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April 2018

March 2018

Happy Easter

2018-03-29T10:55:17+00:00 March 29th, 2018|malt & more|

We wish all brewers and all our customers Happy Easter. At www.bestmalz.de/en/best-accessoires/ you can buy our crafty malts on display and more of our BESTMALZ® products. Hope to see you soon!

February 2018

Return of the beer can

2018-02-21T09:48:22+00:00 February 21st, 2018|malt & more|

Canned beer had a bad reputation for a long time. It was drunk mainly by punks and bums, and only the German rock band Illegal 2001 could claim that “Canned beer makes you smart”. In 2003 a deposit was put on cans in Germany, and the fate of this lightweight aluminum container was sealed: Sales [...]

December 2017

June 2017

Special and craft malts: Old beer in new barrels?

2017-07-14T09:02:05+00:00 June 21st, 2017|malt & more|

The craft beer trend has breathed new life into malt: Special beers demand a corresponding malt. But in fact, special malts have always been around. So what is new about this latest trend? What makes a special or craft malt stand out? Basically, pale base malts like Pilsen or light-colored wheat malts are the real [...]

May 2017

Malt requires harmony

2017-05-09T11:23:34+00:00 May 9th, 2017|malt & more|

What makes a good malt? Whatever type of malt we are creating or refining – whether it is a standard, special or craft malt – we at BESTMALZ rely on a magical blend of four elements that have to harmonize! And here are the four elements we are talking about: Color Sensory properties Ingredients Processability [...]

April 2017

Homebrewing – Getting off to a good start

2017-04-07T12:18:58+00:00 April 7th, 2017|malt & more|

Homebrewing is all the rage: Following the increasing popularity of craft beer, the homebrewing wave has now spilled over to Germany. However, unlike in English-speaking countries, where brewing kits and the necessary equipment and ingredients have been available in larger supermarkets for years, homebrewers in Germany have to rely on special providers or online shops. [...]

Crop Report N° 1 on German 2017 Spring Barley

2017-04-05T10:23:22+00:00 April 5th, 2017|malt & more|

End of March, the Braugersten-Gemeinschaft e. V. (German Malting Barley Association) has compiled an overview of summer barley plantings expected for the cultivation year 2017. Temperatures in the winter of 2016/2017 were 0.7 °C (approx. 1.3 °F) above the long-term average, while aggregate rainfall was about one third below that. Especially in the south of [...]

March 2017

February 2017