Voyager Ethiopian Black Barley (per Kg)

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Voyager - Ethiopian Black Barley (per Kg)

Distinctive nut and biscuit aromas into an earthy and cereal grain like flavour with a slightly oily mouthfeel.

A unique, ancient variety, Ethiopian Black Barley was once and important food source for early civilazations in North Africa, the Middle East and the Himalayas. 

A heirloom variety dating back to 4500BC, this grain has remained Black Barley at the end fo kilning unchanged farmed for generations in small bactches and prized for its flavour, colour and nutritional value.

Distinctive nut and biscuit aromas into an earthy and cereal grain llike flavour with a slightly oily mouthfeel.

Grown in Benalla , Victoria


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MALT SPECIFICATIONS

VARIETY ETHIOPIAN BLACK BARLEY

EXTRACT (FINE DRY) >79%
COLOUR 4-8 EBC

APPARENT ATTENUATION LIMIT (AAL) >80%
FRIABILITY NA

SACCHARIFICATION 10-20 MINS

FREE AMINO NITROGEN (FAN)MG/L >50
6 Row Black Barley at ready for Harvesting. Benalla VIC
DIASTATIC POWER >150

PROTEIN 10-13 %

Frequently Asked Questions about Homebrewing Malt

Below you will find the questions we get asked the most regarding our Malts.
Please click on one of the questions below to see the answer.

What is malt and why is it important in homebrewing?

Malt is a key ingredient in beer production. It is made by germinating and drying cereal grains, usually barley. Malt provides fermentable sugars and contributes to the flavor, color, and body of the beer.

 

What are the different types of malt?

There are various types of malt available for homebrewing, including base malts (such as pale malt and Pilsner malt), specialty malts (such as caramel malt and roasted malt), and adjunct grains (such as wheat and oats). Each type offers unique characteristics to enhance the beer's flavor profile.

 

How should I store malt to maintain its freshness?

It is essential to store malt properly to preserve its freshness. Store unmilled malt in a cool, dry, and dark place, preferably in airtight containers or sealed bags to prevent moisture and air exposure. Malt should be kept away from strong odors that can be absorbed.

 

Can I store malt in the refrigerator or freezer?

While refrigeration or freezing can extend the shelf life of malt, it is not necessary for short-term storage (up to a few months). If you plan to store malt for an extended period, freezing it in a moisture-proof bag can help maintain its freshness for up to a year.

 

How long does malt stay fresh?

Unmilled malt can stay fresh for several months if stored properly. However, it is best to use malt within three to six months to ensure optimal flavor and performance.

 

Should I mill my own malt or buy pre-milled malt?

Milling your own malt provides freshness and allows for greater control over the brewing process. However, if you don't have a grain mill or prefer convenience, pre-milled malt is a convenient option. Just be aware that pre-milled malt may have a shorter shelf life due to increased exposure to air and moisture.

 

Can I use pre-milled malt immediately, or should I let it sit before brewing?

Pre-milled malt can be used immediately, but it is advisable to use it within a few days to minimize the risk of flavor degradation. If you choose to store pre-milled malt, ensure it is well-sealed and protected from moisture.

 

Are there any special considerations for using specialty malts?

Specialty malts, such as caramel or roasted malts, require specific steeping or mashing techniques to extract their desired flavors. Refer to your recipe or brewing instructions for the appropriate usage and steeping times.

 

Can I mix different types of malt in my recipes?

Absolutely! Mixing various types of malt allows you to create complex and unique flavor profiles in your beers. Experimentation with different malt combinations is encouraged in homebrewing.

 

Where can I purchase high-quality malt for homebrewing?

Malt can be obtained from homebrew supply stores, online retailers, or directly from maltsters. Look for reputable suppliers who provide fresh, high-quality malt from trusted sources.
Remember, using quality malt and proper storage practices are essential for brewing great-tasting beer. Enjoy the art and science of homebrewing and have fun exploring the world of malt!
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