EBC-Min 21
EBC-Max 35

BEST Munich Dark

BEST Munich Dark yields intense, full-bodied beers with a pronounced malty body and a bright dark color. The special malting process results in high degrees of solution without loss of the positive sensory properties of the malt. The enzyme-rich malt can also be processed in high grain bill proportions without any problems and without compromises, mostly by reducing the mashing work in the lower temperature range.
Base malt for all dark beers, Märzen, Alt, Bock, Starkbier as well as all other dark specialty beers.


Parameter Minimum Maximum Einheit
Moisture content 4.9 %
Extract (dry substance) 80.0 %
Fine-coarse difference (EBC) 2.5 %
Viscosity (8,6%) 1.6 mPas
Friability 78.0 %
Glassiness 2.5 %
Protein, dry basis 9.0 12.0 %
Soluble nitrogen 650 800 mg/100g
Kolbach index 47 %
Wort color 21/ 8.4 35 / 13.7 EBC / L
Wort pH 5.4 5.9
Grading > 2,5 mm 90.0 %
ß-Glucan (65° C) 350


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.

We are also certified according to the EC-ÖKO regulation (DE-ÖKO-005).


Base malt for all dark beers, Märzen, Alt, Bock, Starkbier as well as all other dark 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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