EBC-Min 28
EBC-Max 32


BEST Red X® has become a trendsetter in the craft beer scene. It can also be used at up to 100 % of the grain bill for whisky and is ready to use without having to add other malts thanks to its good to average enzyme levels. BEST Red X® produces an exceptionally intense color in the distillate and stands out with a fruity, sherry flavor.
For whisky, also as part of the grain bill in smoky whisky.
Passion fruit


Parameter Minimum Maximum Einheit
Moisture content 4.9 %
Extract (dry substance) 79.0 %
Friability 76.0 %
Glassiness 2.5 %
Protein, dry basis 12.0 %
Soluble nitrogen 750 mg/100g
Wort color 28 / 11 32 / 13 EBC / L
Wort pH 5.4 6.1
Diastatic Power 200.0 WK


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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