Crisp Small Batch Series HANA MALT
The Hana variety of barley was first developed and grown in the Hana region of Czech Moravia, an area of Europe long fabled for its high quality malting barley. Hana malt’s early claim fame was that it was made up the mash of the first ever golden blond Pilsner lager, which was created in 1842 by Bavarian brewmaster Josef Groll at the Mesfransky Pivovar (Burgher Brewery) of Plzen in Bohemia.
The subsequent global success of the Pilsner style spawned the planting of Hana barley in many countries around the world. The original 19C Hana is internationally recognised as the classic genetic progenitor of modern top quality brewing barleys.
Crisp have taken just a few Hana seeds and grown them up over successive generations on prime Norfolk malting barley land, harvested them and slowly and carefully steeped, germinated and gently kilned them on their 1870s floor maltings.
This first harvest is just 14 tons and at The Malt Miller we have just 1000kgs. From the malt you will notice flavours of freshly baked bread with subtle malty notes producing clean, smooth, sweet wort.
Since 1870 we’ve lived and breathed malting. With this passion and expertise, and by combining traditional and modern techniques, we create an impressive range of malted and non-malted products, including several unique and exclusive barley malts.
We are unique amongst UK maltsters in that the majority of our technical sales team consists of brewing industry professionals. In our past lives we’ve built and run breweries, managed large and craft sites and developed new products. On our production side we have no less than six master maltsters. Backed up by a central lab team and 150 years of malting know-how we have a deep passion for the flavour and science of brewing, distilling and malting. One day you might find our technical team analysing spent draff from a distilling customer so that we can help optimise spirit yield, the next our sales team could be working on a collaboration recipe with our distributors and craft brewing customers around the world.
Home brewing is a fantastic way to produce high-quality beer of all different styles, and at Crisp Malt, we have you covered. If you’d like to try out brewing malts at home, then you’re in the right place!
We’ve partnered with our knowledgeable, approachable and trusted supplier The Malt Miller who provide homebrewers quantities of our malted barley, heritage and speciality malts. They also offer fantastic customer service and will give you all the necessary technical brewing knowledge to get the best from our malted grains.
Malt is the backbone to any great beer recipe, ensuring you have the best quality freshest malt can really improve your brews.
Our malt comes from the same maltsers that professional breweries use. All of our malt is purchased whole/uncrushed, which ensures that it retains the correct moisture levels as the maltster intended.
When you order malt from The Malt Miller we offer it crush fresh, or whole so you can crush it fresh at home using your own mill, or fine crushed for Brew In A Bag brewing. When we crush it for you it is done only when ordered, this ensures you can be sure of freshness and also receive the correct mix of big and small particles.
If you wish to learn more about malt be sure to visit our Brew With Us online resource and our YouTube Channel for lots of brewing content.