Crisp Plumage Archer Heritage Malt

Heritage malt that packs a punch

EBC: 4.0

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£2.45 / Kg

Malts are sold by the gram in 50g multiples.  There is no minimum order, but please note a bagging charge will be applied for quantities weighing less than 1000g.  When ordering, please enter the number of grams you would like (e.g. 1kg = 1000g).

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Plumage Archer is the offspring of Plumage and Archer and was the world’s first commercially produced cross-bred barley. It was developed by Dr Beavan at Warminster Maltings. It had a similar impact on the brewing world as Chevallier and for many years they sat side by side, each providing their own nuance to 20th century British beers. Our brewers savour its pale colour, subtle palate and clean flavour.

Much like IPAs of old, it is at home as a supporting player to bold hop character, especially the fruity and aromatic new world varieties. It plays especially well in Hazy IPAs and it produces a delicate, fruit new make spirit for whisky.



Crisp’s heritage malt, Plumage Archer is a predecessor or the ever popular Maris Otter. It fell out of favour as it has a much lower yield per acre than more modern varieties making it less attractive to grow. However, the resultant flavour has never been in question, just try Govinda by Cheshire Brewhouse

Our Friend Shane Swindells has been brewing with heritage malts and whilst we can give you tasting notes such as “Very Sweet, Malty, Caramel, Bready, Smooth” somehow Shane has a more eloquent tone. Check out what Shane has to say below, he is quite a character!

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Weight 0.001 kg


Country of Origin GB
HS Code 1107200000


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