck W on Aug 16, 2021
Tommy T on Aug 11, 2021
Good malt for wizen.
Michael V on Jul 30, 2021
Wanted a European malt for a European beer.
Brad M on Jul 29, 2021
Brewing Oktoberfest
John K on Jul 28, 2021
base malt
Chris E on Jul 17, 2021
Required for a brew recipe.
Kyle Heon on Jul 14, 2021
In PA warehouse
Thomas M on Jul 6, 2021
In PA warehouse
Thomas M on Jul 6, 2021
light beer for less maltyness
nick w on Jun 24, 2021
Giving Viking a try. Not heard of them before.
Adrian O on Jun 23, 2021
I have had good results from this malt.
andrew on Jun 12, 2021
Wanted traditional malt for a recipe.
Adam Rosten on Jun 12, 2021
almost out
Gary Haygood on Jun 9, 2021
Trying New Recipe
Daniel H on Jun 3, 2021
Great price for good malt
Jonathan H on Jun 3, 2021
Brewing beer
Paul D on May 24, 2021
Need for a bunch of styles I am brewing soon
Winfrey J on May 21, 2021
Price was right
Michael G on Apr 28, 2021
recipe - wanted 11 lbs
stewart b on Apr 27, 2021
Have been using it lately and really like it
Brenda P on Apr 23, 2021
Making a Pilsner
Paul J on Jan 22, 2022
to make beer with
Jared K on Dec 30, 2021

4.7 / 5.0
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Rated 3 out of 5
Adequate for average beers
This is a decent Pilsner malt, but lacks the great flavor of Weyermann or Ireks. Perfectly adequate for beers where you don’t need a crisp field-fresh malt flavor. It’s cost is favorable for use in such beers.
October 4, 2021
10 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Pilsner Malt
I brewed an enjoyable lager with this malt
September 13, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great buy. I highly recommend.
August 26, 2021
5 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good stuff… processed in Poland… Viking pils + lubelski hops = polish lager
August 21, 2021
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Makes a very good beer
June 26, 2021
7 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Viking Pilsner
Great value, great tasting, well modified.
May 12, 2021
9 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great malt
Used in a golden ale and turned out great.
April 29, 2021
9 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good stuff
Works for me. Tasty stuff.
January 30, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Worked good for me.
Good grind and it gave me good gravity points. I will buy it again and think it is worth trying and recommend.
January 19, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Results in beers with great head formation and lacing
I have brewed two beers thus far using Viking Pilsner. One as 100% grist, the other 50%. Both exhibited the nicest head I have ever gotten on a beer. The resulting head was very white, dense, and rocky and persisted practically until the glass was empty. The flavor is best described as crisp. My efficiency fell somewhat short of expected for both, but not by enough to be problematic. All in all, a worthwhile pilsner to try. I plan on experimenting subbing in a few pounds into future beers with other base malts to see if I can get the nice head. Presently using carafoam with good results for this purpose.
August 20, 2020
over 2 years ago