EBC-Wert 6

BEST Wheat Malt

BEST Wheat Malt is the base malt for all wheat beer varieties. It ensures tangy freshness and the typical top-fermented wheat beer taste. It is produced exclusively from high-quality brewing wheat. Compared to BEST Pilsen Malt, the wheat malt has a higher protein content and is therefore suitable for increasing the full-bodiedness and improving the foam in top-fermented beer specialties.
Base malt for all wheat beers, top-fermented beers, Kölsch, for alcohol-reduced as well as alcohol-free beers.


Parameter Minimum Maximum Einheit
Parameter Minimum Maximum Unit
Moisture content 5.5 %
Extract (dry substance) 82.0 %
Fine-coarse difference (EBC) 2.5 %
Viscosity (8,6%) 1.99 mPas
Protein, dry basis 13.5 %
Soluble nitrogen 680 850 mg/100g
Kolbach index 36.0 46.0 %
Wort color 3.5 / 1.8 6.0 / 2.7 EBC / L
Wort pH 5.6 6.6
Diastatic Power 230 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.

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


Base malt for all wheat beers, top-fermented beers, Kölsch, for alcohol-reduced as well as alcohol-free 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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