Viking Wheat Malt

Viking Wheat Malt

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1.9-3.0 °L - Viking Wheat Malt is produced from spring wheat.  Wheat goes through all the same process steps as done with barley malting.  Anyway, some special attention is needed during the germination because the shape of wheat kernels may promote very dense bed formation. Also the fact that the root let growth is modest keeps the wheat bed very tight. Due to this the temperature of the bed tries to rise easily. Especially during summer times there should be enough cooling capacity to perform controlled germination. Kilning end temperatures are in the area of 72-80C.

Viking Malt’s Wheat Malt is well modified malt giving easiness in the brewing process. There is enough “everything” and it works well in high percentages giving its own amylase activity into the brew. The Viking Malt Wheat malt gives good flavor with low coloring values.  The extract content is high.

In 2016 Viking Malt and Danish Malting Group joined forces to better serve their customers. Now the new Viking Malt is the leading malting company in Northern Europe and supply raw materials and services to the global brewing, distilling and food industries. Viking Malt has 6 malthouses in areas where our distinctive Nordic barley is sourced: in Halmstad, Sweden; Vordingborg, Denmark; Lahti, Finland; Panevezys, Lithuania and in Sierpc and Strzegom, Poland. The annual malting capacity is close to 600 kilotons.

Malt Specification:

Moisture % - max. 6.0
Extract fine % dm - min. 82.0
Color °L - 1.9-3.0
Protein % dm - max. 13.0
Sol. nitrogen mg/100 g - max. 800
Free amino nitrogen mg/l - 90-150
Viscosity mPas - max. 2.0
Diastatic power WK dm - min. 250
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BrandViking Malt
Lovibond0 - 100 L
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MoreFlavor Store
Love this malt for a good base for all my wheat beers.
Joseph E on Sep 19, 2020
Recipe item
Neil W on Sep 3, 2020
Love this malt for a good base for all my wheat beers.
Joseph E on Sep 19, 2020
Love Viking grains
Jonathan Weber on Sep 14, 2020
Recipe item
Neil W on Sep 3, 2020
best value
Alex S on Sep 2, 2020
Add head retention and nice mouth feel
Thomas D on Aug 31, 2020
Wheat beer
Roberto Reyes G on Aug 17, 2020
Matthew D on Aug 13, 2020
Decent for the price, out of briess wheat
Dane G on Aug 1, 2020
Tim B on Jul 29, 2020
Great for any beer you want the earthy sweetness of wheat and its cheaper than other brands
Daniel Quinn on Jul 28, 2020
I always add 1# of wheat malt to every recipe for the fine, bubbly, head.
John M on Jul 28, 2020
Good wheat.
John H on Jul 4, 2020
Mitchell O on Jun 24, 2020
Try and replicate Luponic Distortion grain bill.
Ryan K on Jun 19, 2020
Good price on Viking malts.
John M on Jun 9, 2020
Good price
Zach P on May 21, 2020
I like the mouthfeel and foam quality wheat gives a beer.
Merlinus M on May 19, 2020
good stuff
Stephen R on May 19, 2020
Good price
Zach P on May 19, 2020
have been happy with it
jason on May 14, 2020
David F on May 5, 2020
Belgian beers
Norm E on May 4, 2020
Need it and you are out of Weyermann.
Lance C on Apr 21, 2020
Out of pale wheat malt
Blair S on Mar 31, 2020
You were out of Pale Wheat, Weyermann
Valued C on Mar 30, 2020
base malt
wells j on Mar 24, 2020
Give it a try
Louis on Mar 23, 2020
Carolyn B on Mar 18, 2020
Trying something new.
Carmen G S on Mar 16, 2020
Shawn f on Feb 22, 2020
Wesley H on Feb 19, 2020
Matthew C on Feb 17, 2020
Heard good things about viking malt
Grain pantry to have on hand.
Mainefolks on Feb 3, 2020
Good price, have used before and liked.
Russell J. C on Feb 1, 2020
WALTER F. on Jan 22, 2020
never tried Viking malt
Bradley C on Jan 21, 2020
Price was right for what I was browsing for.
Brandon G on Jan 11, 2020
Love Viking malted grains
Jukka S on Jan 10, 2020
Viking is a good malt at a very good price.
Lester H on Jan 7, 2020
adds body to my IIPA
Rich G on Dec 24, 2019
Used it once and the yield is fantastic
Ted H on Dec 23, 2019
For a belgian blonde
Christian H on Dec 19, 2019
Have purchased before. Works Well for my purposes.
Larry B on Dec 16, 2019
great price
Speece C on Dec 2, 2019
For Beer
Patrick Riordan on Nov 9, 2019
checking out the Viking line
Ilza K on Oct 24, 2019
lance on Oct 15, 2019
Patrick Riordan on Oct 3, 2019
Will work with Viking 2-row
Tianri Z on Sep 18, 2019
Love Viking grains
Jonathan Weber on Sep 14, 2020
best value
Alex S on Sep 2, 2020
Is this white or red wheat?
Ryan Nelson on Nov 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Mine Was White Wheat And I Have Used In Blue Moon Beer Was Very Happy

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European Wheat at a North American Price Point
I had a chance to taste this wheat malt against Briess and Weyermann. True, it is hard, but I had no problems milling with my Malt Muncher 3 at .030. I found the taste to be far superior to the Briess equivalent, which tasted like cardboard in comparison. The Weyermann would be the gold standard, in my opinion, and I found the Viking wheat to be almost, but not quite, as good tasting. But it is currently 25% less expensive than Weyermann, making it an attractive alternative.
August 7, 2020
1 year ago
Viking Wheat Malt crush
This Wheat Malt is very hard and in my humble option must be crushed separate from your base malt grain bill to avoid jamming your home malt mill. On my next batch using this wheat malt I will widen the crush gap then adjust back to my standard gap (0.032") for a second crush. Use the chew test to determine the hardness of this grain for your own verification of my assessment and crush needs. Also I will consider a different variety the next time I purchase wheat malt.
April 5, 2020
6 months ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Joseph - Wheat malt in general is much harder than typical grain and a sign of freshness. Many folks will mix small amounts of grain in when milling to lighten the load of the rollers.
April 29, 2020
Zach R Staff
Great Wheat Malt for the Best Price
I've used Viking Malts nearly exclusively for my latest brews. Started out as an experiment to see if the cheaper malts would compare to name brand malts and boy was I surprised at the quality and taste! I brew heavier beers and lots of Dunkelweizen, the Viking Wheat has performed perfectly with taste and color!

When you can purchase 10lbs paying $0.90 per pound and make superior brew, that is a WIN WIN!
February 23, 2020
1 year ago