Schlenkerla malts their own grain, as does Spezial. What the variety is, I do not know.
I spaced that they malted their own barley, dur.
This also raises the question, if Schlenkerla uses 100% smoked malts, how do they get the dark color of the beer in the glass in front of me at Schlenkerla, in my picture? Either they use some color malts, or they kiln to a darker color.
Good point, they must kiln it to a darker color or at least some of it. I'll take them at their word that they use 100% smoked malt.
All of this is just another reason to go back to Bamberg.
Seriously, I can't wait to go back. I was there in December - it's bock season.
Plus all of the Christmas markets in the towns, street vendors with mulled wine and beer and food, really a great time of year to go. They tapped the Oak Smoked at Schlenkerla three days after I left.