We source this unmalted barley from a local Organic Farm in the village of Bishopstone (6 miles from us) which is well known for the quality of its produce and responsible farming practises. Un-malted means this barley has not been through the malting process, it is raw barley.
Unmalted barley can be and is used in the brewing industry, used within brewing for whiskey or bourbon, but also as an adjunct within beer brewing. Within beer brewing you would expect unmalted barley to deliver a nice bread flavour, whilst also adding haze and body to a brew, however it would need to be used in conjunction with malted barley due to it not having any enzymes. Or if you interested in home malting this is the perfect product for you to use.
Barley variety is Westminster.
This is non gelatinised and therefore does not give such a good conversion (it’s more difficult to mash) as malted barley.
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.