EBC-Min 61
EBC-Max 80

BEST Melanoidin

Compared to BEST Melanoidin Light, BEST Melanoidin contains significantly more dextrins as well as aroma- and color-producing melanoidin compounds formed in a more intensive malting process. The malt is thus an excellent basis for particularly strong, dry-full-bodied and dark to chestnut-red beers. The fruity aromas, which are reminiscent of dried fruit, are also more pronounced than in BEST Melanoidin Light.
For dark and russet beers, Alt, Märzen, Bock, wheat beers and all other specialty beers.


Parameter Minimum Maximum Einheit
Moisture content 4.9 %
Extract (dry substance) 75.0 %
Protein, dry basis 12.0 %
Wort color 61 / 23 80 / 31 EBC / L
Wort pH 5.0 5.8
Grading > 2.5 mm 90.0 %


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 dark and russet beers, Alt, Märzen, Bock, wheat beers and all other specialty beers.

% 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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