EBC-Min 3
EBC-Max 8

BEST Smoked Malt

BEST Smoked Malt is smoked over beech wood from the Franconian Jura and imparts to the beer the typical flavor reminiscent of campfires and smoked ham. The malt is ideal for both beer and whiskey production. When first used, we recommend 10% in the bulk, which can be increased up to 100% thanks to high enzyme power. When choosing the amount to be used, it should be borne in mind that the full smoke aroma usually develops only after fermentation and storage.
For smoky whisky.


Parameter Minimum Maximum Einheit
Moisture content 5.5 %
Extract (dry substance) 77.0 %
Fine-coarse difference (EBC) 2.5 %
Protein, dry basis 9.5 13.0 %
Wort color 3.0 / 1.6 8.0 / 3.5 EBC / L
Wort pH 5.6 6.1
Diastatic Power 250 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 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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