EBC-Min 1.100
EBC-Max 1.200

BEST Black Malt

BEST Black Malt is roasted more intensively than BEST Chocolate and is ideally suited for very dark to black beers that should have a pleasant roasted note. Depending on the amount used, flavor profiles of bitter chocolate and mild to strong coffee are achieved in the beer. Despite the more intensive roasting process, the gentle method avoids astringent, unpleasantly bitter flavor notes. This is reflected in comparatively low pyrazine levels.
For whisky, also as part of the grain bill in smoky whisky.


Parameter Minimum Maximum Einheit
Moisture content 4.5 %
Extract fine grind, dry basis 65.0 %
Wort Color 1.100 / 415 1.200 / 450 EBC* / L*
* deviation +/- 10%


All raw materials are tested for pesticides, mycotoxins and heavy metals and meet the requirements of VO (EG) 165/2010 and 396/2005.

All BEST malts are regularly tested for N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). Their nitrosamine content is below the permissible limit.

All BEST malts comply with VO (EG) No. 1829/2003, 1830/2003, 49/2000, 18/2001 and 50/2000. We work without irradiation and without genetically modified raw materials, ingredients or additives.

All BEST malts as well as their packaging are produced in strict compliance with DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 and HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) food safety management system.

BEST malts comply with the German Purity Law.

The cultivation of the barley until the delivery of the malt is carried out in accordance with the regulation EC / 178/2002.


For whisky, also as part of the grain bill in smoky whisky.

% of the grain bill


In bulk, sacks size 25 kg/55 lbs and 50 kg/110 lbs, super sacks size 500-1,000 kg/1,100-2,200 lbs. All of our malts are also available in crushed form on request.

Shelf life

At least 24 months if stored under cool (max. 20 °C/68 °F) and dry (max. 35 % RH) conditions.
For crushed malt: 12 months.


Our specialists will be happy to advise you if you wish.

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