Jay’s Brewing Malt Spotlight – Midnight Wheat

August 13, 2018

General posting

This week for Jay’s malt spotlight we are looking at Briess’s American Midnight Wheat Malt. The flavor of this malt is described as subtle and smooth with no bitter, astringent, dry flavors, or aftertaste. Midnight Wheat starts slightly sweet with hints of roasted flavor and finishes exceptionally clean and is an extremely smooth way to add color into any beer. It can also be substituted 1:1 for debittered black malt. The reason for this is that debittered black malts are made by removing a great deal of the husk (but not all of it). Since it’s the husk that develops bitter notes during roasting, debittered black malts will contribute a certain amount of bitter or dry flavors to beer. Midnight Wheat Malt will contribute the same color characteristics as Black Malt but without the aftertaste. It’s excellent in Black IPAs, Schwarzbiers, other dark ales, lagers, and for color adjustment in any beer style. Midnight Wheat Malt is considered the smoothest source of black color of any malt available.

Malt Type: Roasted
Lovibond: 550~
Usage: 1 – 10%

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

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