Jay’s Brewing Malt Spotlight – Briess Chocolate Malt

September 29, 2017

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This week we are looking at Briess Chocolate Malt, a staple ingredient for dark beers. For starters, Chocolate Malt is a roasted malt made from 2-row barley. This malt adds a dark roasty sweetness, and a coffee-like aroma and flavor to any homebrew. Chocolate Malt has a wide range of uses and can really be added to almost any recipe; yes, even an IPA. It can be used to create colors in a very wide range from black, to deep golds, to dark reds, and even slight brown hues. Chocolate Malt can also be added to beers to improve the flavor and aroma. Chocolate Malt will add subtle character to a darker beer or can be used to smooth out some bitter flavors from other malts. In some circumstances, Chocolate Malt may be used in substitution for black malt where a smoother malt profile is desired over what is sometimes referred to as “Sharp” or bitter taste in black malts. Chocolate Malt is suitable for many beers including American Porter(20A), American stout(30B), Munich Dunkel(8A), and British Brown Ale(13B).

This and 58 other malts are available year-round at Jay’s Brewing in Manassas,VA.

Malt Type: Roasted
Lovibond: 350~
Usage: 10% Max

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