malt & more

February 2017

Good malt is worth waiting for

2017-02-01T09:12:30+00:00 February 1st, 2017|malt & more|

A good beer takes time to mature – and the same applies to malt. This is why BESTMALZ® has committed itself to slow malting. But what does that mean exactly? The elaborate malting process consists of cleaning, steeping, germinating and kiln-drying. The germination time triggered by steeping has a decisive influence on the quality of [...]

December 2016

A new craving: Cookies and beer

2017-01-30T01:29:22+00:00 December 15th, 2016|malt & more, events|

What would Christmas be without the scent of freshly baked cookies? But what beverage goes best with gingerbread, cookies and Christmas cake? The classic choice is coffee and tea, or at the most a glass of mulled wine at the Christmas market. In the English-speaking world, cookies can also be dunked in milk. But whatever [...]

November 2016

May 2016

Crop Report #1 for German 2016 Spring Barley

2017-01-30T01:29:30+00:00 May 10th, 2016|malt & more|

Mid-April the Braugersten-Gemeinschaft e.V. (German Malting Barley Association) has released the first crop report on German spring barley plantings for 2016. The winter was warmer and more humid than the long-term reference mean, but pleasant weather from Mid-March let the soil dry fast. Therefore plantings were quick and compact and allowed sowing to take place [...]

March 2016

June 2015

Special X® goes Craft

2016-07-05T14:04:56+00:00 June 10th, 2015|malt & more|

Craft is a current topic in the brewing industry. Craft brewers interpret historic styles with unique twists and develop new styles that have no precedent. BEST Special X® has become a first choice craft malt. Currently, so called craftbeer brewers are typically using a wide variety of hops for the production of their highly diverse [...]